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A TESOL Symposium on

Keeping Language Diversity Alive

9 July 2008 - Alice Springs Convention Centre

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This one-day symposium explores the complex issue of keeping indigenous and other community languages alive. Four experts investigate the reasons for language decline and extinction and discuss the processes of language maintenance and their importance for maintaining the expression of community, culture, and sense of identity.

This TESOL symposium provides an opportunity for English language teaching professionals to learn from and interact with leading experts in the field and their colleagues in the region. The speakers will share their work and research on keeping language diversity alive to help participants further develop insights and skills. In the morning, each speaker will present highlights of their work and perspectives on the topic. After a break for lunch, each speaker will then lead an afternoon breakout session. During the closing session, another leading expert will summarize the topic, and the speakers will address participants' questions and comments. TESOL will publish and mail the speakers' papers and final proceedings to participants after the symposium.

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