Keynote speakers – University of Copenhagen

Home > Keynote speakers

Keynote speakers

Emma Dafouz, Universidad Complutense, Madrid

Paper: ROAD-MAPPING in action: Theorising, researching and preparing for English-medium instruction across settings


Emma Dafouz is Associate Professor at Complutense University of Madrid. Her current work focuses on English-medium instruction (EMI) in higher education from an applied linguistic perspective. Her publications include the co-editing of AILA 25 Review “Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education: Gaining Insights into English-Medium Instruction at European Universities” (with Ute Smit) and more recently “Conceptualising Integration in CLIL and Multilingual Education” (with Tarja Nikula, Pat Moore and Ute Smit), as well as numerous journal articles (e.g. Applied Linguistics, Language and Education, Modern Language Journal, International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education or ESP). At present, Emma coordinates an interdisciplinary research group (INTE-R-LICA) with content teachers from the Faculty of Business, funded by Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. She is Policy Advisor for Curricular Internationalization at her institution.


Anne Holmen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Paper: ICL and multilingualism: The role of other languages than English in an international university


Anne Holmen's research interests focus on languages-in-education in multilingual settings. As professor of Danish as a second language at School of Education 1999-2011 she published extensively on bilingualism among students and in curriculum in Danish primary schools and teacher education. From 2011 she has oriented her research towards higher education, carrying out language policy studies at both institutional and individual level. One focus area is student diversity and its role in the parallel language strategy of the University of Copenhagen. 


Diane Pecorari, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Paper: Through a glass, darkly; or how reflective practice can maximise the impact of ICL


Diane Pecorari is Professor
of English Linguistics and Head of the Department of English at City University
Hong Kong. Her research interests include English-medium instruction and second-language writing.  Her publications include Introducing English for Academic Purposes (with Maggie Charles, Routledge) and Teaching to Avoid Plagiarism (Open University Press).