Guest lecture: Bilingual Education Programmes - all shades of grey!

Guest lecture: Bilingual Education Programmes - all shades of grey!

CALS, Centre for Applied Language Studies and the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics are pleased to announce a guest lecture by Professor Antoinette Camilleri Grima, University of Malta

Tuesday, 22 September, 12-1pmBilingual Education Programmes - all shades of grey! Venue: A1-052 (Main Building)

Bilingual Education Programmes are very varied and often depend on the social context in which they are embedded. This talk overviews transitional, dual-language, immersion and CLIL models, and then focuses specifically on the case of bilingual education in Malta.


Antoinette Camilleri Grima graduated B.Ed. (Hons.) from the University of Malta, and M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics and Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh. She has taught and researched the area of applied linguistics with special reference to the teaching of Maltese as L1, and as a foreign language. She has edited and authored books and chapters in books about the teaching of Maltese, taught Maltese in Brussels to EU translators, and produced/authored two radio series teaching Maltese as a foreign language.

She contributed to the international programme of the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe by co-ordinating projects dealing with Intercultural Competence, and edited, co-edited and authored a number of ECML publications. She worked as part of an international team which produced a 'Framework of reference for pluralistic approaches to languages and cultures', which appears as a publication entitled 'Across Languages and Cultures'.

Prof Camilleri Grima has researched and published widely in the area of bilingualism in education.

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