Call for Papers: Bremer Symposium “Rethinking the Language Learner”

Dear Sir or Madam,
Dear colleagues,

We kindly ask you to distribute the following Call for Papers and Call for Award among the members of your association.

The Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Lande Bremen and the AKS will be hosting the 7th Bremer Symposium from February 28 – March 2, 2019. “Rethinking the Language Learner: Paradigms, Methods and Disciplines” is the overarching topic for this event.
The call for papers is still open, and registration has already begun.

Thematic areas of focus will include:

  • Promoting learner autonomy
  • New target groups and ways of learning
  • Assessing learners
  • Perspectives from related disciplines
  • Motivating learners
  • Skills and competences
  • Leaner-centred materials and methods

Would would be most happy to welcome you in Bremen, and should you wish to contribute to the successful format of the symposium by sharing your practical experience and the outcomes of your research, we would be likewise much obliged.

You will find the call for papers attached to this email. The deadline for submitting an abstract is October 28, 2018. If you wish to submit, please do so online at the conference website.

It would also be very helpful if you could share the call for papers with colleagues at your institution.
Furthermore, we are very pleased that we will be awarding two prizes at the Symposium this time – one for a doctoral thesis or post-doctoral thesis, and one for a master’s thesis – both of which aim to honour excellent work done by  early career researchers in the area of foreign language teaching. Submissions for these two prizes can by sent to us until November 30, 2018. It would be most helpful for us if you could also share this information at your institution or with any interested colleagues.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitation to get in touch with me.

On behalf of Prof. Claudia Harsch and the Organisation Team, I offer you my sincere thanks and send you best wishes from Bremen.

Miriam Bendisch