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Multilingualism in Society, Politics and Education

Researchers address the media's questions about multilingualism and integration

Freiburg, Mar 13, 2017

Multilingualism in Society, Politics and Education

Source: SLI

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Dear Colleagues,

Multilingualism is the cornerstone for participating in scholastic, academic and professional education as well as in the workplace and in social settings. It is an important element for successful integration policy. Experts from the field, in linguistic research and language acquistion will answer questions about current findings, ways of thinking and concepts regarding multilingualism and integration at a

Press talk on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 6:30pm
In the Kollegiengebäude I, Lecture Hall 1142, 79098 Freiburg

Participants include Prof. Dr. Katharina Brizić, University of Freiburg, private lecturer Dr. Natalia Gargarina, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Prof. Dr. Helga Kotthoff, University of Freiburg, Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Lanza, University of Oslo/Norway, Prof. Dr. Christa Röber, University of Education Freiburg, and Prof. Dr. Rosemary Tracy, University of Mannheim.

The press talk is a part of the international conference „Multilingualism in Society, Politics and Society" that is being held from March 16-18,2017 at the University of Freiburg. During the conference language experts will engage in an exchange with decision makers from the political and social sectors. Current concepts about multilingualism in intercultural communication, integration policies and life-long learning will be topics of discussion along with developing new ways of thinking about these issues. Further information about the program.

In addition, a public interview with Syrian YouTube star Abdul Abbasi will take place during the conference. About a year ago he started a YouTube channel with his friend that is dedicated to the German lifestyle. Further information about the interveiw.

We look forward to seeing you at the press talk.

Kind regards,

Rudolf-Werner Dreier
Office of Public Affairs