The ECER 2017 in Copenhagen was the fourth year of the Network for Language and Education. All 13 ECER timeslots had at least one session of network 31. During 5 slots there were two paralell sessions and during one slot there were three paralell sessions. The average number of presenters in each session was 3 and the average number of participants in the sessions was between 15 and 25.
The network received the following submissions: 54 papers (4 withdrawn), 1 poster, 4 symposia, 1 round table and 1 research workshop, making a total of 64 submissions. Of these, 59 contributions were accepted and presented.
In general, reviewers found the quality of this year's submissions higher than in the previous years. In cases of large discrepancy between the reviews in their assessment, one of the networks convenors performed a third review and engaged in a dialogue with the reviewers.
The network meeting had a total of 42 participants and enjoyed great responsiveness. Several activities were planned and the ECER 2017 was discussed. The number of reviewers and supporters also increased.
The Network organized one joint session with Network 27 ( International Comparisons Of CLIL Teachers’ Actions and Needs).
Overall the quality of presentations was found to be better than in the previous years. Most sessions were well attended and there were fruitful discussions during the sessions.
Some indiviudal paper sessions were a posteriori combined into symposia with a discussant from the network. This was welcomed by all presenters in these sessions and will be continued in the upcoming ECER.
The joint session with Network 27 was truly collaborative and inspired the cooperation on further common activities.
Ties with network 7 were established in order to develop a joint session for the upcoming year.