The role of teachers in enhancing students’ academic language skills – University of Copenhagen

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The role of teachers in enhancing students’ academic language skills

For ten years, the Center for Internationalization and Parallel Language (CIP) has held an annual symposium, the purpose of which is to discuss key issues regarding teaching and working languages.


09:30 - 10:00  Registration and coffee

10:00 - 10:10  Welcome by director Anne Holmen

Theme for the morning: language at the university

10:10 - 11:00  Language and teaching – CIP 2008-2017. Flashback and perspectives on
                         CIP activities 2008-2017
                         Former director Birgit Henriksen and present director Anne Holmen

11:15 - 12:00  ‘Parallel language policy’ - what might that be?
                         Professor Frans Gregersen, Department of Nordic Studies and
                         Linguistics, UCPH

12:00 - 13:00  Lunch

Theme for the afternoon: new ideas for efficient feedback in class

13:00 - 13:30  A tool for feedback on language in written assignments
                         Academic language consultants Sophie Swerts Knudsen and Katja Årosin
                         Laursen, CIP

13:30 - 14:00  Peer feedback – exploring student experiences
                         Academic language consultant Nina Nellemann Rasmussen, CIP

14:00 - 14:15  Coffee break

14:15 - 15:00  Discussion: How to further integrate languages in the teaching at UCPH?
                          Input from the participants in the symposium

15:15 - 16:00  A little learning is a dangerous thing - The ‘language problem’ and select
                          issues with faculty training courses and their impact
                          Magnus Gustafsson, Department of  Communication and Learning in
                          Science, Division for Language and Communication, Chalmers University
                          of Technology, Gothenburg

16:00  Closing remarks
             Director Anne Holmen, CIP

Presentations will be in Danish or English. Questions can be asked in both languages.

Read more and register for the CIP symposium 2017 (pdf)

Please register before 25 October 2017.