Conference: Filipino as a Global Language

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Fri Jun 1 14:08:22 UTC 2007

Filipino as a Global Language

Date: 17-Mar-2008 - 19-Mar-2008
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Contact Person: Ruth Mabanglo
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Call Deadline: 06-Aug-2007

Meeting Description

The conference will be a venue for bringing together scholars, writers,
language teachers, researchers and other practitioners from around the world
to discuss issues pertaining the role of Filipino as a global language.
Participants can be teachers, researchers, program
administrators/coordinators and other practitioners who are directly
involved in the promotion and nurturing of the Filipino language, literature
and culture. This first conference is geared towards establishing a
tradition of scholarly meetings of this kind among practitioners in the
field of
Filipino language, literature and culture studies.

Filipino as a Global Language: Future Directions and Prospects

1st International Conference
Filipino and Philippine Literature Program
Department of Indo-Pacific Languages and Literature
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
March 17-19, 2008

Call for Proposals

The goal of the conference is to provide a venue for the exchange of ideas
among teachers, researchers, program administrators, writers, and other
agencies involved in the promotion and nurturing of the Filipino language
and culture for the purpose of:

1) describing/sharing existing state-of-the-art programs
2) identifying program needs as well as available resources
3) sharing ideas, research results, resources, assessment tools, and
practices on teaching, program administration, and language promotion
4) fostering cooperation, and collaboration in doing research
5) raising consciousness on the importance of the national language to
minimize regionalism, and
6) advocacy

Topic: Papers will need to directly focus on one or more of the following
Curriculum Development, Needs Analysis and Syllabus Design
Program Development, Administration and Coordination
Translation, Interpretation and Dubbing
Teacher Training and Professional Development
Language and Politics
Heritage Language Learners: Needs Assessment and Curriculum Development
Materials Development
Research Funding and Grant Sourcing
Teaching Culture
Filipino Linguistics: An Overview and Directions
Language Teaching Approaches
Service Learning, Community Sourcing, Student Organizations
Articulation, Assessment and Implementation of Standards
Language Teacher Certification
Program Evaluation Methods and Practices
Teaching Literature
Filipino in the Media and Diplomacy
Poster Sessions will be on Filipino Programs Outside the Philippines

Deadline: August 6, 2007

For details, visit:

For more information please contact:
Ruth Mabanglo, PhD,
or Elvira Fonacier, DA

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