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Date(s) - Nov 8, 2018 - Nov 9, 2018


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Working Group 2 ‘Linguistic and cognitive factors impacting language development during study abroad’

Workshop 8-9 November 2018

Erasmus, study abroad and Europe:

From research and theory to practice and programmes

Site Saint Charles 2, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3,

Rue du Professeur Henri Serre, Montpellier 34080 (France)


Local organisers: Amanda Edmonds and Pascale Leclercq

WG2 organisers: Carmen Pérez-Vidal and Maria Juan-Garau



Thursday 8 November


0930-1300    [Management Committee meeting: MC MEMBERS ONLY]

1300-1430    LUNCH (Salle Médicis)

1430-1445    Welcome to WG2 workshop (Auditorium)

1445-1545    Opening plenary talk by Christof Van Mol, Tilburg University, the Netherlands: “Who benefits from international student mobility? A confrontation of popular discourses on the benefits of study abroad with empirical evidence”

1545-1615    BREAK

1615-1715    Plenary talk by Jessica Briggs Baffoe-Djan, University of Oxford, United Kingdom: “Informal L2 contact, vocabulary strategies and vocabulary gain in a study abroad context”

1715-1800    Debate between the speakers and the audience


Optional Dinner (details to be announced)



Friday 9 November


0930-1030    Plenary talk by Petronela Burceag, Project Adviser, European Commission, EACEA : “The Erasmus+ Online Linguistic Support (OSL): opportunity to assess and improve foreign language skills for mobility participants”

1030-1100    BREAK

1100-1140    Presentation by Anu Härkönen, Head of International Affairs, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland: “Study abroad office: working with hopes, dreams and great expectations”

1140-1240    Plenary talk by Ana Beaven, IEREST Project Coordinator, and Claudia Borghetti, IEREST Project Manager, Università di Bologna, Italy: “An exploration of intercultural learning in student and teacher class interaction”

1240-1410    LUNCH (Salle Médicis)

1410-1510    Plenary talk by Susan Oguro, University of Technology Sydney: “Models of mentoring in study abroad programs: exploring feasibility and outcomes”

1510-1540    BREAK

1540-1620    Presentation by Helena Gillespie, Academic Director of Widening Participation, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom: “Exploring approaches to embedding inclusive internationalisation”

1620-1700    Presentation by Sabine Sainte-Rose, Associate Director for Promotion and Internationalisation in the International and External Affairs Office of the Université Grenoble Alpes, France: “Study abroad research: perspective from the internationalisation practice”

1700-1730    Recap (Discussants: speakers)



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