Autumn Symposium of the Finnish Association of Applied Linguistics – AFinLA 2017

Building New Literacies

November 10—11, 2017, University of Turku, School of Languages and Translation Studies

The ability to read and write is the basis of literacy on which language users build their ability to act in different roles and situations. Digital literacy, media literacy, information literacy, advertising literacy, L2 literacy and multilingual literacy, for instance, reflect the challenges the present-day global and digitized societies pose on language users. As experts in applied linguistics, we are facing multiple questions related to the definitions, outcomes and pedagogies of these new literacies. We also welcome presentations from all areas of applied linguistics.

The symposium consists of individual presentations, thematic workshops, PechaKucha workshops, and poster sessions. The symposium programme includes three plenary presentations by the keynote speakers:

Daniel Perrin, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
Applied linguistics in a globalizing world. The case of professional writing and the digital literacy shift

Françoise Blin, University of Dublin
Digital literacies for language teaching and learning: from theory to practice

Heini-Marja Pakula, University of Turku
Views on plurilingualism: multiliteracy in plurilingual education (in Finnish)

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 Important dates


September 15, 2017

Deadline for proposals for presentations, posters and workshops

September 29, 2017

Announcements of acceptance 

October 13, 2017

Deadline for registration and payment

November 10 and 11, 2017

Symposium in Turku

20014 Turun yliopisto, Finland
Tel. +358 29 450 5000

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