Call for papers (Int. conference): Sociocultural competence & language learning in multilingual settings, 18-19 sept., Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Current language pedagogy is more and more confronted with notions such as ‘intercultural learning’, ‘intercultural communication’ and ‘multicultural society’. In spite of this growing interest, we still know little about the actual realization of what is referred to as ‘sociocultural competence’ within the setting of multilingual education.

The international conference “Sociocultural Competence & Language Learning in Multilingual Settings” will bring together researchers and language teachers from across the globe interested in the role of sociocultural competence and intercultural communication in language learning and teaching. It aims to generate new insights on a range of topics, such as discussions of theoretical frameworks, methodological decisions and practical implications.

As part of the conference, we are proud to announce as plenary speakers:

  • Em. Prof. Dr. Hugo Baetens-Beardsmore (Vrije Universiteit Brussel / Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Prof. Dr. Jean-Marc Dewaele (University of London)

Conference program:

Day 1 & 2: plenary sessions, papers and posters.
Day 2: teaching experiences and workshops for language teachers.

Languages: English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish.

Submission guidelines

Please submit abstracts by completing the Abstract submission form and send it to

  • The file should be saved as “scll2014 Author’s last name”
  • All proposals will be peer-reviewed
  • Deadline for submissions: 15th April 2014
  • Notification of acceptance: 15th May 2014