British Council symposium 'Languages for Europe'

Joanna McPake, Gabriele Eilert-Ebke, David Graddol, Nadine Ott, Philida Schellekens

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Abstract

Does multilingualism in Europe just mean that everyone is learning English? In the first part of the symposium David Graddol will explore the changing nature of multilingualism in Europe and the new challenges this is now raising for national languages and national identities. Mobility and the experience of working in a multi-lingual environment are increasingly common. In her session Dr Philida Schellekens will use the experience of migrants working in London to reflect on the language and other skills needed for social interaction and employment. In the third part of the symposium a roundtable will explore some of the burning issues in the current debate and the British Council's work in the area of multilingualism will be presented.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 26 Aug 2008
EventAILA 2008: 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics - Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities - Essen, Germany
Duration: 24 Aug 200829 Aug 2008

Conference

ConferenceAILA 2008: 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics - Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities
CityEssen, Germany
Period24/08/0829/08/08

Keywords

  • linguistics
  • languages
  • teaching
  • learning
  • multilingualism

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McPake, J., Eilert-Ebke, G., Graddol, D., Ott, N., & Schellekens, P. (2008). British Council symposium 'Languages for Europe'. Paper presented at AILA 2008: 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics - Multilingualism: Challenges and Opportunities, Essen, Germany, .