International conference 




Under the Auspices of  CercleS


professor PhDr. Jaroslava Šušola, PhD., Dean of the  Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava 

In cooperation with

Masaryk University in Brno


Jagiellonian University in Cracow

  Bratislava, 2.-3. June 2016

Announcement and Call for Papers

Quality Assurance of Language Programmes at European Higher Education Institutions VI is a major international conference organized under the auspices of CercleS and Professor PhDr. Jaroslav Šušol, PhD., Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, by CASALC and the Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovak Republic). (online application – sign up)

Objective of the Conference

To establish the forum for the exchange of theoretical information and practical experiences related to learning languages and teaching language programmes at higher education institutions in accordance with the policy of the European Commission.


Faculty of Arts, Comenius University in Bratislava, Gondova 2, Bratislava

Date: 2-3 June 2016

Symposium Languages: Czech, English, Slovak

Important Deadlines:
Extended abstract:                                                             29 March 2016
Announcement on the abstract acceptance:                         11 April 2016

Conference fee covers:
Costs linked to the attendance of the conference, pre-conference seminar and post-conference workshop, and refreshments. (It does not include accommodation, meals and travel costs.) If you decide to attend either the pre-conference seminar or post-conference workshop or both, please, fill in also the registration forms of the events together with the registration form of the conference.
The papers will be published in the CASALC journal CASALC Review after the due double-peer reviewing.

FEE CercleS members Others

Early Bird (before 26 March 2016)

50€ 70€
After 27 March 2016 (before 30 April 2016) 70€ 90€
Upon registration 90€ 110€
The fee of the pre-conference seminar or post-conference workshop only: 15€ 30€

Bank details:  
Account holder: Cesko-Slovenska asociacia ucitelov cudzich jazykov
Address: Dolnozemska cesta 1, 852 35 Bratislava,  Slovak Republic
Registration Code (ICO):
VAT Number: 2021570980
Bank: Tatrabanka a.s.
Bank Code: 1100
Account No.: 2626007959
IBAN: SK281100 0000 0026 2600 7959


Plenary session :
Anne Holmen (Denmark): More Languages for More Students
Marta Genís Pedra (Spain): Less Widely Spoken and Taught Languages. The Spanish Situation
Radoslav Ďurajka (Slovakia): Skúsenosti s výučbou slovenčiny pre cudzincov na Lekárskej fakulte Univerzity Komenského v Bratislave (Experience in Teaching Slovak to Foreigners at the Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava)

Section I
Quality assurance of HEI Curricula
a. Quality of HEI performance – criteria
b. Institutionalization of the quality assurance at HEI
c. TQM at HEI

Section II
Quality assurance of language programmes at HEI
a. Language profile of a student/graduate in the tertiary education
b. Transparency and standardization of the acquired language competences
c. UNIcert®

Section III
Profile of the language teacher at HEI
a. LSP teacher profile and CEFR
b. Changes in curricula of the institutions educating language teachers
c. Further education of LSP teachers (formal and informal)

Section IV
Common European Framework for Languages and European Language Portfolio
a. Standardization of language programmes at HEI
b. Creating and implementing language programmes at HEI
c. Innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages
d. Assessment of the acquired competences including self-assessment

Mária Šikolová and Martin Mikuláš: Testovanie jazykovej spôsobilosti na vysokej škole (Testing Language Competences at HEI)

Johann Fischer and Nicole Wolder: Task-based Testing: What is the Cutting Edge?


Please, If you want take part on SEMINAR OR WORKSHOP, You have to fill application for it, also in case you have filled conference application. Thank you

CONFERENCE: e-Application (click to open in a new window) -

DOWNLOAD – for authors: EN-2016_Formal_Aspects_of_the_Abstract (20Kb)

PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINAR: e-Application for pre-con. seminar (Click to open in a new window)

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: e-Application foe post-con. workshop (Click to open in a new window)