8th Spring Research Conference

Teaching, learning and communicating in multilingual contexts

8th Spring Research Conference - Teaching, learning and communicating in multilingual contexts

24 March 2023. Saló de Graus (Campus Barcelona)

About Spring Research Conference

Every spring since the 2014-2015 academic year, the Institute for Multilingualism has organised the Spring Research Seminar, an annual research event that takes place on-site at UIC Barcelona. What began as a small-scale seminar has grown into an international meeting, and this year for the first time, we are celebrating the Spring Research Conference.  Our main objective is to offer a platform for researchers in the fields of linguistics, applied linguistics and psycholinguistics to exchange research updates on topics related to teaching, learning and acquisition of languages and multilingual education.

In the past the conference has invited plenary speakers from other universities such as: Dr Ruth Breeze (Universidad de Navarra); Dr Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid); Dr Cristina Escobar Urmeneta (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona); Dr Roger Gilabert Guerrero (Universitat de Barcelona); Dr David Lasagabaster (Universidad del País Vasco); Dr Imma Miralpeix (Universitat de Barcelona); Dr Joan Carles Mora (Universitat de Barcelona); Dr Carmen Muñoz (Universitat de Barcelona); Dr Carmen Pérez Vidal (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) or Dr Elisabet Pladevall (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona).

The main lines of research carried out at the Institute for Multilingualism and the GRAM Research Group are concerned with analysing the different contexts of foreign language learning. We are primarily interested in the development of multilingualism through naturalistic, immersion and formal language acquisition.