Learning beyond Culture: Reports from the field on Intercultural Communicative Competence through telecollaboration and foreign language learning

We are inviting chapter contributions to an online double blind peer reviewed publication on Learning beyond Culture, Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC), Telecollaboration, and Foreign Language (FL) Learning. These Reports from the Field can include descriptions and results of classroom action-research, best practices, and lessons for instructional design.

The purpose of this publication is essentially to support teachers in higher education who are concerned about the development of ICC in their students and colleagues.

Aiming to support plurilingualism in our contributing authors, the publication welcomes proposals written in English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Please note, however, that the object of study is not limited to any particular languages. The target readers are teachers and researchers as well as creators of instructional design and materials in Higher Education.

The team of peer reviewers will be composed of the contributing authors and the editors. Please note that, when you submit a chapter proposal, you assume responsibility to participate in the peer review process as a member of this multicompetent team from September 2017 through February 2018.

We look forward to receiving your chapter drafts and working with you on this important project. Feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

See below for submission guidelines.

Important dates

Oct 31, 2017
Oct 5, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
Nov-Feb 2018
Feb 15, 2018

Submission of chapter proposal + biodata (extended)
Notification of acceptance
Full chapter submission
Peer review process
Edition goes online


Please download the Call for Papers for further details supports the EU-funded (2015-2017) project ICCAGE, project no. 2015-1-CZ01-KA203-013992

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Refolução: antigos e novos paradigmas II Colóquio Internacional de Línguas Estrangeiras (II CILE)

Data: 12-13 Outubro 2017

Organização: Departamento de Línguas Estrangeiras, ESE-IPB

Local: Escola Superior de Educação Instituto Politécnico de Bragança



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From 10 to 11 November 2017 a conference called Languages for Specific Purposes in Higher Education – Current Trends, Approaches and Issues will be held in Brno, Czech Republic. The conference is organized by the Institute of Foreign Languages, Brno University of Technology. The conference proceedings will be published.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is 30 June 2017.

Further information may be found in the attached CfP (both pdf and doc) and at


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O projeto ICC-age está a ser desenvolvido com a enquanto parceiro protocolar ao convite do IPCB.

Os colegas Miguel Brito e Sandra Ribeiro & Sara Pascoal, respetivamente da ESHTE e do ISCAP, María del Carmen Arau Ribeiro, do IPG participaram, com Margarida Morgado e Luís Gomes do IPCB no recente encontro ICC-age em Budapeste:!specialist-seminar/c6vl 

O próximo encontro internacional ICC-age será nos dias 22-23 de junho de 2017 em Praga, cuja informação se encontra abaixo.

Informa-se ainda que a Comissão Executiva da irá aproveitar a sua participação no CNAPPES2016 em Lisboa já na próxima 6ª feira, dia 15 de julho, para ainda fazer uma formação para os colegas que gostariam de adquirir noções fundamentais para pilotar módulos de ensino em interculturalidade comunicativa do Projeto ICC-age (com parceiros em Hungria, Espanha, Portugal e a República Checa).

Como participar: enviar email indicando interesse à Comissão Executiva da para This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

A formação terá lugar no Instituto de Educação: Alameda da Universidade | 1649-013 Lisboa Coordenadas
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In the highly competitive environment of the globalised world, higher education necessarily faces ever-present challenges such as linguistic and extra-linguistic communication barriers, cultural stereotyping, cross-cultural prejudices, identity conflicts and/or L2 deficiency, which compound the lack of skills to interact successfully. The acquisition of intercultural communicative competence becomes a key professional skill and a primary success factor for university educators, graduates, and researchers in the field, as well as business professionals, international employers, or HR specialists.

Addressing these concerns, the ICCAGE conference will contribute to the on-going debate on intercultural language/communicative skills, and various innovative teaching and training approaches to ICC including global mobility, intercultural mediation and telecollaboration, and in and out-of classroom methodologies. The conference will offer an opportunity to share/present experience, develop interdisciplinary networks, and foster cooperation by sharing knowledge and best practices essential for further development and innovation.

We invite papers in English of 20 minutes length, with possible topics including (but not being limited to):

– Perspectives on intercultural language learning/teaching
– Current theories of language and intercultural communication
– ICC best practices
– Innovative ICC content, course activities and materials
– Tellecolaborative practice and research
– Trans-national mobilities Selected papers will be published in a reviewed collection of essays.

The conference is free for registered participants thanks to the funding by the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme No. 2015-1-CZ01-KA203-013992.

For more details about the conference, please see

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