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TRAINING SCHOOL 1: LESVOS (GREECE)

Multidisciplinary training school on multilingualism and visit to NGO working with refugees: The training school will provide ESRs with multidisciplinary courses on multilingualism and training in research methods. The programme will include courses on: 1) linguistic theories of multilingualism, 2) child bi-/multilingualism, 3) heritage language development, 4) cognitive aspects of multilingualism, 5) neuroscience of language in multilinguals, 6) teaching methods in children with a refugee background. Furthermore, ESRs will attend workshops for in depth training in research methods that are necessary for all ESRs. A visit to an NGO working with refugees is part of the programme. 

Location

The training school will take place in Lesvos (Greece) from 6 to 17 May 2019. All participants of the training school will stay at Hotel Votsala and this is also where the courses will take place.

Programme

A PDF version of the programme can be downloaded here.

Mon, 6 May - Fri, 10 May 2019

08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 - 11:00 Course 1: Cross-linguistic influence in bilingual language acquisition (Tanja Kupisch)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00 Course 2: Child bi-/multilingualism (Ludovica Serratrice & Theo Marinis)

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 16:30 Workshop: Statistics using R (Alex Tantos)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 18:30 Workshop: Statistics using R (Alex Tantos)

20:00              Dinner

Sat, 11 May 2019

08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 - 11:00 Steering Committee meeting

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00 Supervisory Board meeting

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 18:30 Consortium meeting

20:00              Dinner

Sun, 12 May 2019

08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast

09:30 - 13:00 Student presentations and posters

13:00 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 18:30 Meetings

20:00              Dinner

Mon, 13 May 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 11:00 Progress check meeting I

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:00 Progress check meeting I

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 16:15 Progress check meeting I

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee Break

16:30 - 17:00 Progress check meeting I

20:00              Dinner

Tue, 14 May 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 13:30 Visit to NGO working with refugees

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 16:30 Course 3: Multilingualism in education & teaching methods for language learners with a refugee background (Despina Papadopoulou & Tanja Rinker)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 17:30 Refugee programmes in Geneva (Ahmed Alazbat)

17:30 - 18:30 Student presentations

20:00              Dinner

Wed, 15 May 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 11:00 Course 3: Multilingualism in education & teaching methods for language learners with a refugee background (Despina Papadopoulou & Tanja Rinker)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:30 Course 4: Multilingualism, cognition and neuroscience (Niels Schiller)

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 16:30 Dissemination & communication (Theo Marinis & Kaja Gregorc)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 18:30 Student presentations

20:00              Dinner

Thu, 16 May 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 11:00 Course 4: Multilingualism, cognition and neuroscience (Niels Schiller)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:30 ​Course 3: Multilingualism in education & teaching methods for language learners with a refugee background (Despina Papadopoulou & Tanja Rinker)

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 16:30 Ethics (Theo Marinis)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 18:30 Meetings

20:00              Dinner

Fri, 17 May 2019

08:00 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 11:00 Course 4: Multilingualism, cognition and neuroscience (Niels Schiller)

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 13:30 ​Dissemination & communication (Theo Marinis & Kaja Gregorc)

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch

15:00 - 16:30 Ethnographic approaches (Costas Canakis)

16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 - 18:30 Meetings

20:00              Dinner

Outside of regular programme

 

Tue, 7 May, 21:00: Seminar series LANGUAGE, SOCIETY, AND ETHNOGRAPHY at the University of the Aegean: Sophia Tsioli, University of Thessaly: Researching the linguistic, communicative and educational needs of persons with refugee background: An interdisciplinary ethnographic investigation [IN GREEK]

Tue, 14 May, 21:00: Seminar series LANGUAGE, SOCIETY, AND ETHNOGRAPHY at the University of the Aegean: Theo Marinis Universität Konstanz & University of Reading: The development of multilingualism & multiliteracy in children in three states in India: Results from the project Multilingualism & Multiliteracy https://www.mam.mml.cam.ac.uk/ [IN ENGLISH]

Reading list and useful links

  • Alex Tantos' "Language data analysis" playlist on youtube

  • Gazzaniga, Michael S., Richard B. Ivry & George R. Mangun. 2002. Cognitive neuroscience: The biology of the mind.  NY/USA: WW Norton & Co.

    • Chapter 3: ​Gross and functional anatomy of of cognition.

    • Chapter 4: The methods of cognitive neuroscience.