CIP SYMPOSIUM 2014 - More Languages for More Students

The 2014 CIP Symposium focused on the University of Copenhagen Language Strategy "More Languages for More Students - Improving Study Skills for a Global Context". The UCPH Language Strategy is a five year research-supported project aimed at improving the language skills of students across the entire University in order to prepare them for study and practice periods abroad as well as for the increasing internationalisation in the learning environments and the job market.

The patroness of the Language Strategy, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for languages, women’s rights, and education, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir visited the Symposium. Furthermore, the programme included international guest speakers from Yale University, Columbia University and London School of Economics. Also, a number of representatives from the University of Copenhagen was invited to speak about the Language Strategy put in use. The Symposium was well-attended with more than 140 representatives from both Danish and international universities and organisations. 

In the following, you can read the programme and download abstracts, PPT slides and video recordings from each of the presentations. 

Programme

9:30-10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00

Welcome

Anne Holmen, Director of CIP

   

10:05-10:25

The University of Copenhagen Language Strategy

Jens Erik Mogensen, Associate Dean for Education, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Chairman of the Language Strategy Steering Committee

   

10:25-11:25

What does Institutional Globalization Mean for Foreign Language Education in the US? Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Models for the Less Commonly Taught Languages

Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl
Director of the Center for Language Study, Yale University

Stefane Charitos
Director of the Language Resource Center, Columbia University

   

11:25-12:15

The new challenges for university language centres in a flexilingual world

Nick Byrne
Director of the Language Centre at the London School of Economics

    

12:15-13:00 Lunch
13:00-13:20

"Vi og sprogene"

Vigdís Finnbogadóttir

Patroness of the University of Copenhagen Language Strategy and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for languages, women’s rights and education

   

13:20-14:20

Portuguese for archaeologists, German for theologians, Italian for art historians: Challenges in developing a pluralistic language strategy at the University of Copenhagen

Anne Holmen and Marta Kirilova

Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use, University of Copenhagen

    

14:20-15:00

Coffee break 

15:00-15:50

More Languages for More Students: Improving Study Skills for a Global Context

Panel discussion with guest speakers from the University of Copenhagen

   

Panel guests:

  • Henrik Busch, Associate Dean for BSc programmes at the Faculty of Science, member of the Language Strategy Steering Committee
  • Anne Sofie Skemt Hjuler, stud.mag., member of the Student Council and the Language Strategy Steering Committee
  • Anna Vind, Professor at the Department of Church History, Faculty of Theology
  • Lars Kayser, Associate professor and Head of studies at the Master’s programme Health Informatics, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
  • Heiko Henkel, Associate professor at the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences

15:50-16:00

Closing remarks

Anne Holmen, Director of CIP