Thursday 16 and Friday 17 March: GALET General Conference

The GALET (Groupement des associations de langues et d’études étrangères) is organising on 16 and 17 March the Etats généraux entitled “Reflections on research in foreign studies and the place of languages in higher education”. This event will take place on Thursday afternoon and Friday all day in four houses of the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, including the Fondation des Etats-Unis (see programme below). The GALET has existed for several years and is gradually becoming more structured. In addition to AFEA and SAES, (the active associations) there are AGES (Association of Germanists in Higher Education), SIES (Society of Italianists in Higher Education), SHF (Society of French Hispanists), SFR (French Society of Russians). At the last meeting at the ministries, on 7 February, at DGESIP, Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Arab studies were also represented.


Thursday 16 March House Henrich-Heine 13h30-15h30 : GALET General Assembly 15h30-16h : break Fondation des Etats-Unis 16h-18h : lectures on “Plurality of languages at university” (Astrid Guillaume, European Observatory of Plurilingualism) and on “Making less ‘rare’ and more visible: the case of Asian studies” (Annick Horiuchi, Paris Diderot, SFEJ) followed by a reception Friday 17 March Morning at the Spanish College 10h : welcome 10h30-11h30 : Debate on “For a quality teaching in LANSAD” with Marielle Silhouette (Paris Nanterre, AGES), Gwen Le Cor (Paris 8, AFEA), Patrick Farges (Paris 3, AGES) and Sergi Ramos Alquezar (Paris-Sorbonne, SHF) 11h30-11h45 : break 11h45-12h45 : Workshops on : 1) secondary/superior articulation and research in languages and foreign studies (with Caroline Pascal IGEN Spanish – Dean of the Modern Languages Group of the General Inspection) 2) research in languages and foreign studies (with Marie Gaille, CNRS, 35th section, and Xavier Galmiche, Paris Sorbonne, UMR Eur’Orbem) Afternoon at the Italian House 14h30-15h30 : restitution ; semantic assessment with Arezki Cherfaoui, doctoral student Paris Saclay 15h30-16h : break 16h-17h30 : round table : 1) “What is linguistics?” (Séverine Adam, Paris Sorbonne, AGES; Guillaume Desagulier, Paris 8, SAES) 2) “Why a thesis on a literary work?” (Paul-Henri Giraud, Lille 3, SHF ; Maria Pia De Paulis, Sorbonne Nouvelle, SIES) 3) “What Boundaries for Civilization?” (Alessandro Giacone, Grenoble 3, SIES ; Hélène Quanquin, Sorbonne Nouvelle, AFEA) 4) “Arts and studies “areal” (François Brunet, Paris Diderot, AFEA; Mélanie Torrent, Paris Diderot, SAES) Reception at the Collège franco-britannique For more information, please email

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