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LANGUAGE POLICIES AT EUROPEAN UNIVERSITIES FOR LESS WIDELY SPOKEN AND LESS WIDELY TAUGHT LANGUAGES. REPORT OF AN ONGOING PROJECT Marianne Broermann Marta Genís


AIMS ´

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To explore language policies of LWSLWT at European universities To launch a survey in order to analyse their potential To find out their role and status in university language centres


PHASES •

Desk research phase –

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Universities’ official documents EU documents Statistics

Questionnaire –

To language centres •

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European recommendations Policy and practices Labour market

Overview of the situation of LWSLWT at European universities Examples of best practices Recommendations – – –

Decision makers Universities Language centres


PREVIOUS ISSUES: TERMINOLOGY.1 ´

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LWSLWT= less widely spoken and less widely taught languages LUL= lesser-used languages (EBLUL)

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LCTL = less commonly taught languages LWSL= less widely spoken languages LWULT= less widely used and less taught languages


PREVIOUS ISSUES: TERMINOLOGY.2 ´

Language planning vs. language policy

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Explicit/implicit overt/covert language policy


PREVIOUS ISSUES: RESEARCH ´

Situation of teaching and learning of LWSLWT « Indications of language policy at universities’ websites « Practice in language centres ² Which languages ² Which levels ² How many teachers

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European recommendations ² Language learning Labour market needs


DATA SOURCES AND COLLECTION METHODS ´

Desk research « « « « «

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Universities’ official documents EU documents Policy documents of states Media Statistics

Questionnaire «

To heads of language centres

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Interviews


DATA ANALYSIS ´

Statistics (questionnaire) «

Quantitative Languages ² Courses ² Teachers ² Students ² Financial resources ²

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Interviews/Questionnaire «

Qualitative ²

Discourse analysis ¹ ¹

Open questions in questionnaire Interviews


SCHEDULE Date

Place

Event

Action

November 2011

Madrid

Focus Groups meeting

Founding Focus group 7

April 2012

Braga

CercleS seminar

Presentation of project Partner search

September 2012

London

CercleS Conference

Findings so far Partner search

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WANT TO JOIN? ´

Benefits « « « «

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Please contact mgenis@nebrija.es mbroerm@uni-goettingen.de

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Language policies at European universities for less widely spoken and less widely taught languages  

Language policies at European universities for less widely spoken and less widely taught languages

Language policies at European universities for less widely spoken and less widely taught languages  

Language policies at European universities for less widely spoken and less widely taught languages

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