Research and Teaching of the Irish Language in North America the Next 20 Years
October 27 & 28, 2011
With the granting of official status to Irish in the European Union in 2007, thousands of fluent speakers living in every corner of the globe, and a tremendous increase in the use of Irish online in recent years, Irish has become a truly international language.
The primary aim of this conference is to explore a long-term vision for the Irish language in North America, one that aligns with and supports the 20-Year Strategy approved by the Irish government last year.There will be four sessions during the two day conference:
- Technology and Pedagogy
- Research and Writing in Irish in North America
- Cooperation: Institutions of higher learning and the Irish-speaking community