AUCKLAND LANGUAGES STRATEGY CONFERENCE

english-many-languagesLanguages not only equip us with a means to communicate with one another, they also enrich us socially, culturally, spiritually and economically.

The Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland Languages Strategy aims to establish a shared agenda for a multilingual Auckland, aligning policy and practice to support, promote and foster all the city’s diverse languages and cultures.

The strategy has been developed by multiple language-related organisations, including Asia NZ Foundation, English Language Partners, NZ Association of Language Teachers, Multicultural NZ, University of Auckland, AUT, Victoria University, Community Languages Association of NZ and Auckland Council.

The Auckland Languages Strategy working group will be hosting a conference, in partnership with the Office of Ethnic Communities, to launch the strategy on the 27th November. The conference will include several exciting keynote speakers, workshops to hear about current practice, a chance to engage with the newly-published strategy, and hands-on sessions to contribute to planning for action to support languages in Auckland.

Date: Friday November 27th (save the date)

Venue: Owen Glenn Building, University of Auckland, Grafton Road

Registrations will open in October, and at that stage we will send out official invitations and circulate the programme. If you would like to be kept informed of when registrations open, please email admin@cometauckland.org.nz. If you would like to endorse the Auckland Languages Strategy, or would like more information about it, please emailsusan.warren@cometauckland.org.nz

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