The Filipino Departments of the University of the Philippines Diliman, De La Salle University-Manila and the University of Santo Tomas, in partnership with the Guro Formation Forum (GFF), and with the support of the Department of Education (DepEd) thru DepEd Advisory No. 86, s. 2014 dated February 18, 2014 and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) thru a CHED Advisory dated January 24, 2014 invite professors, teachers, linguists, NGO workers, graduate students and other interested individuals to submit an abstract related but not limited to the following topics:

MTB-MLE In the K-12 Program

Best Practices In the MIB-MLE Program 
Material Production on Mother Tongue Education
Mother Tongue Literacy
Mother Tongue Pedagogy
Mother Tongue Education and Globalization
Multilingual Education and Globalization
MTB-MLE Curriculum

Teaching Filipino Language and Culture Outside the Philippines: Best Practices

Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and Education
Cultural Diversity and Language
Culture and Globalization
Language education and culture
Translation and Multilingual Education
Translation, Culture and Globalization
Translation and Cultural Literacy
Multilingualism and Literacy

Language, Culture and the Academic Disciplines
Language and Art
Interdisciplinary approach to Language and/or Culture
Language and ICT
Language Planning and Cultural Planning
Language and the Sciences
Language and Linguistics
Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary research on Language/culture
Language and Critical Pedagogy/Andragogy
Language and Literature
Language and Indigenous Knowledge
Philosophy of Language
Anthropological linguistics
Psychology of Language
Sociology of Language
Forensic Linguistics and Cultural Studies
Computational Linguistics, Communication, and Culture
Language, Culture and Media Studies
Language and the Social Sciences 
Language and the Humanities
Language in Inclusive Education
First Language Acquisition
Second Language Acquisition

Language, Culture, and/in Society
Multilingualism and the National Language
Language and Nationalism
Language and Identity
Culture and Identity
Language, Culture and Environment
Language and Urban Planning
Language, Culture and nation-building
Language, Culture, Law and Governance
Language and Gender
Language and Politics/Politics of Language
Translation, Language and Society
Language, culture and media
Translating Cultures
Language Policy and Culture
Language Planning as Social Planning
Filipino Sign Language (FSL)
Language Development in Special Population (Intellectually Challenged Population)
Language and the Child

Globalization, Language, Culture and Society
Globalization and Multiculturalism
Translation and Globalization
Translation, Culture, and the new Media
Globalizing language(s)
Globalizing culture(s)
Globalization and multilingualism
Globalization and multicultural education

The abstract should contain no more than 300 words. Please email your abstract and your short bionote (in MS Word or RTF format) to ON OR BEFORE JULY 31, 2014 (Thursday). Please submit your abstract and your bionote in two separate MS Word files. All abstracts will undergo blind review.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit full papers. 

For more information, visit: (interested participants can create an account at to receive conference notifications and updates)

The Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature of the University of the Philippines: (02) 924-4899; the Filipino Department of De La Salle University: (02) 924-4899; (02) 524-4611 local 509, and/ or the Filipino Department of UST: (02) 406-1611 loc. 8342