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Roundtable discussion. Speakers (from left): Diane Hirshberg, Kalpana Vijayavarathan, Anne Burke, Suvi Lakkala and Tuija Turunen.

Roundtable discussion "Do you speak my language?" was held in FERA conference - recording available!


UArctic Thematic Network on Teacher Education and UNESCO/UNITWIN Network on Teacher Education co-organised a roundtable discussion in FERA Conference on Education.

The session titled "Do you speak my language?" took place in Joensuu, Finland in 21st November, 2019.

The event was very successful and the discussion provided interesting perspectives on themes like indigenous and minority languages teaching, second language teaching, hearing children's voice and teaching in multilingual environment.

The discussion was moderated by professor Tuija Turunen, University of Lapland. The other speakers were:
Professor Diane Hirshberg, University of Alaska Anchorage, US
Professor Anne Burke, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Asst. Professor Dr. Kalpana Vijayavarathan, The University of the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islands
Dr., senior lecturer Suvi Lakkala, University of Lapland, Finland

The session was recorded and the video recording is now published in the YouTube channel of the networks. The recording, as well as all the other network materials are available in the Resource Centre.

The event was organised as part of UN International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019 celebrations.