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Expert seminar on "Cultural Education and Civil Society: How can Languages contribute?"

26 – 27 May 2011, Leeuwarden, Fryslân, The Netherlands

 

General information

 

Notes Expert Seminar 2011

Presentations

This is the fifth Expert seminar organised jointly by the Basque Ministry of Education and the Mercator Research Centre as a part of the multi-annual Added Value Project. The theme and central focus of this year's seminar is: “Cultural Education and Civil Society: How can Languages contribute?”

Sub themes are:

  • Intercultural education as an instrument for sustainable linguistic diversity and strengthening social cohesion
  • Immigrants and expectations – assimilation or maintenance
  • Linguistic identity – a vitally important anchor in a globalising world
  • Health care – an area crucial to language maintenance
  • Cultural awareness and the role of social media
  • Inter-generational transmission of languages – the role of formal and non-formal education.
  • CLIL and lesser-used languages – language fulfilling real communicative needs.


The Added Value Project is a  comparative study of the Basque Autonomous Community and the province of Fryslân. It aims at:

1)      analyzing bilingualism and multilingualism as a resource for the individual and society
2)      analyzing bilingualism and multilingualism as a resource at school

 
Participation

Besides the invited speakers there is a limited possibility for extra participants and speakers. If you are interested please let us know by e-mail, including the following details: Full name and title; Academic or professional affiliation; Email address; (optional) Title of the presentation.