Sydney Institute of Community Languages Education
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
The University of Sydney

Thursday 11th November to
Saturday 13th November 2021

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This conference explores community/heritage language education and its key role in maintaining
and developing intergenerational linguistic and cultural understandings.

The conference brings together researchers, school leaders, teachers, community members, parents and students.
We welcome papers, symposia and posters on:

  • maintenance and revitalisation
  • intergenerational transmission
  • community languages at early childhood/primary/elementary, secondary and/or tertiary levels
  • heritage/ complementary/ community languages schools
  • Indigenous/ minority languages
  • languages and identities
  • languages policies and planning
  • languages assessment
  • attitudes to community languages
  • media representations
  • other related topics

Keynote Speakers

Professor Joe lo Bianco

Professor Joe lo Bianco

The University of Melbourne

Joseph Lo Bianco is Professor of Language and Literacy Education at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Executive of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia.

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Professor Maria Carreira

Professor Maria Carreira

University of California, Los Angeles

Maria Carreira’s research focuses on heritage languages, with a concentration in Spanish in the US as well as the less commonly taught languages. Her recent work focuses on identity, resilience, and heritage language development and maintenance. She is also co-director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA, Chair of the SAT Spanish Committee, and Associate Editor of Hispania.

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Dr. Vicky Macleroy

Dr. Vicky Macleroy

Goldsmiths, University of London

Vicky Macleroy is a Reader in Education and Head of the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is co-director of the Critical Connections Multilingual Digital Storytelling Project (2012- present) that uses digital storytelling to support engagement with language learning and digital literacy.

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Dr. Vicky Macleroy

Professor
Mahmoud Al-Batal

The American University of Beirut

Mahmoud Al-Batal is Professor of Arabic at the American University in Beirut. He holds a B.A. in Arabic Language and Literature from the Lebanese University in Beirut, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Arabic Linguistics from the University of Michigan in the US.

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Professor Ingrid Piller

Professor
Ingrid Piller

Macquarie University, Sydney

Ingrid Piller is Distinguished Professor of Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney, where she previously served as Executive Director of the Adult Migrant English Program Research Centre (AMEP RC). Ingrid Piller is an applied sociolinguist with research expertise in intercultural communication, language learning, multilingualism, and bilingual education. She has published, lectured and consulted widely in these areas.

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Associate Professor Angela Scarino

Associate Professor
Angela Scarino

University of South Australia

Angela Scarino is an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics in the School of Communication, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia and is the Director of the Research Centre for Languages and Cultures. Her research expertise is in languages education in linguistically and culturally diverse societies, second language learning, second language curriculum design, learning-oriented assessment, intercultural language learning and second language teacher education.

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