12 26 2020, 20:06

Digital Symposium on Linguistic Landscapes in Second Language Teaching and Learning (L2TL) Contexts  took place on December 17. The event marked the completion of the LLinELTProject and featured talks by international speakers as well as presentations by English language teachers and teacher candidates. This event was organized as part of the Linguistic Landscapes in English Language Teaching (LLinELT) intercontinental project, which was developed as a result of the collaboration of Dicle University (Turkey) and Texas Christian University (Texas, United States) and funded by the U.S. Embassy Turkey grant program. The project aimed to present opportunities for teachers and teacher candidates to learn and practice integrating LL-based materials into their classes, and thus create a safe atmosphere for learners to discuss a wide array of issues from global citizenship and English as a Lingua Franca, to translanguaging/language play, and engage them in meaningful real-life tasks.

You can see the video playlist of symposium presentations on YouTube.

Click here to see symposium program and the abstracts of the presentations

Symposium Schedule, All times GMT+3 (Click on each time to view the relevant event time in your zone)

09:45-10:00 am

Opening Remarks

10:00-10:50 am

Linguistic Landscape and Language Teaching in Four Dimensions: Maintaining Diverse Approaches in Challenging Times

David Malinowski (San José State University, CA, USA)

11:00-11:50 am

Changing Linguistic Landscapes and the Need for a WE/ELF-Aware Pedagogy in Turkey

Yasemin Bayyurt (Boğaziçi University, Turkey)

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 1:50 pm

Concurrent Sessions  I (Session 1A – Session 1B – Session 1C)

2:00 – 2:50 pm

Concurrent Sessions II (Session 2A – Session 2B – Session 2C)

3:00 – 3:50 pm

Toward the renewal of spatial practices for multilingualism: applying a
schoolscape approach in international teacher education courses

Tamás Péter Szabó (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

4:00 – 4:50 pm

Panel: Theory and Practice United: Intercontinental Practices from Face to Face and Online Spaces

Steve Przymus (Texas Christian University, USA)

Osman Solmaz (Dicle University, Turkey)

Ibrahim Ozkaya (National Ministry of Education, Turkey)

5:00 – 5:15 pm

Closing Remarks


The Digital Symposium on Linguistic Landscapes in L2TL Contexts Organizing Committee is composed of the following members: Dr. Osman Solmaz (Department of English Language Teaching, Dicle University, Turkey); Dr. Steve Przymus (College of Education, Texas Christian University, Texas, USA); İbrahim Özkaya (EFL Teacher, National Ministry of Education in Turkey); Roger Cohen (Regional English Language Officer, U.S. Embassy Public Affairs, Turkey).

The Digital Symposium on Linguistic Landscapes in L2TL Contexts Scientific Committee includes;

Dr. Nilüfer Bekleyen (Dicle University, Turkey)

Dr. Emrullah Dağtan (Dicle University, Turkey)

Dr. Fatma Kaya (Dicle University, Turkey)

Dr. Mustafa Polat (Bahçeşehir University, Turkey)

Dr. Steve Przymus (Texas Christian University, USA)

Dr. Kristian Adi Putra (Universitas Sebelas Maret, Indonesia)

Dr. Osman Solmaz (Dicle University, Turkey)

Dr. Selen Tekalp (Dicle University, Turkey)