Intercultural Competence Conference

Project Directors: Beatrice Dupuy and Chantelle Warner (UA).
In collaboration with: the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT), CMES , CIUA, COH, and SBS at the UA; and several other Language Resource Centers: CALPER, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and CASLS.

This project is a continuation of a successful biennial conference previously hosted by CERCLL ( The conference series serves three key purposes: (1) to bring researchers and practitioners across languages, levels and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices; (2) to foster meaningful professional dialogue on issues related to Intercultural Competence teaching and learning; and (3) to enhance teacher intercultural effectiveness in the classroom in order to support all students and prepare them to become global citizens. The 5th and 6th events will take place in January 2016 and 2018: the first, “Intercultural Competence: Traditions and Transitions,” will focus upon the developments that have taken place in this field since the inception of the conference in 2006 (the Call for Proposals was published in late Fall 2014), while in 2018 the conference will explore “Intercultural Competence and Mobility: Virtual and Physical” and will feature talks and workshops that consider intercultural competence in connection with global trends of migration, travel, and digitally-enabled mobility. Many of the presentations are recorded and are made available after the events on the CERCLL website and Youtube channel, and Powerpoints, handouts and selected Proceedings serve as other permanent resources created through the project.