The upcoming international language development conference on Language and Social Cohesion is hosted by Sri Lanka. It has a special track on Education.
The sub-themes under Education are:
- Social integration through language curricula and teaching materials
- Education, language and social inequality
- Bi lingual and multilingual teaching including practical approaches
- Language as a subject in the curriculum vs. language as the medium of instruction
- Innovation in language teaching and teacher training
Thanks to Ramesh Mandal for the tip.
Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.
SIL, South Asia Group
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9th International Language and Development Conference
17 - 19 October 2011, Hotel Galadari, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The 9th International Language and Development conference on Language and Social Cohesion which will be held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17 - 19 October 2011.
The conference provides a forum for discussing learning and innovation in the area of language and social cohesion and will build towards a collective outcome in a participatory way. As well as key note addresses, there will be parallel sessions, cross-cultural performance art events, and panel discussions. A publication of selected conference papers will be published after the conference. The programme will be designed so that special interest groups can follow a single theme over the three days while others can sample across several themes.
Language and social cohesion will be explored through the themes of
Education sub themes:
· Social integration through language curricula and teaching materials
· Education, language and social inequality
· Bi lingual and multilingual teaching including practical approaches
· Language as a subject in the curriculum vs. language as the medium of instruction
· Innovation in language teaching and teacher training
The conference is organised and hosted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Sri Lanka; British Council, Sri Lanka; Ministry of National Languages and Social Integration, Sri Lanka; Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.
29th July 2011
Closing Date for Submission of Proposals.
Notice of Acceptance of Proposals.
26 August 2011
Deadline for registration - International delegates
16 September 2011
Deadline for registration - Delegates living in Sri Lanka
30 September 201117–19 October
Letters of invitation and visa approvals sent to international delegates