Seminar: Re-visiting the pedagogy of the languages of minority communities

On Friday the 26th of June 20915, a seminar on the pedagogy of the languages of minority communities will be organized by the Mercator European Research Centre for Multilingualism & Language Learning (Fryske Akademy) and by SOAS, the Institute of World languages (University of London). This time the focus is on pedagogical aspects and includes policy issues as well as practices involving resources ranging from story-telling to Open Educational Resources (see below for further details). During this seminar, the LangOER project will also be presented.




09.30: Registration & Coffee

10.15: Cor van der Meer, Mercator (Fryske Akademy), & Itesh Sachdev, SOAS (University of London):   Welcome & Introduction

10.30: Sarah Cartwright, Our Languages Project, London:  Understanding the languages landscape

11.15: Fatima Khaled, Peace School, London: Motivating teenagers in the digital age

12.00: Manjula Datta, London Metropolitan University: Language development through storytelling

12.45: Lunch

1.45: Marit Bijlsma, Mercator (Fryske Akademy): Open Educational Resources in multilingual European contexts

2.30: Wim de Boer, Afûk Institute for the Frisian Language:  Frisian MOOC

3.15: Coffee

3.45: Anne Pauwels, SOAS (University of London): Advantages/disadvantages of current practices with panel/audience in discussion with panel and audience

4.30: Julia Sallabank, SOAS (University of London): Language pedagogy for endangered languages

5.15: Closure

 Registration deadline: 22nd June, 2015.  Please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment by emailing:

Venue: VG01, Vernon Square Campus, SOAS, University of London, Penton Rise London, WC1X 9EW (closest stations – Kings Cross/St Pancras International)






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