Myanmar National Language Policy Development

In Myanmar work has been underway towards the development of a national language policy since 2014. A brief progress report can be found here:

Building a National Language Policy for Myanmar_ Progress Report March 2016

Thanks to Joseph Lo Bianco for providing this report.

L1-based multilingual education in South Asia

A evaluative report of an innovative first language-based multilingual education program in Nepal can be found here:

L1-based multilingual education in South Asia_A report

Thanks to Carol Benson for providing this report.

Teaching and Learning Resources

UNESCO Publications

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) would like to let you know about its publications, which are free for download from UNESCO’s online publications database, UNESDOC.

Many of you will know UIL as the convener of the CONFINTEA conferences, which are held approximately every 10 to 12 years, and as the producer of the triennial Global Report on Adult Learning and Education. UIL is a non-profit international institute of UNESCO. It undertakes research, capacity-building, networking and publication on lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education. Its publications are a valuable resource for educational researchers, planners, policymakers and practitioners. Below you will find a list of some of the Institute’s major publications on the following themes:

  • Africa and Lifelong Learning
  • Asia and Lifelong Learning
  • Literacy
  • Policy in Adult Learning and Education
  • Youth and Lifelong Learning

Please note that many other UIL publications can be accessed via the Institute’s catalogue. If you wish to order hard copies of any of these publications, please contact the UIL Publications Unit at




Contact Sam at to suggest links to resources that may be used for research and teaching purposes that you are willing to share with other researchers who are working in southern and marginal contexts and that draw attention to the participatory linguistic agencies and voices of people living in these settings.

This is the website of the Southern Multilingualisms and Diversities Consortium