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The FIPLV Nordic-Baltic Region (NBR) Conference 2016, June 9-11, 2016, Tallinn, Estonia

PROGRAMME 9-11 June 2016
The conference “The Language Teacher and Teaching at Crossroads “


Thursday 9 June

14.00 - 19.00   

Optional cultural programme

14:00; 15:00 Toompea Castle and the Riigikogu building visit (in English, 2 groups);
15:00 Old Tallinn Walking tour (in German)
19:00 Early music concert at the Kadriorg Palace

19.00 - 21.00    NBR Board Meeting(board members)

Friday 10 June

Venue: Original Sokos Hotel Viru Conference Centre (Viru väljak 4, Tallinn)

 9.00 - 10.00

 Registration, welcome coffee

conference centre lobby, 2nd floor

10.00 - 10.30

 Welcome speeches - Bolero 1+2

10.30 - 11.30


Plenary session  I  - Bolero 1+2

Professional networks as empowering tools for enhancing learning and teaching and promoting multilingualism

Terry Lamb, president of FIPLV, professor of Languages and  Education of the University of Sheffield (UK)

11.30 - 12.30


Plenary session II - Bolero 1+2

Implementing and evaluating the digital turn in Estonian schools: from spectacular to fundamental

Mart Laanpere, senior researcher in educational technology of  Tallinn University, Institute of Informatics(Estonia)

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch buffet - 2nd floor buffet restaurant Merineitsi

Book sales (Allecto AS, bookshop Krisostomus), poster presentations
                                           conference centre lobby, 2nd floor

14.00 - 15.30

Bolero I, Bolero II, Andante, Duetto, Allegro

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break , book sales (Allecto AS, bookshop Krisostomus)
                                       conference centre lobby, 2nd floor

16.00 - 17.30


Bolero I, Bolero II, Andante, Duetto, Allegro

19.00 - 22.00

Reception (Tallinn Teachers` House, The Crown hall, Raekoja plats 14)

Saturday 11

Venue: Original Sokos Hotel Viru Conference Centre (Viru väljak 4, Tallinn)


9.00 - 10.00

Registration, book sales (Allecto AS, bookshop Krisostomus)
                            conference centre lobby, 2nd floor

 10.00 - 11.00

Plenary session  III - Bolero 1+2

The ecology of Estonian language in 21st century: working for a sustainable equilibrium.

Martin Ehala, professor and senior researcher of University of Tartu, Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics, Department of Estonian  (Estonia)

 11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break , book sales (Allecto AS, bookshop Krisostomus)
                                       conference centre lobby, 2nd floor

 11.30 - 12.30

Plenary session  IV - Bolero 1+2

Destination: Leaner Empowerment – and there is that signpost saying CLIL

Franz Mittendorfer, teacher of English, teacher trainer and language consultant  (Austria)

 12.30 - 14.00

Lunch buffet - 2nd floor buffet restaurant Merineitsi

Book sales (Allecto AS, bookshop Krisostomus), poster presentations

conference centre lobby, 2nd floor

 14.00 - 16.00


Bolero I, Bolero II, Andante, Duetto, Allegro

17.00 - 21.30

Optional cultural programme
17.00-19.00 Kiek in de Kök and Bastion Passages
19.00-21.30 Beer tasting tour in Old Tallinn


1. Language Policy and Language Education Policy

2. Learning and Teaching less Widely Taught Languages

3. Traditional vs Innovative Teaching Methods

4. The Teaching Profession and Teacher Networks: Today`s and Tomorrow`s Challenges

5. Emerging Technologies in a Digital Age

6. . Quality in Language Teaching and Learning

7. Multilingualism and Employability


Numbers in the outline refer to thematic areas.


Republic of Estonia Ministry of Education and Research

European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML)

Tallinn City Government

Allecto AS

Bookshop Krisostomus

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