Language meet gets academics talking

A CONFERENCE which looked at improving languages education and teaching was held at the University of Southern Queensland last week. More than 70 classroom teachers, academics and post-graduate students gathered at USQ Ipswich for the 2015 International Conference on Deep Languages Education Policy and Practice. USQ Head of School (Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education) Associate Prof Warren Midgley said the two-day conference covered a range of topics, including stimulating languages learning, global perspectives and local practice. Other themes explored at the conference included innovations in languages education pedagogies, digital communication technologies and multimedia and multimodal texts and issues of language and literacy in multilingual, culturally and linguistically diverse communities. “The conference attracted many people who were interested in, or involved in, teaching and learning languages and had a strong commitment…


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