TLU School of Humanities is pleased to invite you to the conference
The conference will be held at Tallinn University, Uus-Sadama 5, Tallinn
18-19 May 2023
The conference will bring together linguists, policy makers and teachers in order to discuss the current challenges Estonian schools are facing. Up to now there have been two different schools in Estonia: one with Estonian and another with Russian as the tuition language. Now there’s a political decision to have only one tuition language, Estonian. At the same time the number of non-Estonian first languages has been rapidly increasing in schools with Estonian as the tuition language.
War in Ukraine has speeded this process up even more: having linguistically and culturally diverse children in classrooms has become an everyday reality. In this complex situation the professional competence of teachers is crucial. In order to support teachers we need to bring together results of linguistic research as well as good practices of different countries and languages.
The conference shall address issues of linguistics, education and language policy from different perspectives. Besides the general session of linguistics the conference also includes practical workshops for teachers as well as the round table with linguists, policy makers and teachers. Conference plenary speakers are Annick De Houwer (University of Erfurt) and Mila Schwartz (Academic College of Education) Organizing committee: Reili Argus, Tiina Rüütmaa, Merilin Aruvee, Kristiina Bernhardt Proposals for workshops We invite 600 word abstract submissions for a workshop including at least three 30 minute-long oral presentations.
The abstracts must be in English or Estonian and they should be sent to email@example.com. Paper presentations We invite 400 word abstract submissions for 30 minute-long oral presentations (20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussions). The abstracts must be in English or Estonian and they should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Please specify if your abstract is intended for the main session or for the workshop. Important dates Deadline for submissions: 1st February Notification of acceptance: 1st March For further information please visit the conference website https://www.tlu.ee/en/ht/research/language-and-languages-learning-and-teaching#venue or write to email@example.com.