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7 November 2016 Kapteynborg Landleven 12, 9747 AD Groningen

On Monday, the 7th of November, 2016, the University of Groningen (UG) holds a symposium on Language & Culture (flyer) with the aim to bring together academics, professionals, support staff, students and field experts who share an interest in the topic of language and culture. The symposium focuses on creating awareness, exchanging information (research and practice) and the application of language and intercultural competence in dynamic academic and professional environments.

The symposium will provide an inspiring framework for participants to discuss strategic policies and practices, share knowledge and know-how, learn from field experts, and network with one another on the effects of language and culture in professional organizations. Attendees will include both students and staff of the University of Groningen, and professionals from companies and organizations functioning internationally within and outside the Netherlands.

The following themes will be addressed during the Symposium:

  • Language acquisition
  • Intercultural competence
  • Internationalization
  • Diversity and inclusion


  • 8.30 registration and coffee/tea
  • 9.15 opening
  • 9.30 Melissa Dalton Bradford, author, blogger, polyglot
  • 10.15 coffee break
  • 10.45 round 1 of workshops/presentations
  • 12.15 lunch
  • 13.15 Chuck Stephens, head of diversity & inclusion at Google
  • 14.00 round 2 of workshops/presentations
  • 15.30 coffee break
  • 16.00 Chris O'Shaugnessy, author, globetrotting adventurer, international speaker
  • 16.45 drinks

UG staff:                         Free of charge (no show fee €50)
Student/staff partner:      €10
External participant          €50

We would be delighted to welcome you as conference participants at the UG Language and Culture Symposium.

Symposium registration

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