Higher Education Perspectives on Content and Language Integrated Learning

Call for papers

University of Vic, Catalonia, Spain, 27 – 28 March 2014

We are pleased to announce the first international HEPCLIL (Higher Education Perspectives on Content and Language Integrated Learning) conference to be held at the University of Vic, 27 – 28 March 2014. Universities are offering more and more courses and programmes in an additional language. At HEPCLIL, therefore, we would like to debate the methodological implications of these changes, giving voice to practical classroom experiences and initiatives. We would also like to act as a platform for cutting-edge research on CLIL in higher education. What impact does teaching in an additional language have on content or language learning? What are the effects on teachers and students in higher education? With these aims and questions in mind we have invited the following keynote speakers to HEPCLIL:

  • David Marsh (University of Jyväskylä)
  • Emma Dafouz (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
  • Rosie Tanner (Educational consultant)

Conference themes

  1. Syllabus design and lesson planning
  2. Content learning
  3. Language learning
  4. Assessment
  5. Theoretical frameworks

Types of presentation

Individual papers: 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes discussion time.
Posters:  Guidelines will be made available on acceptance of submissions.

Proposals for both papers and posters should not exceed 300 words and should include the specific conference theme. They should be submitted to hepclil@uvic.cat by 1 December 2013.

Successful applicants will be informed after 17 January 2014 and guidelines will be provided for those wishing to publish a version of their paper in the conference proceedings on CD Rom.


Catalan, Spanish, English

Registration fee