Symposium on Second Foreign Languages 2016

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We are pleased to announce the symposium Learning, teaching and assessment of second foreign languages in school contexts. [Moderna språk – samspelet mellan lärande, undervisning och bedömning i skolan.] which will be held at Lund university, Sweden, on December 12-13, 2016.

The symposium is organized within the realms of the ongoing project Learning, Teaching and Assessment of Second Foreign Languages: An Alignment Study on Oral Language Proficiency funded by the Swedish Research Council (2016-2018). For more information

Plenary speakers

Alex Housen (Free University of Brussels, Belgium) (Cancelled!)
Heini-Marja Pakula (University of Turku, Finland)
Neus Figueras Casanovas (University of Barcelona, Spain)


NB! Last minutes changes to the programme! Updated programme can be found here: Updated programme

The abstracts can be found here:ABSTRACTS

The Call for Papers can be found here (NB! Submission is now closed)


Participation is free but limited in number. We apply the policy of first-come, first-served. Registration is now open. Click HERE to register. Then choose ”Register a New Participant”. Please register before November 20, 2016.

Symposium dinner

On the evening of 12 December we organize a symposium dinner at Kulturkrogen in the heart of Lund.  Please note that the dinner is at your own expense. You register for the symposium dinner when you register for the symposium (see above under Registration). Seats are limited. We apply the policy of first-come, first-served.

Symposium venue

The symposium venue is the Centre for Languages and Literature, Lund university (Sweden), the LUX – Building.

Adress: Helgonavägen 3, see location on this map

Room: C121 (in the LUX-Building)

Accommodation and How-to-get-to-Lund

Please click here to find information on hotels and ways of getting to Lund.

Symposium convenors
Jonas Granfeldt, Camilla Bardel, Gudrun Erickson, Susan Sayehli, Malin Ågren & Rakel Österberg.

For any queries, please email