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Date: Mon, 16 May 1994 19:26:32 Immersion Conference
From: Anita Nuopponen <atnuwasa.fi>
Subject: Immersion Conference


SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON IMMERSION: TEACHING AND SECOND LANGUAGE
ACQUISITION

September, 28th - October, 1st 1994 Vasa/Vaasa, Finland

The Second European Conference on Immersion will be arranged in
Vasa/Vaasa, Finland from Wednesday the 28th of September to Saturday
the 1st of October 1994. The Conference is an activity of the
European Insitute of Immersion Teaching.

THE THEME OF THE CONFERENCE

The aim of the Conference is to provide a European forum for
discussion at which parents, immersion teachers and researchers can
meet, exchange views and discuss teaching methods and materials as
well as research results.

The focus at the Second European Conference on Immersion will be on
Teaching and Second Language Acquisition. Distinguished speakers from
Canada, Catalonia and Finland will address topics such as immersion
in Europe, language acquisition, teaching in immersion, teacher
training and many aspects of the evaluation of immersion programmes
in Canada, Catalonia and Finland. Invited lecturers include Professor
Andr` Obadia and Professor Jim Cummins from Canada, Professor Joaquim
Arnau and Dr Josep Maria Artigal from Barcelona as well as Professor
Christer Laur`n from Vaasa.

THE HOST OF THE CONFERENCE

The Conference is hosted by the European Institute of Immersion
Teaching. The Institute was formally established at the beginning of
1994 and has its headquarters in Barcelona. A secondary headquarter
is located at the Continuing Education Centre of the University of
Vaasa who is responsible for the arrangements at the Conference.

THE CONFERENCE VENUE

The bilingual town of Vasa/Vaasa on the western coast of Finland will
provide the setting for the Conference. As the capital town of the
Province of Vaasa, the town is the centre of an area servicing
approximately 445,000 inhabitants. Vaasa is situated about 450 km
north of Helsinki and has approximately 55,000 inhabitants.

Vaasa is easily accessible by rail connections and scheduled flights
from Helsinki, by scheduled flights from Stockholm and by ferry from
Ume} or Sundsvall in Sweden.

Vaasa was the first town in Finland to offer early total Swedish
immersion in 1987. Swedish immersion has since spread to almost a
dozen other towns in the country and by the autumn of 1994
approximately 1,000 pupils will be enrolled in Early Total Swedish
Immersion Programmes in Finland.

The Conference venue will be the recently opened Hotel Silveria,
within walking distance of the town centre. Hotel Silveria offers
modern con ference facilities and high-standard accommodation at a
reasonable price. The hotel also boasts a relaxing sauna department
and a renowned res taurant.

ACCOMMODATION

Provisional reservations of accomodation have been made for the Con
ference participants at the following hotels:

Hotel Silveria Ruutikellarintie 4, 65100 Vaasa

single FIM 270 double FIM 300

Hostel Tekla Palosaarentie 58, 65200 Vaasa A modest but tidy hotel
located approximately 5 kms from the Conference venue.

single FIM 182,50 double FIM 230

Hotel Royal Waasa Hovioikeudenpuistikko 18, 65100 Vaasa A large
hotel complex of international standard in the absolute centre of
Vaasa approximately 1,5 kms from the Conference venue.

single FIM 390 double FIM 450

All prices quoted are per room per night and include breakfast. Hotel
Silveria and Hostel Tekla also offer guest the daily use of fitness
room and sauna.

Accommodation should be reserved on the enclosed form.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

A social programme is being planned and will be announced later.

CALL FOR POSTERS

The main programme at the Conference will consist of lectures by
invited speakers, videos and discussions. However, participating
researchers and teachers are invited to contribute to the programme
by presenting their work at specially planned poster sessions. An
attempt will be made to publish selected posters after the
Conference. The maximum size of each poster will be 840 mm x 590 mm
(2 A3-sheets).

Proposed poster texts should be forwarded to the address below no
later than the 22nd of August 1994. Contributors who include their
telefax number or e-mail address will be notified of acceptance
before the 31st of August 1994.

PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE

The Second European Conference of Immersion: Teaching and Second
Language Acquisition is aimed at second language teachers,
researchers, administrators and parents around the world.

A fee of FIM 1500 will be charged for participation in the
Conference. The fee includes morning and afternoon coffee as well as
lunch every day of the Conference. Material distributed at the
Conference is also included in the fee.

The closing date for registration is the 31st of August 1994 by which
date registration forms and hotel reservations should be forwarded to
the address below.

European Institute of Immersion Teaching c/o University of Vaasa
P.O.Box 700 SF - 65101 VAASA phone +358-61-324 84 62 fax +358-61-312
25 21

More information about the Conference may be obtained from Ms Tina
Young at the address above.

SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON IMMERSION: TEACHING AND SECOND
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

Vasa/Vaasa, Finland September, 28th - October, 1st 1994

REGISTRATION FORM Please use a typewriter

Surname:_______________________________________
First name(s):____________________________________
Institution:______________________________________
Title:__________________________________________
Mailing Address:__________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________
E-mail address:___________________________________
Telephone number:________________________________
 Fax number:_____________________________________

o I would like to present my work at a poster session and
 include the proposed text for approval:

Title: ______________________________________________
______________________________________________
______________________________________________

Please return this form by the 31st of August, 1994 to

European Institute of Immersion Teaching c/o University of Vaasa
P.O.Box 700 SF-65101 Finland fax +358-61-312 2521



SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON IMMERSION: TEACHING AND SECOND LANGUAGE
ACQUISITION

September, 28th- October, 1st 1994 Vasa/Vaasa, Finland


ACCOMMODATION RESERVATION FORM

Please reserve the following accommodation for me:

 o double room

 o single room

at

o Hotel Silveria

o Hostel Tekla

o Hotel Royal Waasa

Accompanying persons: ___________________________

Date of arrival: ___________________________

Date of departure: ___________________________

Please return this form by the 31st of August 1994 to

European Institute of Immersion Teaching c/o University of Vaasa
P.O.Box 700 SF - 65101 VAASA, FINLAND fax +358-61-312 25 21


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Tina Young
Course Administrator
Continuing Education Centre
phone +358-61-3248 462
telefax +358-61-3122 521
e-mail tina.younguwasa.fi
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Anita Nuopponen E-mail: atnuwasa.fi
Department of Communication Studies Tel. +358-61-3248 372
Faculty of Humanities * University of Vaasa Fax: +358-61-3248 380
P.O.Box 700, SF-65101 VAASA, FINLAND
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