YLTSIG: Sharing languages: celebrating children’s and teenagers’ multilingualism in ELT

Published in Conference, International on May 19, 2021

  • Event Date

    18/06/2021

  • Event Time

    12:00-19:00

  • Event Location

    Web

  • Event Speaker

    Several

"This year’s IATEFL YLTSIG virtual Pre-Conference Event will explore children’s and teenagers’ multilingualism in ELT from a variety of perspectives. The PCE aims to enable TEYL professionals to move from a ‘monolingual’ to a ‘multilingual’ mindset by being inclusive of linguistic diversity in English language education and by celebrating multilingual children’s and teenagers’ skills.

Taking place on Zoom Meeting, the day-long event will unpack ways children and teenagers use their multiple languages, consider the benefits of multilingualism for ELT and share pedagogical strategies which value diverse linguistic repertoires. Each session will include interaction between the PCE speakers and delegates, including breakout rooms for group discussion and reflection. There will also be regular refreshment ‘breakouts’ with optional socialising.

Our outstanding speaker lineup comprises:

  • Nayr Ibrahim’s plenary will set the scene by outlining current issues in multilingualism in children’s and teenagers’ English education

  • Lijuan Shi’s keynote will share classroom-based examples of translanguaging in early years settings

  • Hamish Chalmers’ keynote will explore ways children can create linguistic landscapes at primary school, particularly those learning in multilingual environments

  • Constant Leung’s keynote will demonstrate how teenagers' languages are included (as well as to what extent) in order to access the curriculum in EAL contexts

  • Leketi Makalela’s plenary will provide delegates with a fascinating focus on translanguaging via a holistic lens to foster connection and solidarity - including the concept of ‘ubuntu’

As well as the ELT-orientated sessions, Canan Marasligil’s ‘inspire’ session will showcase ways children and teenagers creatively use their multilingual repertoires beyond the classroom.

The PCE plenaries and keynotes will be followed by a panel Q&A and we will end the day with an interactive quiz on multilingualism in ELT.

Fees:

IATEFL member - 57GBP
Non-member - 70GBP

IATEFL YLTSIG PCE programme

IATEFL PCEs 2021 terms and conditions

 

IATEFL members need to log in before registering for this event in order to receive the member discount.

Non-members wishing to register for this event must hold a user account with us. If you don't already have a user account then create one by clicking 'Login' at the top left of the screen, then select “create new account”. This is free and is quick and easy to do."


Next Events

“Halloween” APPInep Workshop | 23rd October

The APPInep team has come together to run a series of workshops that focus on special days throughout the first term.
23/10/2021 10:00 -11:00
APPI Zoom Platform

1st Online Conference International TESOL Associations

Registration is free and open to members and non-members.
23/10/2021 10:50 -20:00
Web

The Classroom in 2021: Challenges and Opportunities

26/10/2021 14:00 -15:00
EAQUALS Webinars

Teaching speaking online

30/10/2021 15:00 -16:01
IATEFL Free Webinar

Latest News

APPInep Workshops 2021

A series of workshops...
'Halloween' 23rd October
'Tongue Twisters' 6th of November
'Christmas' 4th December
Limited Registrations!
07/10/2021 APPI

1st Online Conference International TESOL Associations

23rd October | 10:50-20:00
Registration is free and open to members and non-members
07/10/2021 APPI

The APPI eJournal - 8th Edition

Call for Contributors
Guidelines
Deadline: 1st November 2021
06/10/2021 APPI