Ministerial Meeting of the IML Policy Work Sector in the Isle of Man

22 November 2019

The British-Irish Council Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used (IML) Languages work sector held its fifth Ministerial meeting today, hosted by the Isle of Man Government. Ministers were welcomed by Graham Cregeen MHK, Minister for Education, Sport and Culture on behalf of the Isle of Man Government.

Ministers discussed the report arising from the conference ‘Adult Learning of IML languages" which took place on 8/9 March 2018 in Belfast. The focus was primarily on adult learning of IML languages and links with community, workplace and wider society which straddled the three topics of the work sector. In particular, speakers addressed issues such as language learning outside of traditional classroom settings and the role of language in building community cohesion. Approximately 75 delegates and speakers from across the eight BIC Member Administrations attended the event, representing a cross section of the public and community sectors as well as academia.

The full communiqué can be viewed here.