BIC Indigenous, Minority and Lesser-Used Languages Seminar on early years education

09 November 2012

On the 8th and 9th of November the Welsh Government hosted a seminar in Cardiff on behalf of the British and Irish Council’s Indigenous, Minority and lesser-used (IML) Languages Work Sector. The seminar was attended by over 50 delegates, representing every BIC Administration.

The seminar focused on promoting indigenous, minority and lesser-used languages through early years education. Leighton Andrews AM, the Welsh Minister for Education and Skills gave the opening address. Over the two day event delegates were treated to informative presentations, that showcased best practice from the field, from prominent speakers involved in IML language early years education. There were also breakout and group discussions around the key issues facing IML language early years education.

More information on the Indigenous Minority and Lesser-Used Languages work sector is available on the IML page of our website.

More photos of the event are available on our flickr stream.

The Welsh Government press release is available here.