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

This event will be held entirely online

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

This 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.

The entire Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) can be downloaded by clicking on the following link or copying it into your browser:

https://www.sydney.edu.au/content/dam/corporate/documents/faculty-of-arts-and-social-sciences/research/research-centres-institutes-groups/sicle/conference-program.pdf

Accessibility

All conference sessions in English will be live captioned and all sessions will be recorded and available to delegates after the conference. We are committed to making the conference accessible. If you are a user of Auslan please contact conference organisers and we will arrange Auslan interpreters for the sessions you want to attend.

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.

Ingrid Piller is Distinguished Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney. She is an applied sociolinguist with research expertise in intercultural communication, language learning, multilingualism and bilingual education.

Angela Scarino is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and Director of the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures, University of South Australia. She has research expertise is in languages education in linguistically and culturally diverse societies; second-language learning and assessment within an intercultural orientation and second-language teacher education.

Conference content

This conference explores community/heritage language education worldwide and its key role as  a complementary sector for languages provision. The conference will be organised in two strands. Strand 1 will focus on the latest research into community/heritage languages education. Strand 2 will focus on effective classroom practice. Research and Classroom Practice sessions will explore:

Strand 1: Research Strand 2: Classroom Practice
  • Effective CL pedagogies
  • Engaging parents and community
  • Shifting to online teaching
  • Language maintenance and attrition
  • Assessing/Accrediting achievement
  • Teacher professional learning
  • Student reflection and feedback
  • Effective use of ICT tools
  • Language specific issues
  • Managing schools, supporting teachers

 

Symposia will be scheduled in special sessions of the conference program

A hour-by-hour program is published below.

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Hourly Schedule

November 11

5 - 5.30pm
Conference launch
Opening remarks and SICLE showcase
5.30 - 6pm
Panel discussion
How can we value languages education in Australia?

Panel members include:

  • Professor Joe Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Pasi Sahlberg, Gonski Institute of Education, UNSW
  • Professor Ingrid Piller, Macquarie University
  • Associate Professor Angela Scarino, University of South Australia.
6 - 6.15pm
Conference opening address
Pasi Sahlberg, Professor of Education Policy, UNSW
6.15 - 6.45pm
Workshop session 1
Choice of eight workshops [download Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) for details.]
6.50 - 7.20
Workshop session 2
Choice of eight workshops [download Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) for details.]

November 12

10 - 10.10am
Day 2 Welcome
Stefan Romaniw OAM, Executive Director Community Languages Australia
10.10 - 11am
Keynote Address 1
Professor Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne
11.15 - 11.50am
Workshop session 3
Choice of eight workshops [download Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) for details.]
11.50am - 12.20pmpm
Workshop session 4
Choice of eight workshops [download Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) for details.]
12.30 - 1pm
Language specific networking sessions
1 - 1.40pm
Lunch
1.45 - 2.15pm
Workshop session 5
Choice of eight workshops [download Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) for details.]
2.20 - 2.50pm
Workshop session 6
Choice of eight workshops [download Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) for details.]
3 - 4pm
Keynote Address 2
Dr Vicky Macleroy, Goldsmiths, University of London

November 13

10 - 11am
Keynote Address 3
Professor Ingrid Piller, Macquarie University
11.15am - 12.15pm
Keynote Address 4
Professor Maria Carreira, University of California
12.15 - 12.45pm
Lunch
12.50 - 1.50pm
Keynote Address 5
Parallel sessions. Choose from:

  • Professor Mahmoud Al-Batal, American University in Beirut
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  • Associate Professor Angela Scarino, University of South Australia
2 - 2.30pm
Workshop session 7
Choice of eight workshops [download Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) for details.]
2.45 - 3.15pm
Workshops session 8
Choice of eight workshops [download Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) for details.]
3.20 - 3.50pm
Workshop session 9
Choice of eight workshops [download Conference Program (pdf, 486kB) for details.]
4 - 4.30pm
Conference close

Date

Nov 11 - 13 2021

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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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