10:00am - 4:00pm
BYOD Digital Pre-Conference Workshop
Associate Professor Yu-Chuan Joni Chao
Multilingual Pedagogies Across The Curriculum
Professor Constant Leung
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Speaker Prep Room Open
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Registration and Welcome Function
EAL Expertise and Taking a Multilingual Stance
Ester will talk about the impact of increased linguistic and cultural diversity on education around the world. Using examples from different school contexts around the world (including the U.S., France, South Africa), she will address how increased complexity affects our decisions in terms of our programs, policies, and practices. This includes grounding our decision-making in a principled stance that recognizes EAL expertise and multilingualism as a resource.
English and English as a medium of instruction (EMI) in broader Asia: Why, How, For Whom, By Whom, and So?
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A
In this talk Phan Le-Ha shows how in the broader Asia, that includes Australia and the Middle East, the increasing middle-class and elite populations, the emergence of English-speaking marginalized communities and individuals, the constant movements of people and ideas across space and place, and the commercialisation of the internationalisation of education have made English more desirable across the board. With this have come competing social and ideological discourses surrounding English and English as a medium of instruction (EMI). Phan Le-Ha discusses how and why on the one hand native-speaker teachers and goals continue to be supported by powerful and elitist groups, while on the other hand practices and pedagogies associated with World Englishes, EIL, ELF, and translanguaging are also on the rise. She argues that such competing discourses and practices have generated fertile space for the normalisation of the desirability of the idea of ‘the native speaker’ which is often associated with the idea of ‘the West’. These same competing discourses, simultaneously, have generated transformative space for often-looked-down upon actors to participate and grow in varied EMI environments.