Saturday, January 25, 2014

[MLE] Webinar on January 27: Transition from Mother Tongue

Dear multilingual Education friends,

Next week on Monday the 27th there will be a webinar on "Using an Additional Language as the Medium of Instruction: Transition in Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education" The Webinar will be led by Dr Agatha van Ginkel who I happen to know as we both speak the same mother tongue: Dutch! Dr van Ginkel has a wide experience on as well the grassroot level as in national and international level projects. Highly recommended! Note in the below announcement that you need to sign up as the space is limited.


Thanks to Dhir Jingran for the tip.

Regards,

Karsten

_____________________ Webinar Announcement ___________________________  as


The Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Network invites you to a web-based seminar on language use in education:


Using an Additional Language as the Medium of Instruction: Transition in Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education
Join us for a Webinar on January 27
This webinar will explore best practices regarding the effective introduction of additional languages in mother tongue-based multilingual education. The presentation will explore the conditions and competencies necessary for learners and teachers to be successful in teaching and learning using an additional language. Often called "transition", we will look not at leaving one language behind in favor of another but at the introduction of a new language as the medium of instruction into a multilingual classroom. Additionally, the talk will provide recommendations for program planning and areas of further research.
Our presenter, Dr. Agatha van Ginkel, is a consultant for SIL International's Africa Area. Most of her career has centered on the areas of literacy and languages, and aspects of first, second, and foreign language acquisition. Recently, much of her attention has been focused on multilingual literacy in Africa. She has been involved in planning, monitoring, and evaluating mother tongue-based (multilingual) education programs in over 20 languages in Kenya, Ethiopia, Ghana and Nigeria.

Title:
Using an Additional Language as the Medium of Instruction: Transition in Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education
Date:
Monday, January 27, 2014
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM EST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/579630664


Stacey Maresco
Communications Coordinator for the MTB-MLE Network





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