International Conference & Workshop on Intercultural Learning in the Digital Age: 7-9 Nov 2019


The international conference on Intercultural Learning in the Digital Age: Building up Telecollaborative Networks and the VI Valencian Workshop on Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Gamification & Communicative Competence will be held at both the University of Valencia and the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) from 7 to 9 November, 2019.

The conference brings together educators, researchers, graduate students, and other professionals involved in the fields of Applied Linguistics and Computer-Assisted Language Learning worldwide. It will discuss and explore how educational theories and practices are driving, responding to and facilitating intercultural communication and learning in the current digital age. Topics discussed will include: How are our educational systems changing in our current context of liquid modernity (Bauman, 2007), globalisation and massive migratory movements across the globe? How are educators responding to the constant mobility and changes in relationships and identities within our highly complex societies? How can we cross global boundaries while promoting mutual understanding and critical values in the classroom? What will education and teaching be like once normalisation (Bax, 2002) of ICT has been fully achieved? How will this digital immersion transform the ways and environments in which intercultural communication and learning take place? How can gamification, fan fiction, etc. disclose new avenues to enhance intercultural communication and learner collaboration?

Keynote speakers include:

Dr. Anke Berns, Universidad de Cádiz (Spain), Dr. David Birch, Education First, Zurich (Switzerland), Dr. Frederik Cornillie, University of Leuven (Belgium), Dr. Kristi Jauregi, Utrecht University (Netherlands), Dr. Kurt Kohn, University of Tuebingen (Germany), Dr. Robert O’Dowd, Universidad de León (Spain), Dr. Marina Orsini-Jones, Coventry University (United Kingdom), Dr. Shannon Sauro, Malmö University (Sweden), Dr. Margarita Vinagre, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain).

More information about the conference and the call for papers

See the draft programme