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ICLHE Symposium 2018. "Plurality and singularity: Multilingual policies and specific situated academic actions

  • Fechas:

    Del 18/10/18 al 19/10/18

  • Lugar:

    Auditori Mercè Rodoreda, Barcelona, España (mapa)

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The symposium explores the linguistic and cultural atmosphere of higher education institutions where the social environment may demand the use of two or more languages and where the stakeholders, in particular students and staff, may have many different first languages and may hold competences in three, four, five or even more languages. This symposium wants to explore how multilingual policies can support universities in recognizing and developing their own specificities in a highly globalized world. The symposium aims to reflect on the tension between a hegemonic university system -which tends to blur language diversity to offer teaching and research just in English- and language policies that stimulate multiple language practice. How can universities make good use of the diversity of languages and cultures in their community to strengthen their uniqueness?



  • Registration free (compulsory).
  • Registration deadline: September 28th 2018 or until all vacancies are filled.
  • Maximum capacity: 60 pax.
  • Attendance certificates will be handed out at the end of the conference.
  • Social dinner: A dinner is foreseen for October 18th, 20h. Please confirm your attendance by filling in this form.
  • All sessions will be held in English. 
  • Organized by UPF’s Multilingualism Unit.

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Plurality and singularity: Multilingual policies and specific situated academic actions


ICLHE AGM and Symposium 2018


Thursday 18 – Friday 19 October 2018


Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Ciutadella Campus

Mercè Rodoreda Auditorium



18 October





Welcome words

Manel Jiménez Morales
Academic Director of the Center for Learning Innovation and Knowledge, Pompeu Fabra University

Problematising the E in EMI: Global Englishes as a pedagogic alternative to the English-only fallacy of EMI (Read abstract)

Heath Rose
Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Oxford.


ICLHE Annual General Meeting


UPF Art Track (walking itinerary)


SOCIAL DINNER (attendance registration form)



19 October




Opening Session


Towards a multilingual strategy at the University of Copenhagen: Qualifying and Expanding Parallel Language Policy (Read abstract)

Joyce Kling ">


A decade of language policy at UPF: from 2007 to 2017

Carmen Pérez ">




ICLHE Research activities. 

Chair: Ute Smit, Associate professor in applied linguistics at the Department of English Studies, University of Vienna.

  • Lecturers’ accounts of English language learning and teaching in EMI
    Balbina Moncada, University of Lleida.
  • Japanese professors’ attitudes towards English Medium of Instruction for academic subjects in the Japanese higher education context
    Samantha Curle, University of Oxford.
  • Actions speak louder than words: a multimodal approach to interactional competence in an English-medium university lecture
    Monica Clua, Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
  • 11:45h

Strategies for dealing with language issues during classroom interaction in disciplinary teaching: The perspectives of two Accounting lecturers (Read abstract)

Helen Basturkmen, Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland.




Plurilingual students in EMI: Variable language use, educational democracy and linguistic justice (Read abstract)

Robert Wilkinson ">


Round table discussion

Moderator: Academic Director of the Center for Learning Innovation and Knowledge, Pompeu Fabra University

  • Patrick Studer, ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences
  • Kevin Haines, University of Groningen
  • Jenny Valcke, Karolinska Institutet
  • Emma Dafouz, Universidad Complutense de Madrid



Organizers: Multilingualism Unit (Pompeu Fabra University)



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  • Balbina Moncada, PhD candidate (University of Lleida): Balbina is a PhD candidate in the Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Lleida and a member of the project Towards an Empirical Assessment of the Impact of English-Medium Instruction at University: Language Learning, Disciplinary Knowledge and Academic Identities awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). She has an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from the University of Westminster an her research interests are linguistic ethnography, multilingualism and bilingualism, language teaching and learning, higher education, and identity. 
  • Carmen Pérez, former Vicerector for Language Policy (Pompeu Fabra University): Prof. Pérez is an Accredited Professor of English and Language Acquisition at Pompeu Fabra University. She was responsible for setting up and directing the UPF Language School (1999-2005), and for setting up the university's language policy, in the capacity of Vicerector (2005-2009), and Rector's Commissioner for languages (2009-2013). She's a member of the ALLENCAM research group, among others.
  • Emma Dafouz-Milne,  Associate Professor (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): Her research interests include bilingual education and language policies. She also works as Policy Advisor for Curricular Internationalization at her institution and is part of the Spanish Rectors' Conference Group for Language Policies and Internationalization.
  • Heath Rose, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics (University of Oxford): Heath is convenor of the EMI Oxford research group. His research interests are in Global Englishes and TESOL within international higher education contexts. He is co-author of the booksIntroducing Global Englishes (Routledge, 2015) and Global Englishes for Language Teaching (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
  • Helen Basturkmen, Associate Professor (University of Auckland): Helen Basturkmen teaches courses on discourse analysis for language teachers and English for Specific Purposes at the University of Auckland. She has written two books on English for Specific Purposes (Lawrence Erlbaum, 2006; Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and edited English for Academic Purposes in the Critical Concepts in Linguistics Series (Routledge, 2015). 
  • Jenny Valcke, Senior Lecturer (Karolinska Institutet): Jennifer Valcke is an Educational Developer working at the Unit for Medical Education (UME) at Karolinska Institutet (KI) in Sweden. Her role includes teaching, training and advising on issues related to intercultural education and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in higher education. Jennifer provides support and prepares teaching staff for the challenges of the international classroom, and is currently involved in a research project to internationalise the curriculum of 5 of KI’s study programmes.
  • Joyce Kling, Language Consultant and Researcher (Copenhagen University): Joyce Kling PhD is an Academic Language Consultant at the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use at the University of Copenhagen. Her research interests include EMI, teacher cognition research, language assessment, ESP, and the international classroom. She currently serves on the Board of ICLHE. 
  • Kevin Haines, Senior Curriculum Developer & International Classroom Project (University of Groningen): He is the academic coordinator of the EQUiiP project and co-author of the IntlUni principles. He has worked in international Higher Education programmes in the Netherlands since 1992, and specialises in guiding teachers and students in small group settings in English Medium Instruction (EMI).
  • Manel Jiménez-Morales, Academic Director of the Center for Learning Innovation and Knowledge & Lecturer (Pompeu Fabra University): Manel Jiménez Morales has a PhD in Social Communication from Pompeu Fabra University. He has been a scriptwriter, producer and director for various film and television projects, as well as cultural programmes. He has been on several international research stages and has taught at various German universities. In 2013 he started to develop the strategy for MOOCs and new educational formats at UPF, entrusted with the incorporation of new technologies in teaching. In 2016 he took over the academic management of the CLIK.
  • Mireia Trenchs, former Vice-rector for Teaching and Academic Planning (Pompeu Fabra University): Prof. Trenchs is an Associate Professor at the UPF and has taught at the Department of Humanities since 1993. She's a lead researcher of the GREILI-UPF group and a member of the ALLENCAM research group. Her research interests include studies on language attitudes, ideologies and practices, as well teaching and learning languages in multilingual and study abroad contexts. As the former vice-rector, she was responsible for UPF's language policy from 2013 to 2017."
  • Monica Clua is a Lecturer and PhD candidate at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Institute for Multilingualism. She has an MA in Education Research in Language and Literature from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Her research interests lie in semiotics with a keen focus on embodied multimodality as a meaning-making system in the context of English-Medium Instruction. 
  • Patrick Studer, Lecturer & Researcher (ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences) is a university researcher, lecturer and teacher trainer at ZHAW, Switzerland. He teaches applied linguistics to undergraduate and graduate students at the School of Applied Linguistics in Winterthur. In his research he focuses on language sociological questions, especially on foreign (i.e. English) language use and competence in higher education. Recent book-length publications include 'Internationalising Curricula in Higher Education: Linguistic Considerations on Quality' (Swiss Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2018), 'Ideological Conceptualizations of Language: Discourses of Linguistic Diversity' (Peter Lang 2013), 'Linguistic Diversity in Europe: Current Trends and Discourses' (de Gruyter Mouton 2012).
  • René Gabriëls, Lecturer & Researcher (Maastricht University): René Gabriëls is lecturer at Maastricht University. The main fields of research are social philosophy, sociology of knowledge, philosophy of language, sociolinguistics and sociology of stratification. His research focuses on democracy, global justice, linguistic injustice, human rights, poverty, the changed role of philosophy and the relation between semantics and pragmatics. He wrote books about intellectuals, racism and local democracy and articles about the aforementioned topics. At the moment he is doing research on linguistic injustice and food banks. He is member of the editorial boards of the philosophical journal Krisis and Sociologie Magazine. As a visiting lecturer he taught at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellin (Colombia), the Dokuz Eylül University in Izmir (Turkey), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands), and The Jagiellonian University of Krakow (Poland).
  • Robert Wilkinson, Chair of ICLHE & Education Advisor (Maastricht University): Robert Wilkinson has been working at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, since 1984. He was involved in the introduction of many EMI (English-medium instruction) programmes at the university and serves as advisor at other institutions. Current research interests include democracy and fairness in EMI education. He is chair of the ICLHE Association.
  • Samantha Curle, PhD candidacte (University of Oxford): Samantha is a DPhil (PhD) student at the Department of Education, University of Oxford. After having completed two Bachelors degrees in Hong Kong: Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Linguistics, Samantha worked as an English language teacher in Asia. She then completed two Masters degrees at Oxford: an MSc in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition, and an MSc in Education (Research, Design, and Methodology). She is currently a DPhil candidate in the department of Education. Samantha’s doctoral research focuses on English Medium of Instruction (EMI) in higher education. 
  • Sanne Larsen, Postdoctoral Fellow (Copenhagen University): Sanne Larsen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use at the University of Copenhagen. Her research interests include foreign and second language writing, EMI, language policy in practice, and multilingualism in higher education.
  • Ute Smith, Associate Professor (University of Vienna): She has been engaged in various research projects in the area of teaching and learning in English as a second language and has published widely on EMI and CLIL/ICLHE at the secondary and tertiary levels of education. She co-founded the AILA Research Network on CLIL and Immersion Education and is presently a board member of ICLHE.


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