Bangladesh: Language & Development Conference 2009 in Dhaka

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at
Wed Nov 5 18:02:18 UTC 2008

Language & Development Conference 2009 in Dhaka

The 8th International Language and Development Conference will be held
on 23 - 25 June 2009 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I attended the 2005 event
in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and thought it was a wonderful conference
and a great opportunity to see, in my opinion at least, the bigger
picture of what we are doing. I highly recommend you consider going to
this conference. Below is the information as sent out:

British Council Bangladesh is pleased to announce the Eighth
International Conference on Language and Development. The Ministry of
Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of People's
Republic of Bangladesh and Department for International Development
(DFID) Bangladesh has agreed to provide necessary support for the
conference. University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC),
Institute of Education and Research (IER), University of Dhaka,
Bangladesh have also given their consent to work as strategic

The broad theme of the conference will be: Language and Development:
Socio Cultural Issues and Challenges

Subtheme - 1. Language, Gender and Development
Subtheme - 2. The Role of Languages in National and Cultural Identity
Subtheme - 3. Sociolinguistic issues: Challenges and Opportunities
Subtheme - 4. Capacity building for National Development
Subtheme - 5. Language and Technology

These issues will be approached from the perspective of policy makers,
language and literacy educators and that of multi-lateral and
bilateral donors.
The 2009 conference is the eighth in a series which began in Bangkok
in 1993 and was followed by Bali in 1995, Langkawi in 1997, Hanoi in
1999, Phnom Penh in 2001, Tashkent in 2003, and Addis Ababa in 2005.

For further information please contact Mirza Beg, Education Projects
and ELT Manager, British Council, Bangladesh at
mirza.beg at, and Jui Judith Gomes, Education
Officer, British Council, Bangladesh at
judith.gomes at
Conference details are available on

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