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Zessko at the 2023 Foreign Language Didactics Colloquium Berlin-Brandenburg (FKBB)

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Source: D. Prickett, edit: Zessko

On June 9, 2023, the Foreign Language Didactics Colloquium Berlin-Brandenburg (FKBB) took place at the Humboldt University in Berlin. This event brought together leading experts, researchers, and practitioners in the fields of foreign language didactics and language practice. This provided the participants with a valuable opportunity to share their ideas, discuss current developments, and broaden their knowledge at the crossroads of foreign language didactics and language practice.

In the keynote lecture "Quo Vadis ‘Correct Language?’ Reflections on Language Norms between National Literary Culture, Multilingualism, and Digital Technology," Prof. Dr. Britta Schneider (Europa University Viadrina) explained the developments and challenges related to language norms in today’s society. She raised questions about what is considered to be “correct language” and how this is changing in the age of digital technology and multilingualism. In this context, she analyzed the influence of national literary cultures on the perception of language norms and examined how digital communication and language diversity can influence these norms.

In the panel discussion “Language Practice: Content and Methodological Impulses,” Ms. Éimear Kelly (HU Berlin), Mr. Tamás Görbe (HU Berlin), and Dr. David Prickett (U Potsdam / Zessko) presented teaching concepts and a practice-oriented grammar reference for Hungarian. The panel participants intend to form an interest group on language practice topics that were addressed at the colloquium in order to continue their productive professional exchange.

The colloquium concluded with the plenary lecture “University Language Policies—through the Lens of Multilingualism” by Prof. Dr. Stephan Breidbach, which was followed by a closing discussion.

Contact: Dr. David Prickett

Published on July 3, 2023