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ICC Conference News for 2017

ICC 2017 Conference April 21-23 in Graz

The use of “New Media” in Language Learning/ Teaching

in Adult, Continuing, Further and Higher Education 2020


The ICC Conference 2017 will be in Graz, where the ECML has kindly
agreed to host the ICC in its wonderfully appointed headquarters.


Register now ...


Please join us in April 2017 in Graz

for the ICC Conference and AGM.

The Conference will open with a Reception on Friday evening, April 21, 2017 and close Sunday lunchtime, April 23, 2017. The AGM meeting will be held Saturday morning, April 22, 2017. An outline of the Programme is below, and we will circulate a detailed programme in January 2017

Outline Programme (subject to change)

For updates on the programme, please visit this website from time to time.


Friday, April 21, 2017


Welcome Reception at Exerzitienhaus

18:15- 19:15

Pre-conference opening speaker: Virtual exchange & internationalising the classroom
Robert O’Dowd, University of Leon


Conference dinner (optional: at own costs)


Saturday, April 22, 2017


Conference registration


ICC AGM (ICC members only)

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00

Welcome: ICC Co-Chairs Anthony Fitzpatrick and Ellinor Haase
Plenary 1: Teaching Languages at the OU with New Media
Ursula Stickler, Open University

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch (cost included in delegate fee)

14:30 - 15:30

Plenary 2: Speech Recognition and its impact on learners and teachers
Michael Carrier, Highdale Consulting

15:45 - 16:45

Group Workshops & discussions

Workshop 1: Rob Williams - Being virtually intercultural in the workplace

Workshop 2: Claudia Schuhbeck & Salvador Galindo - Eurolta Blended -Teaching Languages in Americas.

Workshop 3: Barry Tomalin - Language Technology and influence: How language and culture training technology supports national profile

Workshop 4: Thomas Kelly - Gamification: virtual worlds for teachers and CLIL?

16:45 - 17:15

Coffee break

17:15 - 18:15

Plenary 3: Automated Speech Recognition,

Michael Carrier, Highdale Consulting

Article published in TLC (Training Language and Culture Issue 1)


Conference Dinner (cost included in delegate fee)


Sunday, April 23, 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Plenary 4: Languages 4.0 - Teaching languages in the digital age
Eva Groestenberger, Pädagogische Hochschule Burgenland, Austria

10:30 - 11:30

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30

Group Workshops & discussions
Workshop 1: Marjo Joshi - Becoming a Great Online Teacher – from Dreams to Reality with Eurolta
Workshop 2: Ian McMaster - Digital this, digital that: a publisher's perspective

12:30 - 13:00

Conference Summary: Bernd Rueschoff

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch (at own cost)




Save the date

April 21-23, 2017

The ICC Conference 2017 will be held in the beautiful city of Graz, the capital city of the southern Austrian province of Styria. At its heart is Hauptplatz, the medieval old town’s main square. Shops and restaurants line the narrow surrounding streets, which blend Renaissance and baroque architecture. A funicular railway leads up Schlossberg, the town hill, to the Uhrturm, a centuries-old clock tower. Across the River Mur, the futuristic Kunsthaus Graz exhibits contemporary art.

Hotels book up quickly in Graz

Book your hotel for April 21-23, 2017

Please come along and join us!

We will send a more detailed Programme in January 2017 and you can find regular updates, and accommodation information here.



We recommend that you book a hotel now, as hotels in Graz are very busy and fill up quickly. We have reserved a few places at the Exerzitienhaus Convent at a very low rate of €40, but these will be booked quickly - so it is 'first come, first served'! If you would like to book one of these rooms, please contact the ICC Coordinator, Ozlem as soon as possible on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We hope very much that you will join ICC members, EUROLTA centres and professional colleagues at the ICC 2017 Conference.

Best regards
The ICC Board

Accommodation (bed and breakfast)

For conference participants at the ICC International Annual Conference 2017

Dear conference participant,

Thank you for registering for this year's ICC Futures Workshop and Conference.

As announced on the ICC website, we have already pre-booked a limited amount of rooms at the Exerzitienhaus of the Barmherzigen Schwester (Convent of the Sisters of Mercy) in Mariengasse in Graz. The convent is a 20 minute walk from the ECML (the conference centre), and a 20 minute walk from the main railway station. (There are, of course, bus services available.) The cost per night for bed and breakfast is €40.

If you wish to take advantage of this offer, please complete the booking form below.

Please note that we will not be able to accommodate all conference participants at the convent, so rooms will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. As soon as you receive confirmation of your booking, please transfer the appropriate amount to the ICC conference account.

On receipt of payment, we will send you a confirmation of nights booked.

Please note that the costs of accommodation booked may not be reimbursed, if you are unable to attend the conference. We therefore recommend that you take out travel insurance to cover this eventuality.

We strongly recommend taking advantage of this offer of accommodation, as it will facilitate increased discussion and exchanges with other conference participants.

Looking forward to greeting you at the conference,

Yours faithfully,

Ozlem Birgul Yuges
ICC Coordinator and
Conference Secretary

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