October 10-11, 2019


Cologne / Germany



Bilingualism Workshop

5 Keynote Speakers

Call For Papers

We, as İstanbul Medeniyet University (İMU), Berlin Embassy Education Consultancy, Turkish Maarif Foundation and European VHS by the support Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities and Cyprus Ada Kent University would be honored to host the symposium called II. International Symposium of Bilingualism Studies and European Turks which will be held in Cologne (Germany) on October 10-11, 2019.

Since the thematic topic of congress is “50th Year of Turkish Course in Germanywithin the scope of the 50th anniversary of the Turkish course in Germany, studies on this topic will be given priority. Besides, the congress will also be open to the other studies on bilingualism and language education.

The official languages of the symposium are Turkish, German and English.

We would like to hold a congress which will be effective and influential for the participants and the coordinators.

We will be honored to host you in Cologne for the International Symposium of Bilingualism studies and European Turks.

Best Regards.

Organizing Committee



Key Dates

December 1, 2018 – Announcement of congress

August 15, 2019 August 22, 2019 – Deadline for paper submission

August 18, 2019 August 25, 2019 – Announcement of accepted papers

September 10, 2019 September 15, 2019 –Deadline for registration

September 20, 2019 – Announcement of congress program

October 10-11, 2019 – Congress

November 15, 2019 – Deadline for full papers

Conference Topıcs

In Germany, Turkish lessons started for the first time on November 3, 1969 in Gelsenkirchen with teachers charged from the Ministry of National Education Turkey. Therefore, main theme of the congress this year will be 50th Year of Turkish Course in Germany“ within the scope of the 50th anniversary of the Turkish course in Germany. Papers sent about this topic will be evaluated separately but the following topics will also be evaluated;

  • Bilingualism
  • Education of Bilingual Students
  • Development of Instructional Materials for Bilingual Students
  • Education Models for Bilingual Students
  • Educational Policies for Bilingual Studens
  • Problems of Bilingual Students on Both Languages
  • Cirriculums for Bilingual Students
  • Bilingualism and Cultural Problems
  • Education of Bilingual Students and Non-Govermental Organizations (NGOS)
  • Trends and New Tendencies on Education of Bilingual Students
  • Bilingualism Studies in Europe
  • Bilingualism Studies in the World
  • Academic Achievement of Bilingual Students in France
  • Bilingualism and Inclusion
  • Problems and Possible Solutions in the Education of the Bilinguals
  • Bilingualism and Sociolinguistic
  • Studies on the Future Perspectives in Bilingual Education
  • Condition of the Classroom Equipment in Teaching Language to Bilinguals

Keynote Speakers

Thorsten Roelcke

Prof. Dr.

Berlin Technical University - Germany Multilingual Professional Communication - Definition and Typology in the Case of Turkish and German Automobile Mechatronics

Belma Haznedar

Prof. Dr.

Boğaziçi University Department of Foreign Language Education - Turkey

Organızıng Board

Prof. Dr. İsmail GÜLEÇ – İstanbul Medeniyet University / Turkey

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bekir İNCE – İstanbul Medeniyet University / Turkey

Prof. Dr. Cemal YILDIZ – Berlin Educational Consultant / Germany

Prof. Dr. Belma HAZNEDAR – Boğaziçi University / Turkey

Ece SARISALTIK AYDIN – Turkish Maarif Foundation / Germany



Ress. Assist. Murat TOPAL – Sakarya University/ Turkey

Lect. Ezgi İNAL – İstanbul Aydın University / Turkey

Scıentıfıc Board

  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet Ali AKINCI – Rouen University/FRANCE
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa ÇAKIR– Munich Educational Consultant Munich/GERMANY
  • Prof. Dr. Murat DEMİRKAN– Paris Educational Consultant Paris/FRANCE
  • Prof. Dr. Mustafa S. KAÇALİN – Turkish Language Society/TURKEY
  • Prof. Dr. Abdurrahman GÜZEL – Başkent University/TURKEY
  • Prof. Dr. Nazım İBRAHİM – Metodiy University/MACEDONIA
  • Prof. Dr. Mirjana TEODOSIJEVIĆ – Turkish Language, Literature and Culture in University of Belgrade / SERBIA
  • Prof. Dr. Firdevs KARAHAN – Sakarya University/TURKEY
  • Prof. Dr. Marie-Françoise MELMOUX-MONTAUBIN – Université de Picardie/FRANCE
  • Prof. Dr. Suat UNGAN  –  Karadeniz Technical University/TURKEY
  • Prof. Dr. Cemal YILDIZ – Berlin Educational Consultant Berlin/GERMANY
  • Prof. Dr. Mehmet CANBULAT – Akdeniz University/TURKEY
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alpaslan OKUR – Sakarya University/TURKEY
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nezir TEMUR – Gazi University/TURKEY
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sofia DELIJORGJI – University of Tirana/ALBANIA
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adriatik DERJAJ – University of Tirana/ALBANIA
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alban FOÇI – University of Tirana/ALBANIA
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Monika HASANI – University of Durres/ALBANIA
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mustafa KURT – Gazi University/TURKEY
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. İbrahim GÜLTEKİN – Turkish Maarif Foundation/TURKEY
  • Dr. Mehmet Yalçın YILMAZ – İstanbul University/TURKEY


Paper that have single author Paper that have two author Paper that have three author or more
Poster or Paper Presentation 100€ 150€ 200€
Listener 50€
Virtual Presentation 75€
  • Registration fee should be paid for each submitted paper.
  • The registration fee should be paid by considering the number of authors in the paper even if all authors do not attend the congress.
  • The number of authors will not be considered in virtual presentations’ registration fee. However, the amount of virtual presentation is limited to 20.
  • Registration fee includes congress equitment (certification, bag, etc.), congress treats, publication.
  • Payment details will be announced.
  • There is no refund of the registration fee, please do not forget to add the transfer cost to the payment amount.
  • Researchers are required to submit the abstracts of the studies they have carried / will have carried out on the aforementioned topics in accordance with the calendar of the congress. (Deadline for the submission of the abstracts:  August, 15, 2019; Deadline for the registration : September, 10, 2019).
  • The abstracts submitted will be sent to the referees who will be designated by scientific committee. The approach adopted for the refereeing process is “the double-blind peer-review application”.
  • The abstracts will be evaluated via the paper evaluation form prepared on the scale of 100 and the papers which get less than 50 points will be rejected.


The duration for the presentation for individual or the joint papers is 20 minutes’, the duration for the discussion is 10 minutes’. The abstract should not be over 400-500 words and should include the topic, research question the techniques in addition with the samples and the bibliography.


They are means of exchanging of data on the completed research results. The time and place for these presentations will be determined by the organizational committee.

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  • If the full text of the proceedings presented at the congress is delivered until 15 November 2019, we will have the opportunity to publish in two ways:

    1. Article in the issue of the Turkophone Journal,
    2. Multi authored international book section that will be published Peter Lang.
    3. Full-Text Proceedings Books that will be published Medeniyet Publishing.

    The Congress Abstracts Book will also be published online.


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Event Locatıon

Maarif Europe gGmbH

Oppenheimstr. 7,

Cologne, Germany

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Registration has extended until 15th of October, 2019.