The third Kari Sajavaara memorial lecture – Professor Angela Creese

Angela Creese (University of Birmingham) will give the third Kari Sajavaara memorial lecture on Teaching the ‘target’ language: questions of competence, legitimacy and proficiency in the community language classroom at the University of Jyväskylä.

The lecture will take place on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 12 PM at the University of Jyväskylä, Hall S212 in the Seminarium building.

Angela Creese is Professor of Educational Linguistics at the School of Education, University of Birmingham.  Her research and teaching combine anthropology, linguistics and education. She uses ethnography to investigate ideologies and interactions in educational and other social settings. She is a co-author of Multilingualism: A Critical Perspective (Continuum, 2010) with Adrian Blackledge.  She is a co-editor of a recently published collection Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism (2012) with Marilyn Martin-Jones and Adrian Blackledge. The abstract of Professor Creece’s lecture will be available on the Kieliverkosto site.

In the occasion, the Professor Kari Sajavaara Fund will give away an award for a scientifically meritorious and socially significant doctoral thesis and an award for work done in the field.

Professor Kari Sajavaara (1938‒2006) was a versatile and active researcher and actor in the field of applied language studies and language education policies. After a long career at the Department of English, University of Jyväskylä, he became professor and director at the Centre for Applied Language Studies, from where he retired in 2003. Sajavaara was also an active international networker and the co-founder of the European Language Council. Kari Sajavaara was Vice-Rector of the University of Jyväskylä in 1982‒1991 and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities in 1996‒2002.

The lecture is organized by the Finnish Network for Language Education Policies and the Centre for Applied Language Studies.

Coffee/tea will be served. Welcome!

For the coffee service, please notify us of your attendance by email to by 13.1.2013.

Further information:

Teija Kangasvieri
Research coordinator
Network for Language Education Policies
+358 40 8053 017