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Thursday, 26 January 2017

15:00 - 21:00 Registration at the Conference Office in Room 018,
Dittrichring 5-7, 04109 Leipzig
16:00 - 17:30 Guided City Walk through Leipzig (starting at
Dittrichring 5 - 7, 04109 Leipzig)
16:00 - 17:30 Guided Tour of Paulinum Building (starting at Leibniz
Monument in the University Courtyard (Leibnizforum),
between Augustusplatz and Universitätsstraße)
19:00 - 21:00 Conference Warming at Deutsches Literaturinstitut
Leipzig (DLL), Wächterstraße 34, 04107 Leipzig


Friday, 27 January 2017

8:00 Conference Office opens for Registration
9:00 Welcome address to the conference "The LANGUAGE 
MAGICIAN at Work" by Prof. Dr. Norbert Schlüter
9.10 Welcome address by the Executive Director of the Centre
for Teacher Education and School Development (ZLS)
Dr. Jürgen Ronthaler on behalf of Leipzig University
9:15 Keynote lecture 
"Assessing language skills at primary school level – 
International standards and the digital revolution"
Vanessa Pilgerstorfer (B.A. (Hons), P.G.C.E.)  
Teacher Trainer and Presenter for the Goethe-Institut 
London, Mentor to New Head teachers 
for the IAPS 
(Independent Association of Preparatory Schools)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee / Tea Break
10:30 - 11:00 Louise Courtney (Reading University, UK)
THE LANGUAGE MAGICIAN likes reading, listening and
writing - wait… that was the Avatar 
11:10 - 11:35 Norbert Schlüter (Leipzig University, Germany)
From Standards to Task Development: Using a
Computer Game for Language Competence Evaluation
and first results of the piloting in Leipzig
11:35 - 12:00 Juan Manuel Melgar (Education Ministry Tenerife),
Dr. Concha Julián (Embassy Spain, Educational
Services in London), Anna Cicogna (University for
Foreigners, Perugia), Dr. Louise Courtney (University
of Reading, UK)

Expectations and results: Looking at language skills and
motivation. Testing the game at schools in the UK, 
Spain (Tenerife & Rioja) and Italy (Perugia & Siena)
12:00 - 12:40 Juan Manuel Melgar Jiménez (Education Ministry
Jesus Manuel Hernandez, Concha Julián
and Rubén Barderas
(Spanish Embassy Education
Office in London, UK)

Magical moments: Let’s get MAGICIANs to assess
speaking skills
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch Break
13:40 - 14:10 Prof. Donatella Troncarelli (University for Foreigners
Siena, Italy) and Anna Cicogna (University for Foreigners
Perugia), Italy)
E-Learning in the foreign language classroom
14:10 - 14:40 Roma Schultz (Goethe-Institut London, UK)
eBooks and their LANGUAGE MAGIC – Combining all types
of skills, not just the 4 – Assessable? Really?
14:40 - 15:30 Karen Glaser (Leipzig University, Germany)
Workshop: Using TING materials in the Primary
English Classroom
15:30 - 16:00 Conference evaluation:
Sharing information about assessment, digital tools and
teaching at primary level in general
16:00 End of Conference