Summer School 2007

25th Summer School of Applied Language Studies

Multilingual Literacies in the 21st Century

University of Jyväskylä, Finland, June 4–7, 2007

Welcome to the 25th Summer School of Applied Language Studies to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland! The Summer School of Applied Language Studies is an event that annually gathers together researchers, postgraduate students, and mother tongue and foreign language teachers to explore language learning and language education.

The 2007 Summer School is dedicated to multilingual literacies:

  • What kinds of skills of reading and writing are needed for full participation in the knowledge-based society?
  • How are literacy practices acquired, taught and assessed in schools in different countries?
  • What kinds of beliefs and values are linked with the curricula, learning materials and practices of teaching and feedback giving?
  • What kinds of abilities do pupils need in order to act as full citizens and where do they get these abilities? Do the literacy practices of school and community meet?
  • What is the daily life of immigrants like as readers, writers and multilingual actors in society? How are immigrants socialised into the world of texts?

The invited speakers at the Summer School are internationally well-known scholars in the field from Australia, the United Kingdom and Brazil:

Allan Luke
Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Adrian Blackledge
University of Birmingham, UK

Marilyn Martin-Jones
University of Birmingham, UK

Fernanda Coelho Liberali
Pontifical Catholic University of São Paolo, Brazil

The Summer School programme consists of lectures and workshops. The working language is English, but some workshops are organised in Finnish.