NJ Workshop on Multilingualism and
Second Language Acquisition
trends have greatly increased the number of immigrants who speak different
languages to New Jersey. The presence of great numbers of these speakers
suggests important new educational and social, and therefore political,
challenges, to our institutions. New Jersey can benefit from the experiences
of other countries that have a tradition of multilingualism and a history
of overcoming issues of language planning. This workshop will bring together
experts who have had extensive experience with different types of multilingual
situations. In particular, we would like to address, among others, the
following issues and concerns:
|Rutgers University, Busch Campus Center
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to multilingual situations transferable from one place to another?
minority languages be preserved? Is New Jersey leading the way in minority
integration necessarily entail loss of an immigrantís heritage language?
the social advantages of multilingualism? How do we encourage students
at every educational level to learn languages in addition to English?
we prepare our second language and bilingual teachers for the challenges
of the twenty-first century classroom.
educational institutions react to multilingual students?
Dr. Estibaliz Amorrortu, Universidad de Deusto
Education in the Basque Country: Achievements and Challenges after Four
Decades of Acquisition Planning
Dr. Pieter Muysken, Leiden University
Dr. Jorge Schmidt, Universidad de Puerto Rico-Mayagüez
political side of bilingual education: the undesirable becomes useful.
Dr. Jacqueline Toribio, Pennsylvania State University
The multiple competences of Spanish-speakers.
Dr. Richard Tucker, Carnegie-Mellon University
Global Perspective on Bilingual Education: Implications for New Jersey
Dr. Madeleine Zúñiga, UNESCO
Bilingual Education Policies in Peru: beyond the recognition of multilingualism
There will be no charge to attend the conference
to the workshop and hotel information
The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is a New Jersey State Department
of Education certified Educational Development Provider. Any teacher;
registering at the conference will receive a certification of participation
This workshop was made possible by a grant from:
||The New Jersey Council for the Humanities
|A state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities
Additional support was provided by:
|Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
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