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Regular registration rates apply until September 28, 2012.

Immersion 2012:
Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World

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October 18-20, 2012
Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Featured Plenary Speakers

Donna Christian
Center for Applied Linguistics, USA
Ester de Jong
University of Florida, USA
Tīmoti Kāretu
Te Panikiretanga o Te Reo,
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand
Roy Lyster
McGill University, Canada
Merrill Swain
University of Toronto, Canada

Conference Description

The fourth international conference on immersion education brings together researchers and educators from one-way world language immersion, two-way bilingual immersion, and indigenous/heritage immersion for language and culture revitalization to engage in research-informed dialogue and professional exchange across languages, levels, learner audiences, and sociopolitical contexts. This unique conference includes five plenaries, many paper presentations and symposia, two lunches and a fun dinner-dance. And, for an additional fee, participants can choose from the following options:

Wednesday School Visits: choice of 6 different immersion education contexts

Thursday Pre-conference Workshops–9 options in the morning and 10 in the afternoon such as:
• Biliteracy Development and Strengthening Bridges Between Languages,
• LinguaFolio and Student Self Assessment of Oral Proficiency,
• Introduction to Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Development),
• and many more!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from an exceptional roster of researchers and educators whose work is specifically focused on immersion education!


www.carla.umn.edu/conferences/immersion2012/



Submitted by LMP editor