Konference notiks Tallinas Universitātē (adrese: Uus-Sadama 5, Tallinn) 2023.gada 18. un 19.maijā.
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 include practical workshops for teachers as well as the round table with linguists, policy makers and teachers. Coference plenary speakers are Annick De Houwer (University of Erfurt) and Mila Schwatz (Academic College of Education) More information shall follow in December. Organisers: Reili Argus, Tiina Rüütmaa, Kristiina Bernhardt, Merilin Aruvee Contact us: email@example.com