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Poliglotti4.eu Expert Seminar on Early Language Learning

Hosted by MERCATOR, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, Fryslân, The Netherlands

9-10 February, 2012

 

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Preliminary Conference Schedule

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Preliminary Conference Schedule

Wednesday February 8 

Time

Activity

18.00 – 20.00

Welcoming reception; 
registration, coffee & tea, snack 

 

Thursday February 9 

Time

Activity

Topic

Morning program
08.30 – 12.15

08.30 – 09.00

Registration, coffee & tea

 

09.00 – 09.15

Welcome/Opening by Reinier Salverda, Director Fryske Akademy & Cor van der Meer, Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres

 

09.15 – 09.45

Speaker 1: Prof. Bessie Dendrinos, Director of the Research Centre for English Language Teaching, Testing and Assessment at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece). ‘Making the shift from monolingual to multilingual ELL teaching & testing’

ELL Policy

09.45 – 10.15

Speaker 2: Cornelia Nath, M.A. Ostfriesische Landschaft – Low German Office. ‘Lobbying for Early Language Learning and multilingual awareness in East Frisia’

ELL Policy

10.15 – 10.45  

Coffee & tea

 

10.45 – 11.15

Speaker 3: Drs. Mirjam Blumenthal, Netherlands. Koninklijke Kentalis (the Netherlands). ‘Bilingualism in children with a disability: a hidden reality’ 

Parents & ELL

11.15 – 11.45

Speaker 4: Prof. Traute Taeschner. University of Rome "Sapienza" (Italy). ‘How to become bilingual from birth in a monolingual family’ 

Parents & ELL

11.45 – 12.15

Speaker 5: Dr. Maaike Verrips. De Taalstudio (the Netherlands). “What do multilingual families need?” 

Parents & ELL

12.15 - 13.30

Lunch

Afternoon program
13.30 – 17.00

13.30 – 14.30

Roundtable discussion 1: Early Language Learning Policy
Facilitator: Seán Ó Riain. European Esperanto Union (EEU). 
Secretary: Tjallien Kalsbeek. Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning/Fryske Akademy. 

ELL Policy

14.30 – 15.30

Roundtable discussion 2: Parents and Early Language Learning 
Facilitator: Beate Widlok. Goethe-Institut München
Secretary: Anna Verkade. Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning/Fryske Akademy.

Parents & ELL

15.30 – 16.00

Coffee & Tea

 

16.00 – 16.30

Speaker 6: Prof. Dr. Hristo Kyuchukov. Free University of Berlin (Germany). ‘Acquisition of Romani in bilingual context’

 

16.30 – 17.00

Speaker 7: ???

 

18.00 - ….

Conference dinner at the restaurant ‘The Koperen Tuin’

 

 

Friday February 10 

Time

Activity

Topic

Morning program
08.30 – 12.30

08.30 – 09.00 

Registration, coffee & tea

 

09.00 – 09.30

Speaker 1: Eowyn Crisfield, M.A. Crisfield Educational Consulting. Teacher-education for bilingualism

Teacher competences and Training

09.30 – 10.00

Speaker 2: Dr. Evdokia Karavas. Department of Language and Linguistics, Faculty of English Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. ‘Introducing English in the first grades of Greek primary schools: The teachers’ response and their emerging training needs’ 

Teacher competences and Training

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee & tea

 

10.30 – 11.00

Speaker 3: Eibhlín Mhic Aoidh. St Mary’s University College in Belfast (Northern Ireland). ‘Irish-medium Early Years Education in the north of Ireland’ 

Best practices & 
teaching materials for ELL

11.00 – 11.30

Speaker 4: Prof. Jarmo Lainio. Sweden site Departmant of Baltic Languages, Finnish and German, Stockholm University (Sweden). 
‘In the air and on the ground - Early Language Learning in a Swedish minority language context’ 

Best practices & 
teaching materials for ELL

11.30 – 12.00

Speaker 5: Prof. Benthe Kolberg Jansson & Prof. Hilde Traavik. Østfold University College/Bergen University College (Norway). ‘Early Start with writing both forms of Written Norwegian’

Best practices & 
teaching materials for ELL

12.00 – 12.30

Speaker 6: Idske Bangma, MSc. Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning/Fryske Akademy. ‘MELT project (Multilingual Early Language Transmission)’  

Best practices & 
teaching materials for ELL

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

 

Afternoon program
13.30 – 15.30

13.30 – 14.30

Roundtable discussion 1: Teacher competences and Training
Facilitator: Dr. Evdokia Karavas. Department of Language and Linguistics, Faculty of English Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Secretary: …………………….. 

Teacher competences and Training

14.30 – 15.15

Roundtable discussion 2: Best practices & teaching materials for Early Language Learning
Facilitator: Cor van der Meer. Mercator European Network of Language Diversity Centres
Secretary: Idske Bangma. Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning/Fryske Akademy. 

Best practices & 
teaching materials for ELL

15.15 – 15.30

Closing conference