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Thu Mar 06 2008

Confs: Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, General Ling/UK

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Message 1: Integration and Achievement in a Multilingual Europe
Date: 06-Mar-2008
From: Conteh Jean <j.contehleeds.ac.uk>
Subject: Integration and Achievement in a Multilingual Europe
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Integration and Achievement in a Multilingual Europe
Short Title: MLE

Date: 18-Jun-2008 - 19-Jun-2008
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Contact: Catherine Haworth
Contact Email: c.m.haworthleeds.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Integration and Achievement in a Multilingual Europe:
Languages for Learning and Life

18-19 June 2008
University of Leeds, UK
Keynote speakers will include:
Professor Christine Helot, University of Strasbourg
Professor Eve Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London

Conference chairs
Dr. Jean Conteh, University of Leeds
Dr. Charmian Kenner, Goldsmiths, University of London

The seminar aims to provide a forum where researchers, policymakers and
practitioners can come together to discuss how discourses of integration
interact with linguistic and cultural practices in multilingual communities and
schools in different European countries. Delegates will participate in workshops
and working groups to develop the research agenda and possible research projects.

Integration and Achievement in a Multilingual Europe:
Languages for Learning and Life

18-19 June 2008
University of Leeds, UK
Keynote speakers will include:
Professor Christine Helot, University of Strasbourg
Professor Eve Gregory, Goldsmiths, University of London

Conference chairs
Dr. Jean Conteh, University of Leeds
Dr. Charmian Kenner, Goldsmiths, University of London

Aims of the seminar:

To provide a forum where researchers, policymakers and practitioners can come
together to discuss how discourses of integration interact with linguistic and
cultural practices in multilingual communities and schools in different European
countries.

To identify policies and practices that foster educational achievement for
children from minority backgrounds.

To develop positive research relationships with researchers in UK and the wider
European community.

We will be considering these questions:

What kinds of teacher training programmes enhance understanding of multilingual
identities and language development?

What kinds of intercultural curricula help develop multilingual identities?

How can bilingual learning be used to access the curriculum?

How can research into bilingual learning be effectively used to inform policy
and practice in specific educational contexts?

As well as several invited presentations, the seminar programme will include a
number of workshop and working group sessions


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