CoDesigns. Envisioning Multi-sited Language Education Policies

Second Call for Proposals
CoDesigns. Envisioning Multi-sited Language Education Policies
International Conference & Summer School of Applied Language Studies
Monday, June 20 – Wednesday, June 22, 2016
University of Jyväskylä, Finland

We are inviting proposals for presentations in the international conference on CoDesigns.
Envisioning Multi-sited Language Education Policies. The Conference is simultaneously the 33rd
Summer School of Applied Language Studies.

Conference theme
The Conference encourages the participants to submit innovative panels, workshops and other
presentations that aim at promoting empowering designs and approaches to language education
policy. Hence the theme of co-designs: rather than focus on “producers” and “users” of language
education policy, we would like to turn our attention towards policy formation as a two-way cooperative
process. The conference will among other things focus on:

– bi-/multilingual education
– classroom contexts
– migrants and language education
– language education and the working life
– second/foreign languages
– policy approaches

The Conference is aimed at all language and education researchers and professionals who wish to
deepen their expertise in questions addressed at the conference: academic researchers, graduate
and PhD students, language teachers, and special education teachers.

Academic programme
In addition to the talks delivered by plenary speakers, the programme will consist of panel discussions, paper and poster sessions, colloquia and workshops.

– Talks by plenary speakers
* Professor (emerita) Marilyn Martin-Jones, University of Birmingham, UK
* Associate Professor Feliciano Chimbutane, Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique
* Associate Professor Francis M. Hult, Lund University, Sweden
– Invited panel discussion on issues of equality and equity in Nordic language education
– Workshops by plenary speakers
– Presentations (paper, poster, workshop, colloquium) by conference participants
The submission of proposals is now open and closes on January 17, 2016.

Types of presentations: 1) paper, 2) poster, 3) colloquium (with thematically related papers,
discussion and audience participation), and 4) workshop (with hands-on activities based on some
data or a specific topic)

– Length of abstracts: paper, poster or workshop (500 words, max., including references),
colloquium (500 words, max., including titles of papers but no mention of presenters by
name; and if a proposal is accepted, an abstract will be requested for each paper, 300
words, max.)
– Length of presentations in the conference: paper (20 min. and 10 min. for questions and
answers), poster (size AO, max.), colloquium (90 or 180 min.), workshop (90 min.)
– Language policy: The language of the conference is English. If a presentation is based on
data in any other language, use of multilingual material (e.g. in Power Point slides, handouts)
is recommended.

The proposals for any type of presentation will be evaluated anonymously by at least two members
of the Organizing Committee, and they will be evaluated for their
– contribution to the field
– quality of content
– thematic relevance
– quality of abstract (organization, clarity of expression)
– for colloquia and workshops additionally: coherence, clear schedule of activities, discussion and/or audience participation

Presentation acceptances will be sent out in February 2016.

Finland holds the Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers
in 2016. This Conference is part of the programme for the Finnish
Presidency year.
For any queries, please email:
The Conference website:
Link to abstract submission is

We look forward to seeing you in Jyväskylä, Finland, in June 2016.