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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 (subject to change)


Friday, May 4, 2018
11:00   Welcome Reception Icc Chair Ellinor Haase
11:45 - 12:15 Coffee break  
12:15 - 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
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14:00 - 15:00 Plenary 2 Fostering Foreign Language Acquisition in Young Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants Using Mobile Devices
Tuncer Can and Irfan Simsek, Istanbul University
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

Barry Tomalin, London School of Economics

15:45 – 16:45 Coffee plus, free guided tour in the Boutari winery (venue of the conference)
16:45 - 17:45

Workshop 1

The multi - cultural Migrant: Migration, Education & Workplace Integration
Barry Tomalin

  Workshop 2 Feminist pedagogy and emancipation for women migrants
Dr Brid Connolly, Maynooth University/Ireland
17:45 - 18:45 Workshop 3 From the Hot Spot Camp to Mainland: Obstacles, techniques and lesson planning in classes with refugee.
Kostas Korozis & Michalis, Teachers of Greek Language to Refugees
  Workshop 4 The Language and Cultural Integration of Refugees and Social Media
Yasemin Kirkgoz, Cukurova University, Turkey
18:45 Dinner optional: at own costs


Saturday, May 5, 2018
08:00 - 10:00 ICC AGM ICC - Members only
10:00 - 11:00 Plenary 3 Assessment of migrants’ language and culture - The Russian way
Dr Anzhella Dolzhikova, Vice-rector at PFUR-Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break  
11:30 - 13:00 Workshops 5 The role of the language exams in migration processes
Assisstant Pro. Marina Kunivski,  RUDN University
  Workshop 6 How can we become better intercultural communicators?
Rob Williams, Principal Lecturer, University of Westminster
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch cost included in delegate fee
14:00 - 15:00 Plenary 4 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 - 16:00 Workshop 7 How are UK schools supporting migrant pupils that are new to English?
Elizabeth Mickiewicz , Coventry University, UK
  Workshop 8 Teaching volunteers / teachers to teach refugees
Myriam Fisher, Volkshochschule (Adult Education Centre)
Ifigenia Georgiadou, Hellenic Culture Centre (ICC Board Members)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break  
16:30 - 18:00




Workshop results/findings/discussion- Recommendations & outlook

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19:30 Conference Dinner optional: at own costs
20:30 Evening event learning popular Greek song


Sunday, May 6, 2018
09:00 - 10:00 Plenary 5 Alternative technology to close the digital divide
Michael Carrier, Author and ICC Board Member
11:00 - 1130   Closing Plenary and farewell
11:30 – 13:00   Excursion and Lunch in OIA village (30-40 mins walk)



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