Competitive Advantage for Global Employability CFP

International Conference 2017: 

 Intercultural Communicative Competence – A Competitive Advantage for Global Employability (ICCAGE)

MIAS School of Business & Interdisciplinary Studies, Czech Technical University in Prague, 22-23 June 2017, Prague, Czech Republic.

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2017

In the highly competitive environment of the globalised world, higher education necessarily faces ever-present challenges such as linguistic and extra-linguistic communication barriers, cultural stereotyping, cross-cultural prejudices, identity conflicts and/or L2 deficiency, which compound the lack of skills to interact successfully. The acquisition of intercultural communicative competence becomes a key professional skill and a primary success factor for university educators, graduates, and researchers in the field, as well as business professionals, international employers, or HR specialists.


Addressing these concerns, the ICCAGE conference will contribute to the on-going debate on intercultural language/communicative skills, and various innovative teaching and training approaches to ICC including global mobility, intercultural mediation and telecollaboration, and in and out-of classroom methodologies.


The conference will offer an opportunity to share/present experience, develop interdisciplinary networks, and foster cooperation by sharing knowledge and best practices essential for further development and innovation.


We look forward to receiving proposals (150 – 200 words) for full-length papers (20 minutes) or posters on related topics, including but not restricted to:


  • Perspectives on intercultural language learning/teaching
  • Current theories of language and intercultural communication
  • ICC best practice & innovative ICC contents
  • Telecollaborative practice and trans-national mobility research


For more details please visit the conference webpage


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Robert O’Dowd, Associate Professor, teacher-trainer of English as a Foreign Language, the University of León, Spain

Margarida Morgado, Coordinating Professor of English Cultural Studies at the Higher Education College for Education, Castelo Branco Polytechnic Institute, Portugal

Melinda Dooly, teacher trainer and researcher, Department of Language Teaching Methodology, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

Mirjam Hauck, Senior lecturer at the Department of Languages at the Open University, United Kingdom


Registration Fee:

The conference is free for all registered participants thanks to the funding by the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme No 2015-1-CZ01-KA203-013992.


Selected conference papers will be included in a reviewed post-conference publication.


Pleases submit your proposals (150-200 words) by 28 February 2017 via the conference webpage or directly by e-mail

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