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CARLA Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education

  • 02/16/2016 10:07 AM
    Message # 3825294

    Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education:

    Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts

    October 20–22, 2016
    Hyatt Regency Hotel 
    Minneapolis, MN

    Immersion and dual language education continue to evolve as highly effective program models for launching students on the road to bi- and multilingualism and intercultural competence. School-based immersion, bilingual, and dual language programs involve a minimum of 50% subject-matter schooling through a second, world, heritage, or indigenous language at the preschool and elementary levels (PreK–5/6). Secondary or post-secondary continuation programs for elementary immersion/dual language graduates include a minimum of two subject courses.

    Program models include:

    • One-Way Second/Foreign Language Immersion

    • Co-Official/Regional Language Immersion

    • Two-Way Bilingual Immersion

    • One-Way Developmental Bilingual Education

    • Indigenous Language Immersion

    While each model targets distinct sociocultural contexts and educational needs, all embrace language, literacy, and culture development through subject-matter learning with a high degree of language intensity. Under the leadership of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota, the Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education will bring these models together to engage in research-informed dialogue and professional exchange across languages, levels, learner audiences, and contexts.


    Conference Speakers

    • Ellen BialystokYork University, Toronto, Canada
    • Patricia C. GándaraUniversity of California – Los Angeles, USA
    • Tina M. HickeyUniversity College Dublin, Ireland
    • Patsy LightbownConcordia University, Montreal, Canada
    • Teresa L. McCarty, University of California – Los Angeles, USA

    Invited Symposia

    Authenticity of language and fidelity to culture in indigenous immersion programs
    Brian McInnes & David Beaulieu, Organizers

    Immersion for ALL: The suitability of immersion for at-risk learners
    Fred Genesee, Organizer

    Translanguaging pedagogies across contexts
    Deborah Palmer & Susan Ballinger, Organizers

    Educational innovations in immersion teacher preparation and development
    T. J. Ó Ceallaigh, Organizer

    Biliteracy development in immersion Education: Interdisciplinary perspectives and intersections
    Mileidis Gort, Organizer

    Social-semiotic and functional approaches to language and content integration in bilingual/multilingual education
    Ana Llinares & Tom Morton, Organizers

    More Information

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