Saturday, 9 February 2008


Greetings everyone and welcome to 2008.

Looking forward to continuing the development of this space as a team blog. The community welcomes contributions through commenting on individual posts however if you wish to post as an author visit the ICT in English wiki for instructions. See below for a couple of current events that you may be interested in exploring further.

If you are attending the Learning@School Conference in Rotorua from 19-22 February 2008 you may be interested in visiting the Bloggers Cafe, an opportunity for some face-to-face and a place where you can pick up some tips on blogging.

International Year of Languages
The following was posted on the List Serv by Roslyn Teirney (GATEWAYS Project Leader Ogilvie High School, Tasmania) and I thought it was worth including for ICT in English blog readers too.

2008 has been declared "International Year of Languages" by the U.N. General Assembly. It is described by Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO, as "a unique opportunity to make decisive progress towards" ensuring "that the importance of linguistic diversity and multilingualism in educational, administrative and legal systems, cultural expressions and the media, cyberspace and trade, is recognized at the national, regional and international levels."

For more details see the
wikipedia entry.

There is a gathering place for those wishing to support 2008 IYL on Facebook in the groups section of that fantastic networking site.

There were 100 members by Jan. 1 and 1000 on Jan. 23, and they are still aiming for 10,000 by International Mother Language Day, Feb. 21.

1 comment:

Don said...

Thanks to you and Roslyn Teirney for publicizing the International Year of Languages and the Facebook group! I've just added a link to this entry on a list of blogs that mention the Year.