Thursday 18th May

08:30: Registration

09:15: Official opening

Keynote 1: Professor  Victoria Murphy: Professor of Applied Linguistics, Department of Education, University of Oxford: English as an Additional Language: The Early Years

10:30: Tea/coffee break

11:00: Sessional papers 1

12:30: Lunch

14:00: Sessional papers 2

15:30: Tea/coffee break

16:00: Keynote 2: Dr Déirdre Kirwan, independent expert for the European Centre for Modern Languages who will speak on Multilingual Environments: benefits for early language learning

17:00: Close

Conference dinner: details to be confirmed.


Friday 19th May

09:30: Keynote 3: Professor Sian Wyn Siencyn, Associate Professor (Early Childhood), University of Wales Trinity Saint David: Immersion in Wales:  myths, policies and challenges

10:30: Tea/coffee break

11:00: Sessional papers 3

12:30: Lunch

14:00: Keynote 4: Dr Sandie Mourão, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal who will speak on Multilingualism in a foreign language through the shared reading of picture books

15:00: Closing remarks