Language, Education and Diversity Conference

The Organising Committee is pleased to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity (LED 2011).
The conference is to be held 23-26 November 2011 in the Owen Glenn Building, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Workshops will also be available for participants on the day prior to the conference (22 November).
Formerly hosted by the University of Waikato, New Zealand, LED is an international conference which focuses specifically on the impact of increased cultural linguistic diversity, at both national and supernational levels, and its consequences for the theory, policy and practice of language education. As such, LED provides an international forum that brings together the latest academic and policy discussions, and promotes critical debate, on the often-complex interconnections between diversity and language education.
The LED conference is held every four years and is the third of its kind. Both previous LED conferences have been widely acclaimed. The 1st LED conference (2003) attracted 500 delegates, from over 30 countries, the 2nd (2007), 600 delegates from over 40 countries, and both included key academics and policy makers in the language and education.
As with its predecessors, LED 2011 will focus on language and education, with particular reference to addressing/accommodating diversity. Within this broad focus, there will be specific streams on:
  • English language education
  • Literacy education (including school-, adult- and multi-literacies)
  • Language education planning and policy
  • Bilingual/immersion education
We believe that LED 2011 will be pivotal to the ongoing development of the language education field, and more specifically, to highlighting and exploring the theory, policy and practice of language education in relation to diversity.
We look forward greatly to your participation in the LED 2011 conference.

  • The deadline for abstract submission is 28 February 2011 
  • Confirmation of Acceptance will be no later than 1 April 2011 
  • Presenters will need to have registered for LED 2011 by no later than 1 June 2011 in order to guarantee a place in the conference programme.
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