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The Foreign Language Teaching Centre at the University of Silesia 

is pleased to announce

the 7th Scientific and Didactic Conference



Dimensions of multilinguality in teaching: language, communication, culture


The conference will be held

online in the form of Zoom videoconference

 on the 4th March, 2022


Keynote speakers

on the first day:

Professor Jarosław Krajka

(Marie Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland)


Professor Agnieszka Otwinowska-Kasztelanic

(Warsaw University, Poland)


on the second day:

Professor Danuta Gabryś-Barker

(University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland)


Professor Eva Vetter

(University of Vienna, Austria)


The conference aims to attempt to describe the complex problem of multilingualism in the context of foreign language teaching. Dynamic socio-economic, technological, and cultural transformations which we observe and experience in the contemporary world mean that old educational patterns are no longer valid and new ones are constantly tested by the present. At school, these changes are particularly evident in the language classroom, where students come together representing often very different cultures, communicating in several languages and pursuing their various life goals. Also, the role of the teacher must be different - learning to communicate effectively in a multilingual context requires the teacher to be a facilitator of communicative situations, at other times a mediator of intercultural contacts, often also a translator or a coach. Multilingualism is a value not only in terms of individual but also in terms of societal development. It is worth bearing this in mind at the stage of designing didactic activities as well as with regard to teacher training and creating educational policies.

The conference is a good opportunity to reflect on the phenomenon of multilinguality, its multidimensional nature and share experiences in using it in glottodidactic practice and educational projects in Poland and abroad.

The conference will be held remotely, in the form of videoconference on Zoom platform.

The conference offers plenary lectures by experts in the field of language teaching methodology, workshops led by trainers and specialists, and individual sessions by conference participants. 

Individual presentations by conference participants are scheduled for 30 minutes, including 20 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of discussion. Workshops - 60 minutes

The conference languages will be Polish, English, French, German, Russian and others.

This conference is held under the patronage of JOWSJOWS


Registration form: https://formularze.us.edu.pl/site/index/524


Important dates:

31th January 2022    Submission of the abstracts of individual presentations

4th February 2022     Confirmation of the acceptance

28th 21th January 2022    Online registration and payment deadline


Scientific Committee:

Prof. Katarzyna Trynda, Vice-Rector for Education and Student Affairs, University of Silesia in Katowice

Prof. Danuta Gabryś-Barker, Spokesman for the Rector for Foreign Language Teaching, University of Silesia in Katowice (Scientific Committee Chair)

Prof. Jan Iluk, Faculty of Humanities, University of Silesia in Katowice   

Prof. Halina Widła, Faculty of Humanities, University of Silesia in Katowice   

Prof. Maria Stec, Foreign Language Teaching Centre, University of Silesia in Katowice

Dr hab. Grażyna Kiliańska-Przybyło, Faculty of Humanities, University of Silesia in Katowice   

Dr Agnieszka Gadomska, Institute of English, SWPS University in Warsaw


Organising Committee:

Katarzyna Banaś-Sieradzka - coordinator,  tel: 605784738, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl

Ryszard Kalamarz - chair, tel: 602245982, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl

Edyta Połeć - accounts, tel: (32) 3591817, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl

Agata Sokoła - registration, tel: (32) 3592058, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl


 Conference registration fee for presenting authors

 PLN 160.00

 Conference registration fee for participants

 PLN 60.00

All registration fees should be paid in PLN and made out to Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, indicating the conference number SPNJO2022. Please do not forget to indicate the PARTICIPANT'S NAME on the payment.

Account no:

74 1050 1214 1000 0007 0000 7909

Account Holder:

Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Bankowa 12
40-007 Katowice
NIP: 634-019-71-34

Organizers reserve the right to make changes resulting from current legal conditions affecting the organization of the conference, including the organization of the conference entirely on the videoconferencing platform, at a reduced price. Details in the second circular

All information concerning the conference can be found at www.konferencjaspnjo.us.edu.pl.

Zapraszamy do udziału w konferencji, która, mamy nadzieję, będzie okazją do wzbogacania warsztatu pracy, dzielenia się wiedzą i doświadczeniem, a jednocześnie do namysłu nad wyzwaniami stojącymi przed nauczycielem XXI wieku...