Hamburg International Summer School: Language Diversity – Education & Social Participation

July 5–30, 2021

Online (organized by Hamburg University, Germany)



The Hamburg University is offering an international summer school on linguistic diversity. The summer school will be held online in cooperation with fudan Univeristy an MacQuarie University.

Linguistic (as well as cultural and social) diversity are basic characteristics of today's societies. Their causes include, among others, increasing migration, globalisation, new technical possibilities of communication, and interactions across traditional borders. Using three nations with significant migration – Australia, China and Germany - as examples, we will explore how increasing diversity affects education and social participation, and what policies and discourses have been developed in response to linguistic diversity. Despite their different socio-political traditions in dealing with migration, the challenges and responses to linguistic diversity in the three countries share many similarities. Central among these is that linguistic diversity continues to be a central factor in social exclusion in the three countries.

All Summer School programs include our supplementary program, focusing on German culture and history.