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Conference Programme

25th ICC Annual Conference 2018
04-06 May, 2018 - Santorini, Greece.

'Migration, Communication, and Culture'
Implications for languages education - The Great Migration Debate - the role of Language & Culture

Outline Programme  

Friday, May 4, 2018

11:00 - 11:30

 

Welcome Reception Icc Chair Ellinor Haase

11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

 

12:00 - 13:00

Plenary 1

Creating Space for New Literacies in Heterogeneous European Societies
Prof Bessie Dendrinos, President of the European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Lunch at the Boutari Winery - cost included in delegate fee

14:00 - 15:00

Plenary 2

Fostering Foreign Language Acquisition in Young Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants Using Mobile Devices
Tuncer Can, Assistant Prof., and Irfan Simsek, AssistantProf., University of Istanbul

15:00 - 15:45

Panel

The Great Migration Debate: the role of language and culture

Chair: Ian McMaster, Editor-in-chief, Business Spotlight, Germany

Prof. Dr. Asaf HAJIYEV, Secratery General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation – PABSEC

Rob Williams, Principal Lecture, University of Westminster, London, UK; ICC Board member

15:45 – 16:15

Coffee

Coffee break and Tour at the Boutari Winery. Cost included in delegate fee

16:15 - 17:00

Workshop 1

Feminist pedagogy and emancipation for women migrants
Dr Brid Connolly, Maynooth University/Ireland

 17:00 - 17:45

Workshop 2

From the Hot Spot Camp to Mainland: Obstacles, techniques and lesson planning in classes with refugee.
Kostas Korozis & Michalis Karakonstantis, Teachers of Greek Language to Refugees

17:45 - 18:30

Workshop 3

Intercultural language education: incorporating intercultural awareness and sensitivity 

Michael Carrier, Author and ICC Board Member

 18:30 - 18:45

Presentation

Euroexams – Ensuring quality: operational organisation and accreditation

Timothy Bender, Euroexam International, UK

19:00

Dinner in Megalochori

Optional: at own costs (a local tavern in Megalochori village would cost around 15-20 euro, if we share plates, as is often normal practice). Walking in Megalochori

21:15

Transfer

Bus at the Venue Boutari to transfer participants to the Holiday Beach Hotel

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

07:30

 

Bus at the Holiday Beach Hotel to transfer participants to the Venue Boutari

08:00 - 10:00

ICC AGM

ICC - Members only

10:00 - 11:00

Plenary 3

 

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Workshop 4

Assessment of migrants’ language and culture - The Russian way

Dr. Anzhela Dolzhikova -  Skype 15 minutess from Vice-rector at PFUR – Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Language Testing and Migration: Integration Exam in Russia

PhD. Marina Kunovski, Head of Russian Language Department at PFUR – Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

 

11:30 - 12:30

Plenary 4

How can we become better intercultural communicators?
Rob Williams, Principal Lecturer, University of Westminster

 12:30 - 13:00

Workshop 5

On-the-job language training of nurses with immigrant background

Marjo Joshi, Senior Lecturer, Senior Advisor, e-learning,  Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland; ICC Board Member

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Lunch at the Boutari Winery. Cost included in delegate fee

14:00 - 15:00

Plenary 5

Teaching refugees in a multi-cultural school: from despair to hope
Luke Prodromou and Vasiliki Sarantidou State school teacher (VS); Teacher Trainer, ELT author (LP)

15:00 – 15:45

Workshop 6

How are UK schools supporting migrant pupils that are new to English?
Elizabeth Mickiewicz , Coventry University, UK

15:45 - 16:15

Coffee break

 

 16:15- 17:00

Workshop 7

How are UK schools supporting migrant pupils that are new to English?
Elizabeth Mickiewicz , Coventry University, UK

17:00 - 17:45

 

EUROLTA

 

Teaching volunteers / teachers to teach refugees
Myriam Fisher, Volkshochschule (Adult Education Centre)
Ifigenia Georgiadou, Hellenic Culture Centre (ICC Board Members)

17:45 – 18:15

Evening event

in Boutari   

Learning popular Greek song

18:45

Conference Dinner

Optional: at own costs (a local tavern in Megalochori village would cost around 15-20 euro, if we share plates, as is often normal practice).

21:15

Transfer

Bus at the Venue Boutari to transfer participants to the Holiday Beach Hotel

unday, May 6, 2018

 Sunday, May 6, 2018

08:30

 

Bus at the Holiday Beach Hotel to transfer participants to the Venue Boutari

09:00 - 10:00

Plenary 6

Alternative technology to close the digital divide
Michael Carrier, Author and ICC Board Member

10:00 - 10:30

Coffee break

 

10:30 - 11:30

 

Closing Plenary and farewell

12:00 – 15:00

 

Optional: Excursion and Lunch in OIA village http://www.oia-santorini.net/oia-village-history.html   (30-40 mins travel by bus)

 

Dinner

For participants who stay a dinner could be organized in Vlychada village or Exo Gonia Village or Megalochori village (confirmation needed, cost: 15-20 euro in Megalochori, 30-45 euro in another village, as transfer is needed)

 

Contact

Local Host: Ifigenia Georgiadou, HELLENIC CULTURE CENTRE, http://www.hcc.edu.gr/en/ tel +306944105484 (24 hours), e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Coordinator

 

Ozlem Yuges: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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