Event Calendar

Rutu organizes workshops, lectures and trainings on a regular basis. In 2016 we start with online events (webinars) to share lessons from the field and academia, and agree best practices for mother tongue education.

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Rutu Events


February 2016

Training: Strengthening Teacher Competence in Multilingualism and Diversity
4-6 February and 18-21 February 2016
Paramaribo, Suriname


Rutu Panel Discussion on Multilingualism and Language Discrimination in Education
Date 25 February 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


March 2016

Webinar: Translanguaging: A Powerful Pedagogical Strategy for Multilingual Classrooms
Date 17 March 2016
Online (in Dutch)


April 2016

Strategy Meeting: Preserving the Kari’na and Lokono Indigenous Languages of Suriname
Roundtable with indigenous leaders and native language speakers, organized by Rutu and the Association of Indigenous Village Leaders in Suriname (VIDS)
Date 29 April 2016
Paramaribo, Suriname


Conference: Intercultural and Multilingual Education. Our Own Cultures and Languages as Key to School Success 
Closing Forum of the Teacher Training Project.
Date 30 April 2016
Paramaribo, Suriname


June 2016

International Conference on CoDesigns. Envisioning Multi-Sited Language Education Policies
Ellen-Rose Kambel, Emmanuelle LePichon and Cynthia Groft of the Rutu Foundation will host a colloquium on translanguaging.
Date June 20-22 2016
Jyväskylä, Finland


November 2016

Workshop for Pedagogy Students: Dealing with Multilingualism
By Ellen-Rose Kambel and Eowyn Crisfield
Hogeschool van Amsterdam
Date 15 and 18 November 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Other Events


January 2016

Study Day for Teachers of Dutch as a Second Language
Translanguaging: the basis for a powerful intercultural learning environment – presentation by Ellen-Rose Kambel (Rutu Foundation)
Date 13 January
Amsterdam, the Netherlands


International Expert Group Meeting on Indigenous Languages: Preservation and Revitalization
Date 19-21 January
New York, U.S.A.


February 2016

International Conference on Inclusive Education and Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education
Date 18-20 February 2016
Manila, Philippines


International Conference on Language Policy in Multicultural and Multilingual Settings
Date 7-9 February 2016
Mandalay, Myanmar


March 2016

The CIES 2016 Annual Conference: Six Decades of Comparative and International Education. Taking Stock and Looking Forward
Date 6-10 March 2016
Vancouver, Canada


Language, Power and Identity in Asia: Creating and Crossing Language Boundaries
Date 14-16 March 2016
Leiden, The Netherlands


MIME First Expertmeeting Onderwijs: Meertaligheid in het Basis en Voortgezet Onderwijs
Date 15 March 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


May 2016

LEAD Community of Practice Event: Sustainable Development Goals, Language, Education and Development
Date May 18-20 2016
Bangkok, Thailand


June 2016

International Conference on Bilingualism in Education
Date June 10-12 2016
Bangor, North Wales, UK


European Commission – First Thematic Panel on Linguistic Competences
Date June 11 2016
Brussels, Belgium
– Report including discussion paper by Rutu advisory board member Emmanuelle LePichon


July 2016

Towards an Inclusive, Ethical and Plurilingual Language Education: 6th EDiLiC Conference
Date July 7-9 2016
Győr, Hungary


September 2016

Mobilities, Transitions, Transformations. Intercultural Education at the Crossroads Conference
Date September 5-9 2016
Budapest, Hungary


European Commission – Second Thematic Panel on Linguistic Competences
Discussion paper by Rutu director Ellen-Rose Kambel on educating language-minoritized students.


2nd Malaysian Indigenous Peoples’ Conference on Education
Date September 20-22 2016
Kuching, Malaysia


October 2016

Fifth International Conference on Language and Education
Date 19-21 October
Bangkok, Thailand


MIME Second Expertmeeting Onderwijs: Meertaligheid in het Basis en Voortgezet Onderwijs
Date 11 October 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


November 2016

European Commission – Third Thematic Panel on Linguistic Competences
Date 8-9 November
Brussels, Belgium


European Commission – A Great Start in Life! The Best Possible Education in the Early Years
Date 30 November – 1 December
Brussels, Belgium

Past Events


September 2015

Everyday Multilingualism, Sustainable Linguistic Diversity and Multi-Engagement
Mercator Network Conference
Date 18-19 September
Budapest, Hungary


Math & Language Conference (City of Amsterdam)
Math for Second Language Leaners – workshop by Emmanuelle LePichon (Utrecht University) and Ellen-Rose Kambel (Rutu Foundation)
Date 23 September
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


October 2015

Three Guianas Conference
Introduction of Plurilingual and Intercultural Teaching Strategies – presentation by Emmanuelle LePichon (Utrecht University) and Ellen-Rose Kambel (Rutu Foundation)
Date 1-3 October
Amsterdam, The Netherlands


 November 2015

Rutu Roundtable: Multilingual Education for Migrant Children in Europe: New Approaches
6 November
Utrecht, the Netherlands


Rutu Training: Strengthening Teacher Competence in Multilingualism and Diversity
5-6 November 2015
Paramaribo, Suriname


International Language and Development Conference
Date 18-20 November
New Delhi, India


Rutu Training: Strengthening Teacher Competence in Multilingualism and Diversity
19-21 November 2015
Paramaribo, Suriname


4th International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity
Date 23-26 November
Auckland, New Zealand


December 2015

International Colloquium on Endangered Languages and Information Technology
Date 4-5 December
Querétaro, Mexico


Multilingualism! Closing event of the Validiv project
Date 11 December 2015
Brussels, Belgium