The fifth annual conference of Móðurmál – association on Bilangualism will be held in Veröld – Vigdís‘ house on 25.-26. August.
The main focus of the conference this year is on international comparison and role models in mother tongue teaching from Canada and Sweden, for example how teaching the mother tongue connects with the school systems, how the teaching can be internalised and how multilingual students can be given more credit for studying their mother tongue.
Three foreign lecturers will share their experience with teachers and others interested.
The conference will be held in Veröld – Vigdís‘ house, the new building that houses the Vigdís International Centre for Multilingualism and Intercultural Understanding, the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and language teaching at the University of Iceland.
The lectures will be held by:
Dr. Josephine Pallard, director of Philippines Heritage Language and Cultural School in Edmonton
Dr. Trudie Aberdeen, coordinator of the International and Heritage Languages Association in Alberta
Silvia Cordero, teacher at Modermålscentrum í Lund, Sweden
Dr. Sebastian Drude will also introduce the Vigdís International Centre, where he is director. Teachers and volunteers will also introduce their research and projects.