FAH-DPORT: DPORT Lecture series 1 – FALL 2021
2021-12-03 @ 4:00 pm ~ 6:00 pm
The Department of Portuguese of FAH is pleased to invite all those interested to attend the “DPORT Lecture Series – FALL 2021” to be held from December 01 to 03, 2021, at 4:00pm, via Zoom.
Please find below the details for the December 03, 2021 session:
Prof. Waldemar MARTYNIUK
Institute of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners of the
Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.
Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Association of
Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)
Language, Languaging, Plurilanguaging: considerations on the nature of language and language education”
The Author considers the nature of language learning and the relevance of plurilingualism to language and language education. Citing Wilhelm von Humboldt, he reminds the audience that language is not a product but rather an activity. He then gives a brief synopsis of the philosophy of language before pointing out that as one increases in proficiency in a new language one moves from learning through automation to learning through action and finally to learning through thinking. He then presents a series of theses, guidelines, and observations on language development, language learning and language teaching pointing out that language development is an interpretative and creative process, which proceeds holistically through increasingly accurate approximations.
Waldemar Martyniuk is Professor at the Institute of Polish Language and Culture for Foreigners of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. He holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and is a teacher trainer, author of several textbooks, curricula, and testing materials for Polish as a foreign language. Visiting Professor and lecturer at universities in Germany (Bochum, Giessen, Goettingen, Mainz, Muenster), Switzerland (Basel), and in the USA (Stanford University). Seconded to the Council of Europe, Language Policy Division in Strasbourg, France, 2005–2006, and 2008–2013 as Executive Director of the European Centre for Modern Languages in Graz, Austria. Since 2019, he has been Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE).
European Research Manager in the Research division at
Cambridge Assessment English
Secretariat Manager of ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe)
Taking account of plurilingualism in learning-oriented language assessment
In focusing on the importance of a language learner developing plurilingual competence, the CEFR (Council of Europe, 2001) and its Companion Volume (2020), are part of a wider shift in the emerging “multilingual turn” in language learning and teaching (May, 2014; Conteh and Meier, 2014), where the whole linguistic repertoire of a learner is valued. Little focus has so far however been paid to what that means for language assessment. In this presentation, I will define plurilingualism and its role in language learning and assessment, making the case the integration of learning and assessment helps us understand the construct of plurilingualism in language assessment. In addition, I will present a simple framework which categorises the different ways in which plurilingual competence is recognised in assessment and provide examples to illustrate these
Graham Seed is the Secretariat Manager of ALTE (Association of Language Testers in Europe). He is also the European Research Manager in the Research division at Cambridge Assessment English. His current professional interests include the operationalisation of the CEFR; and multilingualism in assessment contexts. He holds an MA in Language Testing from Lancaster University, DELTA and CELTA, and previously taught EFL in Bosnia, Russia and the UK.
IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ZOOM LINK: https://umac.zoom.us/j/96575800447