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English as a Lingua Franca

05-04-2017
April 6-7 - 3:30 pm
“Organi Collegiali” Hall, Rectorate Building
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, Rome

Sapienza University will host the international symposium on "English Lingua Franca: Expanding Scenarios and Growing Dilemmas" for the scientific community working in the field of ELF-English Lingua Franca and Globalized English. 

The meeting will focus on the English language as a medium for operating in transversal and critical contexts to bridge often distant languages and cultures. Leading international experts in the field will discuss how English is used to mediate, address its socio-linguistic function as a lingua franca, and analyse the state of the art and hypothesise future developments in the academic (EMI), specialized (ESP) and teaching (ELT) fields.

Students at the Department of Oriental Studies can earn 2 credits (ECTS) by participating in the conference and works.