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International Symposium on Classroom Interaction


September 13-15, 2017
Herrenhausen Castle, Hanover

organized by
Karen Glaser (University of Leipzig)
Maxi Kupetz (University of Potsdam)
Hie-Jung You (University of Potsdam)

funded by Volkswagen Stiftung

Despite the wide propagation of the communicative approach to language teaching, little is known about the actual interaction that takes place in language classrooms and the joint activities and communicative techniques that support foreign language learning. To close this gap, the ARTE 2017 symposium (September 13-15, 2017) will bring together about 30 researchers from the hitherto largely unlinked domains of Interaction Research and Language Teaching Research to leverage the synergies of these scientific approaches:

While Interaction Research offers the tools for the empirical investigation of communicative encounters, Language Teaching Research addresses classroom phenomena (e.g., teacher instructions, feedback-giving, error correction) and, ultimately, informs language teacher training. Accordingly, by focusing on the analysis of authentic – rather than reported or hypothetical – goings-on in the language classroom, the symposium will contribute to a better understanding of real-life teacher-student interactions and of learning-in-interaction. These insights will help improve language teaching and advance the professionalization of in- and pre-service teacher training. In addition, by focusing on the two novel types of language classrooms CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) and TYLL (Teaching Young Language Learners), the symposium addresses state-of-the art educational policies and research areas that are gaining in importance world-wide. Apart from its interdisciplinary approach, the symposium is quite international, bringing German researchers together with colleagues from the UK, USA, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, Canada, and Switzerland.

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