Tuesday, July 19, 2011

[MLE] 9th International Language and Development Conference, Sri Lanka, Oct 2011

Dear MLE Friends,

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
Abstracts can still be submitted. For more information see below and also visit their website: http://www.languageandsocialcohesion.org/

Thanks to Ramesh Mandal for the tip.
Regards,

Karsten


Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.

SIL, South Asia Group

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9th International Language and Development Conference
LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL COHESION
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
  • Language policy
  • Language and identity
  • Language and economic development
  • Language and education
  • Language and the arts

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.
Key Dates:
29th July 2011
Closing Date for Submission of Proposals.
19 August
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 2011
Letters of invitation and visa approvals sent to international delegates
17–19 October
CONFERENCE DATES
 
Please visit http://www.languageandsocialcohesion.org/ for detailed information.

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