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Media Literacy in Foreign Language Education

Conference keynote speakers: Catherine Beavis, Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis, Gunther Kress


During the conference "Media Literacy in Foreign Language Education" in March 2017, our highly distinguished plenary speakers initiated a stimulating debate on the results of research and on examples of good practice, and engaged in profound scholarly exchanges to identify new fields of inquiry. Their plenaries included:

  • Bill Cope, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
    "Language Learning and Assessment in the Era of Technology-Mediated Learning"
  • Gunther Kress, University College London, UK
    "Speech and writing in an era of social and semiotic provisionality: multimodal representation and the growing dominance of the screen"
  • Catherine Beavis, Deakin University, Australia
    "Digital Literacies, Digital Games: Language, Learning and Play "
  • Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA
    "A Grammar of Multimodality"

The photos below show Christiane Lütge together with the four plenary speakers Mary Kalantzis, Catherine Beavis, Gunther Kress and Bill Cope (from left to right) at the closing panel of the conference.

closing panel 1

closing panel 2