Better taught in English?
Institutional language strategies in European higher education

Brussels, 4 December 2009

Programme

Thursday 3 December 2009

19:30       Seminar dinner @ Il Pasticcio

Friday 4 December 2009

8.45

Registrations and coffee

9.15

Welcome and introduction
Chripa Schneller, Policy Officer, ACA

9.30

Institutional language strategies: a balancing act between the internationalisation of higher education, national and EU policies, and labour market expectations?
Wolfgang Mackiewicz, President of the Conseil européen pour les langues / European Language Council

10.00

English-language programmes in European higher education
Bernd Wächter, Director, ACA

10.30

Coffee break

11.00

Plenary: How do institutions design and implement their language policies?
Chair: Philippe van Parijs, Professor of Economic and Social Ethics at the Université catholique de Louvain, K.U. Leuven and Harvard University

 

Rolf Tarrach, Rector of the University of Luxembourg
Frans Zwarts, Rector of the University of Groningen
Bernard Coulie, former Rector of the Université catholique de Louvain 

12.45

By way of provisional conclusion:
The linguistic future of European universities
Philippe van Parijs

13.00

Lunch

14.00

Plenary: Fit for the labour market? What do employers expect?
Chair: Pat Killingley, British Council, UK

 

Martin Lammers, Vodafone, The Netherlands
Pasquale Catalfamo, CATALFER srl, Italy
Petra Lewe, Executive Director, SIFE Germany
Christophe De Coster, Deloitte, Coordinator for Campus Recruitment, Belgium

15.45

Coffee break

16.15

What will shape institutional language policies in the future?
David Coyne, previously European Commission, DG Employment

17.00

Wrap-up and good-bye
Chripa Schneller