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The Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB) has the honour to announce the 1st International Conference on Portuguese Language and Lusophone Relations (LUSOCONF2018), to be held at the School of Education in Bragança, on the 19 and 20 October 2018. The LUSOCONF2018 intends to be a space for wide discussion of thematics in several relevant areas within the scope of lusophony.

EAP in Ireland 2018 Annual Conference

EAP in Ireland 2018 Annual Conference: Call for Papers

EAP as a Learning Community: New Directions and Opportunities

October 6, 2018

Marino Institute of Education, Dublin, Ireland

Overview of the Organisation

EAP in Ireland is a new and developing professional network organisation for those specialising in English for Academic purposes in Ireland, and the EAP community worldwide. It offers a platform to develop and reflect the vibrant EAP community of shared practices and research within individual institutions of all levels of education.

Building recognition and visibility of EAP, as well as highlighting the key contributions and requirements for EAP within each educational environment, is a key aim of this national teaching and learning initiative.

The development of a variety of approaches to EAP for all subjects, through collaborative partnerships with educational organisations, is a core value of EAP in Ireland, as well as training, accreditation, conferences and collaboration.

Conference Theme

The role, perception and status of EAP are changing. While it has traditionally been seen as a support service for those who do not identify themselves as proficient in Academic English, in recent years, many educational institutions have begun to recognise that the academic development opportunities offered by EAP is beneficial – even crucial – for students at all levels of education from post-primary onwards. Indeed, educators and institutions have begun to issue calls for academic development to be embedded in post-primary and tertiary curricula. This would suggest that the historical model, in which EAP has been seen as a reactive support largely for international ... ]]> Culture in/And Multimedia Localisatoin

Culture in/and Multimedia Localisation: Measurable quantity or smoke and mirrors?

A one-day workshop for researchers, language industry professionals and students organised by the “Modèles et discours” research group of the EA4182-TIL research centre, in collaboration with the Multimedia Translation (T2M) and Intercultural Management (ICM) MA programs.

Date: Friday, 23 November 2018

Organisers: Will Noonan, Alex Frame, Laurent Gautier, Isabel Rivas (UBFC) Aurélie Perrin (videogame translator, Oreli Translation)

Languages: English is the primary language for presentations and for the planned follow-up publication. Proposals in French will also be considered.

Please send proposals of up to 500 words plus references, accompanied by a short bionote, to

Deadline for proposals: Friday, 1 June 2018.

Background: Despite, or perhaps because of, growing scholarly and professional interest in the field, multimedia localisation remains an awkward subject to conceptualise, teach, and explain to potential clients. One factor here is the lack of a sufficiently robust practical definition: if “[l]ocalization involves taking a product and making it linguistically and culturally appropriate to the target locale (country/region and language) where it will be used and sold” (LISA 2003), both the diversity of products and the varied technical, linguistic and cultural skills required to adapt them for different markets and submarkets make it difficult to determine where the process begins and ends. Part of the problem lies in the evolution of interactive digital products since the field first came to be recognised: from software interfaces through web-based content to mobile and tablet apps, and from text-based to multimedia, VR, AR and IoT products, capable ... ]]> 3rd Pronunciation Symposium

The University of Wollongong is hosting the 3rd Pronunciation Symposium on 25 November, 2018. This one day symposium is for language teachers, language teacher educators, postgraduate students, program administrators, and researchers interested in pronunciation teaching, learning, and research.

The aim of the symposium is to showcase empirical research as well as to present practical and cutting-edge classroom-based sessions relevant to practitioners in various teaching contexts (e.g., ELICOS, TAFE, public/mainstream schooling, and volunteer teaching programs). The symposium features oral presentations, poster presentations, a phonics workshop, a roundtable discussion, teaching tips, and the ALAA opening plenary, featuring Dr William Acton, a world renowned expert in the field of pronunciation teaching.