Multilingual Literacy Workshop

University of Technology, Sydney, 16 June 2006

This forum brings together cultural researchers and those involved in teaching culture through language, to debate the role of language in literacy as an attribute of international competency. Presenters will address the role of language in their research, their teaching and more generally in their engagement with everyday life as Australian academics who support an ethos of internationalisation.

Presentations will consist of ten-minute short talks with respondents detailed in advance. The afternoon session comprises a panel of experts from the ARC funded Cultural Research Network, discussing the themes and priorities of multilingualism in research praxis.

The seminar seeks to identify research directions in literacy and cultural research that speak to the need to identify language-learning and cultural research as complementary projects.

Location:

UTS Graduate School of Business
Building 5B.17 (Level 5, room 17)
Quay Street, Haymarket Campus.

Draft program (correct at 17 May 2006)

 

9.30

Arrival and Coffee

10.00 -11.15

Presentations

Angela Giovanangeli English in French Media”

Elena Sheldon “Bilingualism: The impact of language choice and its variables"

Emi Otsuji and Hermine Scheeres ”Performing language and identities in a transcultural context”

Chair:

Dr. Yixu Lu

Discussant:

Dr. Audrey Yue

11.15 – 11.30

Break

11.30 – 12.30

Presentations

Dr. Marivic Wyndham ”Reflections on the internationalisation of the curriculum:  a case study”

Susan Oguro ”Monolingual Assumptions in Language Acquisition Research”

Chair:

Prof. Louise Edwards

Discussant:

Dr. Yi Zheng

12.30 – 1.30

Lunch

1.30-3.30

Panel Discussion

Dr. Mark Gibson

Assoc Prof. Gay Hawkins

Prof. Vera Mackie

Dr. Audrey Yue

Chair:

Dr. Paul Allatson

Evening

Dinner (venue to be confirmed)