An Inter-Institutional Interdisciplinary Dialogue on the Teaching of Languages and Culture  


BAPC 2023 

Teaching for Intercultural Citizenship

April 1st 2023 

Raytheon Amphitheater

(240 Egan Center, 120 Forsyth St, Boston, MA 02115)


Northeastern’s  World Languages Center (WLC) invites proposals for the fourth Boston Area Pedagogy Conference

In line with a recent call for promoting competencies for democratic culture, the concept of intercultural citizenship has taken center stage. Intercultural citizenship refers to competencies such as valuing cultural plurality and fluidity, being open to cultural others, possessing linguistic, communicative, and plurilingual skills, and having knowledge and a critical understanding of language and communication. Language educators can contribute to this critical need by fostering their students’ intercultural competence and citizenship, enabling them to see beyond their personal experiences. 

 This year’s BAPC will focus on the exploration of intercultural citizenship and communication in language education. Seeking interdisciplinary perspectives on the development of theories, research, and practice, this conference will bring together members of the language education community who are interested in sharing and discussing learning resources and best practices within higher education institutions. The conference aims to foster mutual support as we equip language students with skills and competencies for living and working in increasingly interconnected environments and local contexts. 

We invite colleagues working in languages, cultures, and related area studies to submit proposals by January 27th, 2023, on the following themes:   

    • Intercultural Preparation for Study Abroad
    • Assessment of Intercultural Competence
    • Fostering Student Reflection
    • Inclusive Classroom Practices
    • Cross cultural Communication Practices
    • Social Justice in Language Education
    • Diverse Representation in Material Design
    • Virtual Reality and other Technologies as Immersion

    Attendees can request a Certificate of Attendance at the close of the conference at the registration desk or reserve one on the registration form.     

    The event is sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities (CSSH) and by the Asian Studies Program (AS).

    Registration is now open

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    Conference Organizing Committee