Education and Languages, Language Policy

Intergovernmental seminar on
“Meeting the challenge of multilingual classrooms: exploiting plurilingual repertoires, managing transitions and developing proficiency
in the language(s) of schooling”

Strasbourg, 7-8 March 2012

PROGRAMME
new
including presentations

Wednesday 7 March 2012

09.00–10.00
Chair :
Johanna Panthier

OFFICIAL OPENINGÓlöf Ólafsdóttir, Director of Democratic citizenship and Participation
The seminar in the larger perspective of the Language Policy Unit’s programme – Francis Goullier
Introducing relevant ECML projects – Susanna Slivensky
Introduction to the seminar – David Little

10.00–11.00

Focus on the learner: Language development & Language learning in multilingual settings – Joana Duarte and Ingrid Gogolin

11.00–11.30

Coffee break

11.30–13.00

Discussion groups

13.00–14.30

Cold Lunch (provided)
Presentations of local / regional / national projects
L. Nissilä
(Finland)- D. Janssen (Belgium – French Community)

14.30–15.00

Plenary feedback from discussion groups

15.00–16.30

Developing ‘academic language’ from primary to secondary education - Koen van Gorp, Eike Thürmann and Bronagh Finnegan-Catibusicn

16.30-16.50

Coffee break

16.50–18.00

Discussion groups

Thursday 8 March 2012

09.00–09.30

Plenary feedback from discussion groups

09.30–10.30

Linguistic diversity as a resource for learning / knowledge construction: Nathalie Auger and Piet Van Avermaet

10.30–11.00

Coffee break

11.00–12.30

Discussion groups

12.30–14.00

Lunch

14.00–14.30

Feedback from discussion groups

14.30–15.30

Closing session:

    · Rapporteur’s summing up: par David Little
    · Round table feedback from providers of input and feedback from participants ;
    · Next steps: Johanna Panthier, Head of Section, Language Policy Unit