MLE related Courses & Events

There are a number of MLE-related training events that  are offered. This is an attempt to compile them so that those who want to learn more know what the options are.

  1. 10-day course, Guwahati University, Guwahati, India

Course dates:

November 7-18, 2022, Guwahati University


Guwahati University , Assam, India

Course Coordinators:

Nancy Horo, Troy Bailey

Course Leader:

Prof Dr Jyotiprakash Tamuli


  1. Introduction to First Language based Multilingual Education L1 Online MLE Course. 

Course dates:

August 4, 2022 – October 6, 2022


LEAD Asia  Pacific

Course Coordinators:

Philina Ng

Course Leader:

Philina Ng


  1. MA MLE related courses

Degree courses at MA level and up are offered in Thailand (Payap), Australia (SIL Australia), England (Moorland) the US (Dallas International University) and Canada (Canadian Institute of Linguistics. Increasingly courses are also offered on line. Details on these courses can be found here

  1. Three-day, MLE-related conference, multiple agencies, Bangkok, Thailand

Every few years a large MLE conference is organised in Bangkok. The most recent conference was in 2019. It was hosted by UNESCO, UNICEF, SEAMEO, Mahidol University, SIL International and Save the Children. This 6th Multilingual Education Conference was combined with the 13th Language and Development Conference (LDC) and addressed the important issues of language, human mobility, multilingual education and development. See here for more details:

The next conference will likely be in late 2023. Watch the UNESCO Bangkok website for details.

Older MLE related Conferences held in India


Conference theme




Conference on Home Language

Prof Udaya Narayana Singh  

Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)


National Conference on Tribal Education with Special Focus on Multilingual Education 

Dr Mahendra Mishra

Orissa Primary Education Programme Authority (OPEPA) and UNICEF


Symposium cum Workshop on MTB-MLE

Prof. Dr. Jyoti Prakash Tamuli

Guwahati University / SCERT


International Consultative Meet on Multilingual Education

Dr Rajesh Sachdeva

UNICEF, UNESCO, and Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)


Whither MLE?

Prof Ajit Mohanty and  Prof Minati Panda

Jawaharlal Nehru University