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Immersion Conference 2012: Early Registration Deadline is June 29

June 23, 2012

Immersion Conference 2012: Early Registration Deadline is June 29


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The early bird registration deadline is June 29, 2012.

Immersion 2012:
Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World


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October 18-20, 2012
Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Featured Plenary Speakers

Donna Christian
Center for Applied Linguistics, USA
Ester de Jong
University of Florida, USA
Tīmoti Kāretu
Te Panikiretanga o Te Reo, 
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand
Roy Lyster
McGill University, Canada
Merrill Swain
University of Toronto, Canada

Conference Description

The fourth international conference on immersion education brings together researchers and educators from one-way world language immersion, two-way bilingual immersion, and indigenous/heritage immersion for language and culture revitalization to engage in research-informed dialogue and professional exchange across languages, levels, learner audiences, and sociopolitical contexts. This unique conference includes five plenaries, many paper presentations and symposia, two lunches and a fun dinner-dance.  And, for an additional fee, participants can choose from the following options:

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