Bilingual Education

A Stream on “Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges
as part of the 20th Annual International Conference on Education
21-24 May 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education

The Education Unit of ATINER will hold A Stream on “Bilingual Education: Opportunities and Challenges” as part of the 20th Annual International Conference on Education, 21-24 May 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Education

Bilingual education is at the heart of many international policies, so it has become a priority for most educational organisms and institutions (UNESCO, OECD and most European Ministries of Education). Therefore, bilingual education is now rooted among most European countries’ educational systems and research on the area is becoming boosted by scholars, institutions, organizations and educational agents. This proposal will encounter key topics within the area (coping with the 4Cs of the CLIL approach), such as: Culture (that is, Intercultural Education); Cognition (thought); Competences (ICT and CALL); and Content (and its importance for higher education curricula). Therefore, this stream will cope with some of the most interesting aspects within this topic:

  1. The benefits of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) to higher education.
  2. The intercultural approach within bilingual education.
  3. The intercultural competencies of the bilingual teacher.
  4. ICT and CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) within bilingual education.
  5. The use of micro-video within bilingual education.
  6. The role of thought within bilingual education.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 9 April 2018 to: Dr. Ma Elena Gomez Parra, Academic Member, ATINER & Associate Professor, University of Cordoba, Spain or Dr. Cristina Huertas-Abril, Assistant Lecturer, University of Córdoba, Spain. Abstracts should include the following: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

If you want to participate without presenting a paper, i.e. organize a stream, chair a session, review papers to be included in the conference proceedings or books, contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email  to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (

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