Working Groups

Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (MCCC)

Coordinator

Dr. Rita Temmerman
Centrum voor Vaktaal en Communicatie (CVC)
Erasmushogeschool University (Belgium)
E-mail: rita.temmerman@ehb.be

Contact person

Mr. Jean Pierre Roose
Head of International Relations
Erasmushogeschool University (Belgium)
E-mail: jean.pierre.roose@ehb.be

Presentation

Thematic Network on Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (MCCC) was approved by the Compostela Group of Universities at the XII General Assembly (Poznan, Poland) in September 2006.

This Working Group aims a wide multidisciplinary approach and will bring together experts from a wide variety of scientific sub-disciplines who share a common interest in the scientific study of multilingualism and cross-cultural communication and in the application of scientific results of research projects in this multidisciplinary field of interest.

Objectives

• To invite researchers active within the CGU to express their interest in this thematic network on Multilingualism and Cross-Cultural Communication (MCCC).

• To set up research initiatives within the CGU bearing on the enhancement of cross-cultural understanding through the study of interlanguage communication.

• To set up research initiatives within CGU with the aim of producing a comprehensive and integrated model that aims to develop critical cultural awareness of both native and foreign cultures and intercultural competencies.

• To set up research initiatives within CGU concerning the role and impact of technological information and communication systems (WWW, Semantic Net) in a multilingual and multicultural environment.

• To organise international conferences on this theme on a regular basis.

• To set up an exchange program for researchers and students in MCCC.

• To set up Special Interest Groups on a variety of sub-themes.