[MLE] Workshop on bridging between languages; Thailand, March 2012

Dear MLE friends,

A good transition from the local language to the dominant language is crucial for a good MLE programme. Below is given your chance to learn more about it and plan for a good transition process.


Karsten van Riezen
Education Consultant, SIL Int.

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Workshop on bridging between languages in mother tongue-based multilingual education programs

Bangkok, Thailand
19-30 March 2012
The 2012 Bridging Workshop—5th in a series of MTB MLE workshops over the last 6 years—will be held in Bangkok Thailand from 19-30 March 2012.
This intensive 2 week workshop will focus primarily on the process for helping learners build a language and learning "bridge" between their mother tongue (L1) and the official language (L2) in strong MTB MLE programs.  By the end of the workshop, participants should have made a good beginning in planning the bridging process and a good plan for developing the teaching and learning materials for their programs.
Preliminary information:
Dates:  19-30 March 2012 (2 week intensive)
Location:  Mahidol University-Salaya, Bangkok Thailand
Tuition / Course fee:  Between USD150-200, depending on the number of participants
Accommodation for the time in Bangkok: 
Shared room (2 people) for 14 days:  USD140-186
Single room (1 person) for 14 days:    USD180
 Visas:  Mahidol University will issue invitation letters for visas if requested.
Important note:  We have found in the past that it is best to have at least 2 people from each country / program so they can work together in planning. 
For now, please contact me (Susan_Malone@sil.org) for additional information and on-going contact addresses.  And please feel free to share this information with others who might be interested.