Study day dedicated to intercomprehension between non-related languages


Well-beIntercomprension University of Florence & Online EUniWell-Event

The event will present the project “Well-beIntercomprehension”, one of the projects selected within the framework of the second EUniWell Seed Funding Call in 2021, and its concluding symposium focused on the intercomprehension between languages of different families.

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From 10:15 CEST / 09:15 BST to 17:30 CEST / 16:30 BST.

Session 1: The project WELL-BE INTERCOMPREHENSION   
Chairman: Jessica Thonn    

  • 10:15 (CEST) Pablo Fernández Domínguez (University of Bologna) and Monica Molina Aragones (University of Florence): Well-beIntercomprehension in detail - discover the platform (CA-ES-IT)    
  • 10:45 (CEST) Annette Zieroth (Nantes Université): Create intercomprehensive videos (DE-FR)
  • 11:15 (CEST) Coffee break
  • 11:45 (CEST) Éva Edes (Semmelweiss University, Budapest), Intercomprehension in the medical field (FR-ES)
  • 12:15 (CEST) Erik Hemming (Högskolan på Åland, Finland): Scandinavian Intercomprehension (EN-SE)
  • 12:45 (CEST) Discussion  
  • 13:00 (CEST) Lunch


Session 2: IC between languages of different families   
Chairman: Petra Brunnhuber

  • 14:30 (CEST) Marie-Christine Jamet (Ca' Foscari University of Venice): Panorama of the European linguistic policy: perspectives for intercompréhension (FR-IT)
  • 15:00 (CEST) Erika Hilde Frisan (University of Verona): Latin in the didactics of intercomprehension - Ideas and reflections (DE-IT)
  • 15:30 (CEST) Christina Reissner (Universität des Saarlandes): Intercomprehension beyond the language families: the German and Roman families (FR-DE)
  • 16:00 (CEST) Coffee break
  • 16:30 (CEST) Charlotte Gooskens (Universiteit Groningen): Mutual intelligibility between closely related languages in Europe (NL-EN)
  • 17:00 (CEST) Sandra Garbarino (University of Turin - Université Lyon II, member of the CA of APICAD): New COIL (Collaborative online international Learning) scenarios in intercomprehension: from IOTT to UNITA (FR-IT)
  • 17:30 (CEST) Table ronde: Discussion and conclusion with Hugues Sheeren, Sandra Garbarino, Petra Brunnhuber, Alexandra Bakó, Erik Hemming, Jette Petersen and Christina Reissner


Further information

The event is free of charge and can be followed via live stream. Please register in advance to receive the link to the event.

Students of the University of Florence can attend the event in person: Università di Firenze, Aula Magna del Rettorato, Piazza San Marco 4


Hugues Sheeren hugues.sheeren[at]
Jessica Thonn jessica.thonn[at]