ILT International Conference – Description

In the light of the latest technological and multimedia developments, as well as the post-pandemic context, educators have opened to new forms of intercultural communication, knowledge transfer, data illustration and data storage. The accelerated development of the digital media, as well as the labor market, influences the general framework for the transfer of knowledge and skills in the didactics of foreign languages, which entails a demand for interconnectedness in the expansion of intercultural skills in both schools and universities.

We are pleased to invite you to engage in a constructive dialogue about the current trends and challenges of interconnected learning in an international conference that aims to create a productive network of teachers of different foreign languages, representatives of various public and private educational institutions, and representatives of the labor market. In order to make this extensive and interconnected dialogue truly relevant, we welcome papers and scientific contributions that could provide not only an impulse to the inter-, and transdisciplinary foreign language research and teaching, but also an overview of the implications on the practice and of the regional, national and international trends in educational policies. The discussions should focus on, but are not limited to, current research and trends in foreign language teaching, theoretical frameworks, and challenges in educational policy and practice in the context of the latest technological and multimedia developments. In order to make this extensive and interconnected dialogue truly relevant, we aim at three categories of audience with specific activities:

  1. Workshops for students and entry-level teachers. This section aims to promote the teaching profession among foreign language students in Romania, and provide some professional tips to young teachers who could benefit from our workshops at the beginning of their career.
  2. Workshops for experienced teachers of foreign languages in universities, public or private schools. The workshops are meant to provide specific practical teaching tips and further perspectives for the future of the teaching profession.
  3. Workshops for university teachers who deliver highly specialized knowledge and skills to foreign language students (training in teaching foreign languages, literary studies etc.). This section aims to develop teaching skills required in university contexts (adult learners, highly specialized content).

We welcome papers in the following topics:

Section 1: Trends and challenges in foreign language teaching – children and adult education:  learning environment, social forms, internal differentiation, learner autonomy, hard and soft skills transfer etc.

Preferred languages: English, German, French


Section 2: Language and culture: cross-cultural communication, cultural awareness, linguistic landscapes, inter-, and transdisciplinary approaches.

Preferred languages: English, German, French


Section 3: Media and technology in the foreign language course: adaptive learning, online / offline resources, augmented and virtual reality, gamification as part of the course, blended learning.

Preferred languages: English, German, French


Section 4: University didactics: the role of teaching language, literature and cultural studies, knowledge vs. skills in university didactics, lesson planning, multimedia approaches, informal studying, inter-, and transdisciplinary approaches, tailoring to the needs of the labour market.

Preferred languages: English


Section 5: LSP didactics: Communication and language for specific purposes, translations and interpreting, cross-cultural communication, dual study.

Preferred languages: English


Section 6: National and international educational policies for foreign language teaching: the role of foreign languages in school education and training, development of international, national and regional curricula, current trends in the practice of assessment, internal differentiation.

Preferred languages: English

Following our November conference, three publications are expected to be released by the end of 2024:

  • A special issue of the journal “Linguaculture” (ERIH +, DOAJ, EBSCO Essentials, among others): – Contributions in English.
  • Volume 25 of the academic series “Jassyer Beiträge zur Germanistik,” published by a German publisher (Hartung Gorre Verlag, Konstanz: – Contributions in German.
  • Issue 1 of a specialized journal on Foreign Language Didactics, which we plan to publish periodically as part of our conference (also for future editions/publications).

More information on submitting contributions will be provided during the conference in November.