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The ICC Newsletter April 2018
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Welcome to the ICC Newsletter
Welcome to the April 2018 edition of the ICC Newsletter, with news about ICC - the international language association and its members, along with selected news from the world of language education.
ICC Conference 2018 - Santorini, Greece

ICC Conference - The Great Migration Debate
This year's ICC 2018 Conference will be hosted by Ifigenia Georgiadou of the Hellenic Cultural Centre, and will take place in Santorini, one of the most beautiful and fascinating islands in the Greek network of islands.  Language and cultural policy and best practice are the questions we will address in our Annual Conference on ‘Migration, Communication and Culture’ on the beautiful island of Santorini.

Time and Place
The ICC 2018 Conference dates are May 4-6, 2018.
Delegates will be able to stay in local hotels at low costs, and take advantage of the beaches and tavernas of this beautiful Greek island, in a warm and welcoming climate.
We recommend also that delegates arrive early, or stay later, to take advantage of the location of Santorini, visiting local sights or nearby islands.
Conference Themes
The core theme of the ICC 2018 Conference will be 'Migration, Communication and Culture'.
One of greatest challenges that Europe faces at the moment is dealing with the huge increase in economic and refugee migration, with the heart-rending dramas of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa and the Middle East to find security and a new life. The numbers of migrants have caused problems at political, economic, housing and security levels, and in some countries fuelled internal political unrest.
Our concern as Europe’s International Language Association is language learning and cultural integration.
Our role as educators means that we need to assist with the design and planning of the language training and cultural engagement that this migration development makes necessary. What are the most successful projects for migrant culture and language integration? The conference presentations will share case studies, issues and potential solutions.
There will be a number of well-known speakers at the conference as well as educators from Greece and around Europe.

Programme details at

Please visit to find more information and please contact Ozlem Yuges with any questions at:   

Conference Registration
Conference Accommodation & Flight Information
Please visit our website for your flight and hotel bookings at

Conference Venue in Boutari Winery
Boutari Winery Santorini, Megalochori 847 00
Santorini, Cyclades, Greece

One of the roles and services of the ICC is to use its professional expertise to benchmark and accredit the language education services of its member organisations. In the past, ICC inspectors have evaluated and accredited language examinations, teacher training programmes, project plans and more.
A recent new accreditation is the Euroexam range of examinations. Euroexams offers language exams for English and German, at different levels and covering all skills. In partnership with ICC, these examinations have now been carefully evaluated and accredited by ICC, and will now carry the quality mark 'Accredited by ICC'.

Further information at

The ICC Journal
TLC Issue 4 is out and on the website ( and free to download.

It has fascinating articles by Robert O’Dowd on 'Virtual Exchange and Internationalising the Classroom',
Svetlana Popova on 'Teaching Generation Z', Heiner Böttger, Julia Dose and Tanja Müller on 'Contrast and font affect reading speeds of adolescents with and without a need for language-based learning support', and many more, along with reviews and news.
The best of European language and cultural scholarship in one journal.

And you could join them in Issue 6, 7 or 8. Send your ideas and manuscripts to Barry Tomalin, Joint Managing Editor, at Your chance to get published!



EUROLTA (European Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults) centres will now all become ICC members as part of the Accreditation process.
The ICC Board has decided to encourage more member involvement by making membership of the ICC association automatic for any institution that is accredited as a EUROLTA centre, and providing the first year's membership free as part of the accreditation process.
For further information about EUROLTA please visit the EUROLTA website: http:\\


Upcoming Conferences

Here are some language education conferences that ICC members might like to attend -

CercleS Conference 2018.

Place: Poznań, 6-8 September 2018,  Centre of Languages and Communication Poznan University of Technology.

New Members
ICC has been delighted to welcome new members in the last year.
The new member organisations include:
  • Euroexam, London & Budapest
  • International Language Association,Hong Kong
  • Accademia Studioitalia, Rome
We are always interested in hearing from schools and associations who would like to join the ICC or partner with us in teacher training and accreditation work.

Please get in touch via:

New ICC website
We are embarking on a re-design of the ICC website, to bring it up-to-date visually and to extend the range of information and support for members.

What kind of information and services would you like to access on the ICC website? Please get in touch and share your ideas for the new website design: send your ideas to

A note from the ICC Newsletter Editor

We hope you enjoy the ICC Newsletter! We aim to keep you informed and updated with ICC activities and events, but we also want to include your news.

We would like to include  information on what new projects activities you are engaged in which would be of interest to other ICC members. Please send contributions and ideas or feedback  to Ozlem  - we look forward to hearing from you.

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