In recent years we have witnessed a growing interest in multilingualism and its relationship with the learning and teaching of second/foreign languages. However, multilingualism is a highly complex phenomenon, which has a direct influence on how we learn languages. For instance, do we learn a second/foreign language in a similar way in a multilingual context as in a monolingual one? What is the role of the other languages spoken in the community? Do contrasting learning contexts, like CLIL or studying abroad, produce different results? In this process, it is also important to consider the role of emotions in foreign language acquisition. Can positive emotions such as foreign language enjoyment have an active role in the foreign language learning process? These and other topics will be discussed in this symposium, with the aim of understanding multilingualism, how languages are learned and how to teach them better. This symposium is aimed at primary and secondary school teachers, lecturers, university students and researchers. It will be held entirely in English, but it intends to cater for all those interested in multilingualism, L2 or foreign language acquisition, as the issues dealt with should be applicable to any L2.
Organizers of the symposium:
LASLAB (Language and Speech Lab): www.laslab.org
PAYMENT (deadline: 16 April 2014):
KUTXABANK - Account number: 2095 0292 98 3239000486
State as CONCEPT (very important): "L2, 2014"
24 € (coffe break and lunch included).
Students: 12 €