[lg policy] Second International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence (January 29-31, 2010)

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jun 9 16:05:23 UTC 2009

Forwarded From: Louis Janus <lctl at umn.edu>


January 29-31, 2010
Hotel Arizona, Tucson AZ

Workshop, Paper and Poster Proposal Submission Extended Deadline:
September 1, 2009

Keynote Speaker Claire Kramsch, Ph.D. -- University of California, Berkeley
Professor of German and Foreign Language Acquisition; Founding
Director of the Berkeley Language Center

Globalization, having brought individuals in contact with one another
at an unprecedented scale, has also brought forth a general challenge
to traditionally recognized boundaries of nation, language, race,
gender, and class. For those living within this rapidly changing
social landscape,intercultural competence--as defined by Michael Byram
above--is a necessary skill, and the cultivation of such intercultural
individuals falls on the shoulders of today's educators. They should
provide students with opportunities to help them define and design for
themselves their "third place" or "third culture," a sphere of
interculturality that enables language students to take an insider's
view as well as an outsider's view on both their first and second
cultures. It is this ability to find/establish/adopt this third place
that is at the very core of intercultural competence.

The conference aims to bring researchers and practitioners across
languages, levels and settings to discuss and share research, theory,
and best practices and foster meaningful professional dialogue on
issues related to Intercultural Competence teaching and learning.

This conference is organized by the Center for Educational Resources
in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) and cosponsored by the
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program, Center for Middle
Eastern Studies and Center for Latin American Studies at the
University of Arizona

Complete Conference details: http://cercll.arizona.edu/icc_2010.php

Proposal guidelines and online submission form:

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