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LESLLA 2013 International Literacy Symposium: Early registration ends 6/12/13

Posted on 06/10/2013

LESLLA San Francisco

Don't miss the Low Educated Second Language and Literacy Acquisition (LESLLA External link opens in new window or tab) for Adults International Literacy Symposium August 7-9, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. LESLLA is the largest international literacy conference focused predominantly on beginning-level adult ESL learners! Early bird registration ends June 12, 2013! External link opens in new window or tab

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and San Francisco State University (SFSU) will co-host the international conference for teachers, researchers, and policymakers working to promote quality learning environments for adult immigrant learners with limited literacy or formal schooling.

The LESLLA 2013 Symposium: Expanding Emergent Literacy Practices, will be held at Mission Campus, City College of San Francisco The conference will bring together researchers and teachers from countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Participants will explore new understandings of adult second-language and literacy development through a mix of theoretical and practice-based presentations.

If you miss the early bird registration deadline you will still be able to register online through July 12, 2013. On-site registration begins July 13, 2013. Registration details External link opens in new window or tab, including cost, are on the Website.

LESLLA for Adults External link opens in new window or tab is an international forum of researchers and teachers who study the development of second language skills by adult immigrants and refugees with little or no schooling in the home country, low levels of literacy in the native language, and limited proficiency in the language of the new country. LESLLA's goal is to share empirical research and information that will guide further studies, and to influence educational policy development in all those countries where immigrants settle and are likely to need educational support.