Wednesday, August 25, 2010

[MLE]: Pre-registration for International Conference on Language, Education and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), 9-11 November

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Dear MLE friends,

Attached is more info about the registration for the the November Bangkok Conference on the millennium goals in relation to language and education. Some explanation is below.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

[MLE] Professor Prasanna Sree has designed the script for 10 tribal languages


Dear MLE friends,

Ten more scripts in India! All designed by Professor Prasanna Sree, senior professor, Department of English, Andhra University. See newspaper item copied below or click this link: http://www.hindu.com/2010/07/24/stories/2010072456772000.htm

I am not sure it will be of real help and meeting a need, but it is for sure an interesting initiative. Unlike as in e.g. Europe in India script and language are strongly related. Many do not perceive their language as a proper "language" if it does not have a distinct script. However from a pedagogical viewpoint a separate script is a headage as for the learning children.  The transition from the local language to the language of wider communication will be hampered.

[MLE] October MLE course at Chiang Mai


Dear MLE friends,
 
Did I already inform you about the MLE certificate Course in October (11 October to 5 November) offered in Thailand?    I just got some updated information. See details below.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

[MLE] Website launched of the Intl. Conference on Language, Education and MDGs, 9-11 Nov 2010, Bangkok THAILAND



Dear MLE friends,


Via this list you have heard before about the  Intl. Conference on Language, Education and MDGs, 9-11 Nov 2010, Bangkok THAILAND. There is now a good website with all needed information.




Monday, June 7, 2010

[MLE] Bangkok MLE WG Monthly Bulletin - June 2010

Dear MLE friends,

There is quite a bit happening regarding MLE in Asia and other countries. Attached is a newsletter from the Asia Multilingual Education Working Group with several enytries including a few from India. If you would like to receive regular updates directly from the Bangkok MLE WG, please write to rm.gesuden@unesco.org

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

[MLE] E-book from Dr Tove Skutnabb-Kangas



Dear MLE friends,


Dr Tove Skutnabb-Kangas was one of the main speakers at the MLE-JNU conference in Delhi a couple of years ago. Her new book "Indigenous Children's Education as Linguistic Genocide and a Crime Against Humanity? A Global View" has now been published, and is available free of charge as an e-book. You can read it at http://www.e-pages.dk/grusweb/55/

Saturday, May 1, 2010

[MLE] Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity + Funding Opportunities


Dear MLE friends,


Some of you have asked for funding opportunities for your language related project. You might want to check out this website of the Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity. It gives an overview of potential donors and includes some general advice on applying for grants.
http://www.rnld.org/node/76 (Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity)