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Convegni e seminari

Convegno internazionale "How Can AI Translate?" - 22 e 23 Aprile 2024 presso l'Accademia Pontaniana di Napoli

Convegno internazionale "How Can AI Translate?" che si terrà il 22 e 23 Aprile 2024 presso l'Accademia Pontaniana di Napoli.

L'evento riunirà più di 40 esperti e studiosi provenienti dall'Italia e da altri Atenei d'Europa per promuovere un dibattito sulle opportunità e sulle sfide dell'Intelligenza Artificiale. In particolare la riflessione riguarderà il tema dei pregiudizi razziali e discriminatori che possono influenzare l'algoritmo nei sistemi di traduzione automatica oltre all'impatto dell' IA sui patrimoni linguistici e sull'occupazione.

Il convegno, che rientra nell'ambito delle Celebrazioni per gli 800 anni della Federico II, è promosso dal Comitato di Studi sulla traduzione del CLA in collaborazione con il Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, l’Associazione Italiana di Anglistica (AIA), il Centro di Ricerca Interuniversitario I-LanD di Unior, il Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale Human & Future e il Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale per le Lingue e le Letterature straniere (CRILLS).

In allegato il comunicato.
Il programma completo è disponibile al seguente link

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Incontro tra ANILS e la Direttrice del CLA dell'Università degli Studi di Brescia

Invito da parte del CLA Unibs a partecipare all'incontro tra ANILS e la Direttrice del CLA dell'Università degli Studi di Brescia, professoressa Annalisa Zanola, il giorno 24 aprile, alle ore 17.00.

Link alla videochiamata:  https://meet.google.com/qdo-bhux-emy

CercleS meetups and news in April

We would like to remind you of the upcoming webinar on the use of AI in the classroom, and we ask you to save the date for our next LLHE webinar. Please note that you can now register for the CercleS Conference in September, and in this newsletter we highlight the work by the Focus Group Autonomy. As always, we also share the details of upcoming meetups and the latest information from the news page.

‌CercleS webinar: AI in the classroom

We would like to remind you of our upcoming webinar focused on the use of AI in the classroom. During the session, two speakers (Marta Demchyshyn - Ukrainian Catholic University Center of Modern Foreign Languages, Cesare Zanca - Università di Siena) will share some of their teaching experiences and critical reflections on the integration of AI tools in language education, and then we will give ample time for questions and discussion around this very relevant topic. 
 

To view the flyer - with some more details about the speakers' content, please click on this link.

Date and time: 25 April 2024 from 16:00-17:30 CET.

Zoom link
(the link is the same for all webinars and online talks, but the link is different than for meetups - online talks are recorded)
Meeting ID: 201 550 4512 |  Passcode: 907877

Conference matters

We invite all members to the XVIII CercleS Conference in Durham from 12-14 September and kindly ask you to visit the Conference website for further details. 
Conference registration is now open.

CercleS will subsidise the registration fees of the XVIII CercleS Conference for all participants by €100 (£80) per person, resulting in a lower registration fee for all CercleS members. 
CercleS will also offer travel subsidies of up to €100 each. Those interested in the travel subsidy should please complete the following form and email us the relevant information required. Travel subsidies will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Save the date: LLHE webinar

Based on the successful LLHE webinars in the past, we look forward to the next webinar, featuring interviews with some of the authors whose articles appeared in Issue 13.2 (Oct 2023). We will share the names of the authors/interviewees and details of their articles later this month.

Date and time: Thursday 30 May, 16:00-18:00 CET

Zoom link
(the link is the same for all webinars and online talks, but the link is different than for meetups - online talks are recorded)
Meeting ID: 201 550 4512 |  Passcode: 907877

 

Focus Groups

As part of our campaign to highlight the work of the Focus Groups, we would like to share short reports from these groups. In this newsletter, we share feedback from the Focus Group Autonomy. 

The Focus Group Autonomy continues its work about the members' understanding of language learner autonomy and the existing schemes / approaches to fostering autonomy in higher education in their various contexts / settings. 

This academic year (2023-24), we concluded our last sessions on presenting and discussing models of autonomy with Larissa Borges’ presentation of her dynamic model of autonomy development (September 2023), available on the CercleS YouTube channel, and we started working on a cartography with the aim of mapping how autonomy is conceived, implemented and promoted in the research and/or teaching environments of the FG members. In order to make this process manageable, we created a restricted group with the most involved FG members to share information on the following aspects:  

  1. institutional contexts / teaching settings 
  2. research topics/interests  
  3. research methods  
  4. counseling/advising practices  
  5. teaching practices 

The project is still in progress. Our plan is to summarize this information, reflect on it, and make it available first to the Focus Group members, then to everybody as a book chapter and/or a journal article. Furthermore, we plan to organize a conference on this topic, which could take place in 2025.  

Regarding Spring-Summer 2024, we plan to organize an online session on self-determination theory and autonomy in language learning with Johnmarshall Reeve. In September 2024 we will hold a Focus Group meeting at the CercleS conference in Durham. 

Justine Paris and Maria Giovanna Tassinari
(Joint Coordinators of the Focus Group) 

Borges, L. (2022) A complex dynamic model of autonomy development. Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 13(2), 200–223. https://doi.org/10.37237/130203?

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Meetups 

Next Leadership Meetup: Tuesday 14 May 17:00-18:00 CET
Topic: Languages, politics and social justice: the role of Language Centres
Discussions aimed specifically at Language Centre managers or staff in management positions. 

Please note the dates and topics of the rest of the Leadership meetups until the summer:
Tuesday 25 June: Income generation


Next Teachers' Meetup: Tuesday 16 April 17:00-18:00 CET
The aim of these informal meetups is to allow language teachers to discuss issues pertaining to their language. We hope to be able to open breakout rooms for teachers of less widely-taught languages, such as Chinese, Korean, Hebrew, Portuguese, or Swedish, where we feel that our community has a lot to offer.  So far this year we have had groups in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Ukrainian. Please share this information widely - the Meetups are open to any teacher who works in your Language Centre.

Please note the dates of the rest of the Teachers' meetups until the summer
Tuesday 28 May

Zoom link
(the link for all meetups is the same - meetups are not recorded)
Meeting ID: 913 9364 1300  |  Passcode: 979586 

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Website NEWS posts

Please visit our NEWS page on the website regularly for frequently updated information.

Traduttori, terminologi e interpreti: quale inquadramento giuridico della professione? L’esempio del Quebec

Giornata di Studi "Traduttori, terminologi e interpreti: quale inquadramento giuridico della professione? L’esempio del Quebec" organizzata dall'Università degli Studi di Torino e in programma per il prossimo 21 marzo.

Macmillan Education Webinars

Macmillan Education Webinars designed for universities  with our authors and speakers.

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XVIII CercleS Conference 2024

We would like to share some information regarding two in-person CercleS events this year: the Teacher Training Staff Week in Nancy in June, and the XVIII CercleS Conference in Durham in September. The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 1 March 2024.
In addition, we would like one or two more speakers for our AI webinar, and we invite you to a special "speed dating" event for persons interested in finding partners for COIL (collaborative online international learning" projects).
And as always, we share the details of upcoming meetups and highlights from the news page.

RANACLES/CercleS teacher training (11-14 June)

From 11-14 June, CercleS will have the pleasure of co-hosting with RANACLES (the French national association) an exciting event in the beautiful city of Nancy, in eastern France. Thirty language teachers from across Europe will gather to learn more about Artificial Intelligence and its place in language learning.
The CercleS Executive Committee will review the applications and confirm them only after checking an adequate representation of member institutions of various national associations.

 

The approach adopted is very much hands-on, so the participants can expect to discover new tools and practice using them immediately. The use of small groups, and contributors who are themselves language teachers in Language Centres in France and elsewhere, will encourage discussion and the sharing of ideas. Three more formal communications will also provide the theoretical background to the workshops. 

The European dimension of the workshop will allow the organisation of multilingual sessions, depending on the languages of the enrolled participants. This will be an opportunity to share specific ideas and tools for different languages. The provisional programme shows Spanish, Portuguese and French, but these are merely examples.


To see the programme, please visit this link

To register for the training week, please complete this form.

Conference matters

Registration, abstract submission, and travel subsidies available

We are excited to offer the XVIII CercleS Conference in Durham from 12-14 September and invite you to visit the Conference website for further details. The following information needs to be highlighted at this stage:
• Deadline for submission of abstracts: extended to 1 Mar 2024
• Conference registration opens: 1 March 2024
• Outline conference programme confirmed: 30 March 2024
• Early-bird registration deadline: 30 June 2024

In the past, CercleS has offered limited scholarships for attending the Conference. However, it was agreed that CercleS is in a position to extend the support to more members. At the Coordinating Committee meeting of 13 October 2023, it was agreed that CercleS would subsidise the registration fees of the XVIII CercleS Conference for all participants by €100 (£80) per person. In doing so, CercleS hopes to encourage members to attend and participate in the conference by making the registration fee more affordable to all members.

CercleS will also offer travel subsidies of up to €100 each. Those interested in the travel subsidy should please complete the following form and email us the relevant information required. Travel subsidies will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Cycle of online events as part of our New Directions Series in Language Assessment in Italy

On behalf of the British Council Italy, I am pleased to invite you to a cycle of online events as part of our New Directions Series in Language Assessment in Italy.  

Please find attached your invitation which includes the schedule for the upcoming series of online sessions. To attend the online events, please, fill in the registration forms.  

Arcobaleno delle Lingue - magazine quadrimestrale multilinguistico e multiculturale

Ogni anno il Centro Linguistico d’Ateneo - CLA accoglie migliaia di studenti che guidati dalla rosa dei venti (logo del Centro) si immergono nell'universo delle lingue. Negli anni la comunità internazionale federiciana è cresciuta con tanti iscritti che scelgono l’Ateneo come destinazione privilegiata per proseguire il proprio percorso formativo o per il proprio progetto di mobilità Erasmus.

«Gli studenti che frequentano il nostro Centro, internazionali o in procinto di partire verso un'Università straniera, sono – dichiara Pasquale Sabbatino, Direttore del CLA – una ricchezza immensa. Portano un bagaglio di esperienze in grado di accrescere la conoscenza delle diverse culture che popolano il mondo. Motivati da tale consapevolezza, abbiamo dato vita a un periodico on line che mette a disposizione di tutti queste conoscenze. La lingua è un codice indispensabile per la comunicazione ma non è sufficiente per comprendersi pienamente. L'immagine dell'Arcobaleno, da cui il periodico prende il nome, vuole appunto rappresentare le diverse sfumature del complesso processo di comunicazione fra i popoli».

Il periodico è disponibile da oggi al seguente link. Per informazioni sulle modalità di partecipazione è possibile contattare la redazione all' indirizzo cla@unina.it

 

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