Symposium - Oracy
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Symposium

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Fostering and Assessing Oracy in Foreign Language Education:
Perspectives from Practice-Oriented and Design-Based Research

Date & Time: June 11th, 2021; 9:00 – 17:00
Location: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the symposium will be hold in an entirely digital format!
Organisers: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Julia Reckermann, Dr. Philipp Siepmann
Participation fee: €30 per participant (to be paid by May 15th)
Registration: Registration will open in early March. Please register by May 15th, 2021
Conference language: English

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We kindly thank our supporters:

  • DGFF
  • Fachbereich 09*
  • International Office*
  • English Department*

* of the WWU

  • About

    This one-day symposium will bring together researchers who follow a practice-oriented and/or design-based approach to researching oracy in foreign language learning. The aim of this symposium is to connect the two fields of oracy and practice-led research in order to create synergies for and find innovative approaches to researching oracy in foreign language education. Educational design research and other forms of field-based and practice-led research can make an important contribution to generating theory on the teaching and learning of foreign languages while simultaneously inspiring innovations in practice. This symposium seeks to promote a broad understanding of oracy that includes traditional approaches of receptive and productive foreign language competences, but also embraces digital communication, language varieties, and the fostering and assessing of oracy in heterogeneous foreign language classrooms.

    Keynote Speakers:

    Prof. Dr. Anne Burns, University of NSW, Australia
    Prof. Dr. Bärbel Diehr, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
    Prof. Dr. Susan McKenney, UT Twente, Netherlands

  • Call for papers

    We invite presenters, including but not limited to young researchers, to present and discuss their projects concerning practice-oriented research of oracy in foreign language education. Presentations will consist of a 20-min presentation plus a 10-min discussion.
    Please submit an abstract of 350 words max., including the presenter’s name(s), affiliation, e-mail-address, title of the presentation, and references. Please send your abstracts to Claudia Weber by January 31st, 2021. Notification of acceptance is expected by February 28th, 2021.

  • Registration

    Registration will open in early March!

  • Preliminary programme

    9:00 – 9:30 Welcome
    9:30 – 10:30 Keynote Prof. Dr. Anne Burns on action research with a focus on oracy
    10:30 – 10:45 Coffee break
    10:45 – 12:15 Parallel sessions
    12:15 – 13:30 Lunch break
    13:30 – 14:30 Keynote Prof. Dr. Susan McKenney on educational design research
    14:30 – 15:30 Keynote Coffee (key issues of the symposium are discussed with the keynote speakers in a casual setting, with coffee and cake on the side
    15:30 – 16:30 Keynote Prof. Dr. Bärbel Diehr on researching oracy in foreign language education and perspectives for practice-oriented research
    16:30 – 17:00 Concluding remarks and farewell