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Invitation to Webinar on Multilingual Pedagogies

At the 4th High-Level Policy Forum on Multilingual Education in 2023, official delegates from 20 Asia-Pacific countries agreed upon and endorsed the Bangkok Priorities for Action on First Language-based Multilingual Education, including priority areas to accelerate learning, transform education systems and ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all, with regard to language.

One of the key actions is to ensure that learners have teachers who share the same first language or are trained in first language-based and multilingual approaches to learning. With this in mind, the Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group, co-chaired by UNESCO Bangkok and UNICEF East Asia & Pacific, will have a webinar on multilingual pedagogies for all, for its sixth instalment of its regional webinar series. The event will feature speakers who will set the scene on multilingual pedagogies and share promising practices from across the region, including India, the Philippines and Thailand.

Speakers include:

  • Kathleen Heugh, Professor of Language Education and Multilingualism, University of South Australia, Australia
  • Sangsok Son, Consultant for Literacy and Education, SIL International, Thailand
  • Dhir Jhingran, Founder and Executive Director, Language and Learning Foundation, India
  • Maria Mercedes Arzadon, Associate Professor, College of Education UP Diliman, Philippines

Date: Tuesday, 9 July 2024

Time: 9.00 – 11.00 Bangkok (GMT+7)

Location: Zoom Conferencing (online only)

Language: English

Registration is free and required in advance: unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ sdFsR3S8QieadXrcOBLEJg

Upon registering, you will receive a unique join URL via email.

For more information, please visit the event webpage which has the concept note, agenda, speakers’ bios and presentation teasers: www.unesco.org/en/articles/unesco-and-unicef-webinar-address-challengesmultilingual-classrooms-linguistically-diverse-asia;

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