may, 2022

24may(may 24)09:0026(may 26)17:00NORDAND 15 Conference 202209:00 - 17:00 (26) Veröld - House of Vigdís Event Organized By: Vigdís Institute and International Centre Event Type :Conference

Event Details

In collaboration with University of Iceland and The Árni Magnússon Institute, The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages is happy to host the 15th conference on Nordic Languages as a Second Language, NORDAND 15.

The conference covers Nordic languages as a second or a foreign language as well as plurilingualism in the Nordic countries.

Nordand 15 rescheduled to 24-26 May 2022

Due to Covid-19 the Nordand 15 conference, scheduled for 26-28 May 2021, has been rescheduled to 24-26 May 2022.

About the Conference

Conference:       Nordand 15 2022

Date:                    24-26 May 2022

Venue:                 Veröld – House of Vigdís, University of Iceland, Brynjólfsgata 1, 107 Reykjavík

Reservations:    In the case of restrictions due to Coronavirus, the conference will be held online

Contributions from seasoned scholars as well as from students and practitioners interested in the various aspects of culture and communication are encouraged.

Potential themes could include:

1. Second language acquisition: language attitudes, language ideologies, language policy,
2. Theory, learning, teaching dialogue
3. Professionalism in the education and professional development of language teachers: literacy, language in the curriculum, language learning in the field, language learning for professional purposes/practices,
4. Diversity in languages and culture: languages in communication and mediation; otherness; subcultures and language; translanguaging; heteroglossia,
5. Digital work- and learning environment: language learning on the go,
6. Learning autonomy – student-led learning: advantages and challenges,

The conference will also include session papers, poster presentations, and round table discussions

Members of the Conference Committee:

  • Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Professor of English, birnaarn@hi.is
  • Branislav Bedi, branislav.bedi@arnastofnun.is
  • Brynhildur Anna Ragnarsdóttir, brynhildurannar@gmail.com
  • Guðrún Theódórsdóttir, Associate Professor in Icelandic as a second language, gt@hi.is
  • Kolbrún Friðriksdóttir, Adjunct Lecturer in Icelandic as a second language, kolbrunf@hi.is
  • Þóra Björk Hjartardóttir, Associate Professor in Icelandic as a second language, thorah@hi.is
  • Þórhildur Oddsdóttir, Adjunct Lecturer in Danish, thorhild@hi.is
  • Jóna Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir, Lecturer in English,  jgg151515@gmail.com
  • Halldóra Jóhanna Þorláksdóttir, Project Manager, halldoraj@hi.is
  • Valgerður Jónasdóttir, Project Manager, valgerdur@hi.is
Call for Papers

In collaboration with the University of Iceland and The Árni Magnússon Institute, the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages is happy to host the 15th conference on Nordic Languages as a Second Language, NORDAND 15.

The conference, which will be held 24-26 May 2022 at the University of Iceland, covers Nordic languages as a second or a foreign language as well as plurilingualism in the Nordic countries.

Potential themes could include:

  1. Second language acquisition: language attitudes, language ideologies, language policy,
  2. Theory, learning, teaching dialogue
  3. Professionalism in the education and professional development of language teachers: literacy, language in the curriculum, language learning in the field, language learning for professional purposes/practices,
  4. Diversity in languages ​​and culture: languages ​​in communication and mediation; otherness; subcultures and language; translanguaging; heteroglossia,
  5. Digital work- and learning environment: language learning on the go,
  6. Learning autonomy – student-led learning: advantages and challenges,

Contributions from seasoned scholars as well as from students and practitioners interested in the various aspects of culture and communication are encouraged.

The conference will also include session papers, poster presentations, and round table discussions

Please send by end of 1 November 2021:

  • Full name
  • Job title
  • Affiliation/Institution
  • Contact information (Email address and phone number)
  • Title + abstract in English or Scandinavian language (max 400 words)
  • Send your proposal in a Word document to: jgg151515@gmail.com / Subject: NORDAND15 Proposal

Note that applicants can send individual entries or apply for a panel with up to 5 participants.

Please visit the conference website for all further information.

Important Dates
Important dates

1 November 2021   handing in abstracts

1 February 2022      notification of acceptance

Fees and Registration

Fees and Registration

Early bird registration, until 15 February 2022:
35.000 ISK
40.000 ISK incl. conference dinner

Registration after 15 February 2022:
40.000 ISK
45.000 ISK incl. conference dinner

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

To be confirmed.

Program

Program

To be confirmed

A chair will be assigned to each session or panel at the conference. His/her role will be to introduce the speakers, keep track of time and assist with technical support. Every speaker has 25 min at his/her disposal, 20 min for the presentation and 5 for questions and answers.

Practical Information

Venue

The conference will be held in Veröld – hús Vigdísar • Brynjólfsgata 1 (corner with Suðurgata) • 107 Reykjavík
Coordinates: 64.140001, -21.952594 or 64°08’24.0″N 21°57’09.3″W.  This is in walking distance from many hotels and accommodation options in downtown and west Reykjavík.

Closest bus-stops are Háskólabíó, Hótel Saga and, somewhat further away, Háskóli Íslands or Hagatorg.
The Building is connected with the main buildings of the university campus via a tunnel to the Háskólatorg building.

Accommodation

Tourism in Iceland has grown immensely and moderately-priced lodging is quick to fill up. We encourage conference participants to book accommodation as early as possible to avoid high prices and limited availability. Websites such as Booking.com and Airbnb.com will provide information about a range of accommodation possibilities. For more information about hotels and other types of lodging in Reykjavik, see HERE.

Travel

Keflavík International Airport (KEF), the main airport in Iceland, is located 40 kilometers from Reykjavík, the capital city. Over 20 airlines offer flights to and from Iceland through the airport. For information about flights to Iceland, see HERE.

Transportation to Reykjavík from the airport is available by bus, Flybus or taxi, see HERE

The only public transportation in Reykjavík is the bus system, commonly called Stræto. See their website for information about fares, timetable, and a route planner, HERE.

The two main taxi companies in Reykjavík are Hreyfill, tel. +354 588 55 22 see HERE and Taxi BSR, tel. +354- 56 10000, see HERE. When calling for a taxi you can expect it to arrive within 10 minutes.

For a map of the University of Iceland see HERE.

WIFI

The Internet can be accessed through Eduroam on the University premises.

Money

The official currency in Iceland is ISK (Icelandic krona). Recognised credit/debit cards are accepted in all restaurants, shops, hotels and cash machines. For the official exchange rate of ISK towards major currencies, see HERE.

Language 

The native language in Iceland is Icelandic, but English is widely used.

Daytours

Excursion / Tour

To be confirmed.

Time

24 (Tuesday) 09:00 - 26 (Thursday) 17:00

Location

Veröld - House of Vigdís

Organizer

Vigdís Institute and International Centre

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