ARQUS Alliance

Learn how your linguistic repertoire can help you at work

The University of Padua hosts the online workshop “Language villages – drawing on participants' linguistic repertoires in multilingual communicative scenarios” 27 May.

Participants at a UiB Arqus seminar
Join this workshop to become more aware of how to take advantage of your own linguistic and cultural competences.
Eivind Senneset

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Workshop target group

All interested academic and administrative staff members of the Arqus Alliance partner universities.

Date and time: 27 May 2022, 14:00 - 16:00

Please register here by 22 May 2022.

Workshop format

Online (Zoom). Participants will receive an invitation to a Zoom meeting in a timely manner.

Workshop leaders

Marta Guarda and Verena Platzgummer, Institute for Applied Linguistics, Eurac Research, Bolzano/Bozen (Italy).

About the Language Village Workshop

The Arqus workshop series on language and cross-cultural competence is offered in the framework of Action Line 4 Multilingual and Multicultural University (sub-line 4.5), led by Leipzig University. These workshops target academic and administrative staff at partner universities and focus on specific topics such as working and teaching through the medium of English, intercultural awareness in the classroom and outside, and inclusive language.

This webinar will show participants how plurilingualism can be promoted within the scenario of a “Language Village” by drawing on the participants' linguistic repertoires in multilingual communicative scenarios”.

The "Language Village" embeds various multilingual stations where the participants engage with challenging and authentic communicative situations in an interactive and cooperative way; drawing on the languages and dialects they know, as well as on body language and intercultural awareness, and their knowledge of the world. The aim of each station is to create the space and condition for the activation and the use of comprehensive plurilingual competences, intercultural skills and mediation strategies. The active participation in the stations of the “Language Village” will raise the participants' awareness on how their rich linguistic repertoires can get activated in their professional life.

There are no prerequisites for this course, but participants are asked to join in with their microphone and computer camera on.