First international language conference at NUI Galway

NUI Galway will host it’s first International Language Conference entitled Translation, Technology and Autonomy in Language Teaching and Learning on 10 to 11 December 2010.

Over 80 speakers will examine issues relating to translation, technology and autonomy in language learning and teaching over the two days . Speakers will present in Irish, French, Spanish, Italian and English and delegates for the Conference come from up to twenty countries and fifty third-levelinstitutions.

The conference will appeal to a diverse audience including language teachers at primary, secondary and third level as well as translators and those with an interest in language aquisition.

The inaugural event is hosted by the School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Acadamh na hOllscolaîochta Gaeilge and The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT ) at the University.

There will be three keynote addresses at the Conference. They include Professor David Little, who is a retired Head of the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and has beeny5 involved in the European Language Portfolio at European level since 1998. Professor Henrik Gottlieb is Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Translation Studies & Lexicography at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark and his fields of research include corpus linguistics, lexicography and language contact studies. The third keynote address will be delivered by Dr Daniel Cassany, a lecturer in the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. His expertise lies in the field of written communication.

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