News and events

Reference Guide Literacy And Second Language for the Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (LASLLIAM) will take place on Thursday 30 June 2022, at the premises of the Council of Europe, in Strasbourg, France, in hybrid format, in English and in French with simultaneous interpretation.

The conference will be the occasion to present the Council of Europe action on language teaching to migrants, the purpose and aims of the Guide, its scales, the validation and piloting processes along with a discussion on its use by the educators in the field and a round table on language policy issues. The event will gather the authors, international speakers and experts in the field, policy makers and educators. For more details you can consult the provisional agenda of the conference.

Those wishing to participate online or in person (at their own or their organisation’s expenses and upon availability of seats) are kindly requested to register as soon as possible and by the 10 June 2022 at the latest:

https://www.coe.int/en/web/education/-/invitation-to-the-launch-conference-of-the-reference-guide-literacy-and-second-language-for-the-linguistic-integration-of-adult-migrants-laslliam-

Registration form:

https://www.coe.int/en/web/education/-/invitation-to-the-launch-conference-of-the-reference-guide-literacy-and-second-language-for-the-linguistic-integration-of-adult-migrants-laslliam-

Presentation of IMPECT at Società Dante Alighieri

Cecilie Hamnes Carlsen and Edit Bugge visiting Lorenzo Rocca at Dante in Rome, presenting the project to our Italian colleagues. 

Kick-off seminar at Solstrand

IMPECT had a productive kick-off seminar at Solstrand hotel in September 2021 (and with some pjoject members on video conference), to plan the work ahead. 

 

Saturday seminar: Migration tests and low-literate adult learners (September 4th) in Bergen

A public seminar on migration tests and low-literate adult learners was held in Bergen in early September 2021, with a lecture by Ricky van Oers on "Deserving citizenship – reasons for introduction and consequences of citizenship tests", Elana Shohamy on "Critical language testing & test ethics", Bart Deygers on "The impact of human rights on language testing practices", Jeanne Kurvers on "Low-literate learners and L2-learning", and Lorenzo Rocca on "LASLLIAM – a new tool for teachers of low-literate learners"

The seminar was sponsored by Bergen municipality,  Analyzing and assessing linguistic multicompetence (HVL), Mangfold og inkludering (HVL), forskergruppa for Språktesting og språkvurdering (UiB).