International Conference on Community/Heritage Language Education – The University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work International Conference on Community/Heritage Language Education – The University of Sydney School of Education and Social Work

International Conference on Community/Heritage Language Education

International Conference on Community/Heritage Language Education

Sydney Institute of Community Languages Education
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The University of Sydney

This free 3-day conference featuring international guest speakers, renowned Australian researchers and experienced classroom practitioners will explore community/heritage language education and its key role in maintaining and developing intergenerational linguistic and cultural understandings. The conference will bring together researchers, school leaders, teachers, community members, parents and students.

Featured speakers

Joseph Lo Bianco is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Executive of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia.

Maria Carreira is a professor at the University of California. She is also co-director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center. Her research focuses on heritage languages, particularly Spanish in the US as well as the less commonly taught languages. Her recent work focuses on identity, resilience, and heritage language development and maintenance. She is also chair of the SAT Spanish Committee, and Associate Editor of Hispania.

Vicky Macleroy is a Reader in Education and Head of the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning at Goldsmiths, University of London. Vicky teaches on undergraduate, PGCE English and PGCE Media with English, MA and MPhil/PhD including joint programs across Educational Studies and English and Comparative Literature departments.

Mahmoud Al-Batal is Professor of Arabic at the American University in Beirut. He holds a BA in Arabic Language and Literature from the Lebanese University in Beirut, and an MA and PhD in Arabic Linguistics from the University of Michigan in the US.

Angela Scarino is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and Director of the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at the University of South Australia. Her research expertise is in languages education in linguistically and culturally diverse societies, second-language learning and curriculum design, learning-oriented assessment, intercultural language learning and second-language teacher education. She is Chair of the Multicultural Education Committee, which advises the Minister for Education in South Australia.

Chun Lai is Associate Professor, Teacher Education and Learning Leadership at the University of Hong Kong. Her areas of expertise include self-directed language learning beyond classroom; technology and second/foreign-language learning; second-language pedagogy and language-teacher education.

Call for papers and presentations

The conference will be organised in two strands. Strand 1 will focus on the latest research into community/heritage languages education. Strand 2 other will focus on effective classroom practice.

We welcome papers, symposia and posters on:

  • maintenance and revitalisation
  • intergenerational transmission
  • community languages at early childhood/ primary/ elementary, secondary and/or tertiary levels
  • heritage/ complementary/ community languages schools
  • Indigenous/ minority languages
  • languages and identities
  • languages policies and planning
  • languages assessment
  • attitudes to community languages
  • media representations
  • other related topics.
Submission guidelines

Paper/poster

  • Abstract 250–300 words in Word (as a single .doc or .docx file)
  • Times New Roman 12 point font
  • References should be in 10 point font (not included in word count)

Review criteria

Each abstract will receive a general overall evaluation. The program committee will also consider the degree to which each type of abstract meets the specific criteria below.

Strand 1: Research Strand 2: Classroom Practice
  • addresses research issue clearly
  • outlines the data being analysed and related methodology
  • demonstrates a clear theoretical and/or practical contribution to the field
  • outlines the data being analysed and related methodology
  • is of potential interest to audience.
  • addresses practical issue clearly
  • outlines the context of project/intervention
  • demonstrates a clear practical contribution to the field
  • provides clear evidence in terms of outcome and impact
  • is of significance for teachers and learners.

Symposia

  • Symposia will be scheduled in special sessions of the conference program
  • The symposium proposer should identify a convenor/chair and discussant
  • Overview of the symposium (300 words), statement indicating the relevance of the theme/issue in accordance with the selection criteria (200 words)
  • individual abstracts for each paper (250 – 300 words each)
  • If proposal is unsuccessful as a featured symposium, papers will be reviewed separately.

All submission proposals – paper, poster or symposium –  should be emailed to sicle.seminars@sydney.edu.au by Thursday, July 1, 2021.

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Hourly Schedule

November 11

5 - 8pm
Opening
Welcome to Country, Keynote address, Introduction to the conference

November 12

10am - 4pm
Conference symposia and workshops
Participants will choose from a range of alternative workshops and symposia specially selected from proposals submitted to the conference organising committee.

November 13

10am - 4pm
Conference symposia and workshops
Participants will choose from a range of alternative workshops and symposia specially selected from proposals submitted to the conference organising committee.

Date

Nov 11 - 13

Cost

This conference is free to participants; it is being fully subsidised by Sydney Institute of Community Languages Education and Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre.
Education Building A35

Location

Education Building A35
Manning Rd, The University of Sydney
SICLE Seminars, Room 328 Education Building A35, The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Organizer

SICLE Seminars, Room 328 Education Building A35, The University of Sydney NSW 2006
Phone
+61 2 8627 9073
Email
sicle.seminars@sydney.edu.au
Website
https://sydney.edu.au/arts/our-research/centres-institutes-and-groups/sydney-institute-community-languages-education.html

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