2010 Global Language Convention (2010GLC)

Venue: Wesley College, Glen Waverley Campus

Location: Glen Waverley, Victoria, Australia

Event Date/Time: Apr 08, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 11, 2010
Registration Date: Mar 26, 2009
Early Registration Date: Oct 31, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Oct 31, 2009
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Since its inception in April 2006, the Global Language Convention has brought together, biennially, language experts, educators, practitioners and policy makers from around the world in dialogue and critical engagement with the ever growing body of knowledge in the area of language and learning.

The Wesley College Institute proudly welcomes the 2010 convention, the 3rd in the series, to Melbourne, Australia from 8 – 11 April 2010.
The 2010 Global Language Convention will explore the theme, “Many Cultures, One Community: Language, Knowing and Power through the following strands:

1. From Text to Message – Literature, media and communication cultures for C21 Learning

2. Language Loss and Reclamation – Critical Perspectives

3. Taking responsibility for the 2nd Language Learner in the Mainstream Language Environment – challenges, issues and trends in EAL, EFL, ESL etc

4. The Brain, Learning and Language – traversing the journey from myth through policy development to implementation

5. Multilingual matters – beyond making the case for learning more than one language

6. Defining, Developing, Refining, Maintaining the Mother Tongue

7. “Every teacher is a language teacher” – critical issues in managing language & learning in schools

Keynote Speakers include:
Professor Suzanne Romaine - University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Professor Ato Quayson - University of Toronto, Canada

Dr Nicholas Tate - International School of Geneva, Switzerland

Professor Joseph Lo Bianco - University of Melbourne, Australia

Professor Alastair Pennycook - University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Dr John Bradley - Monash University, Australia


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