Kurdish Language Day Conference

Saturday, 15 May 2021
1 – 4:30 pm

There will be simultaneous Kurdish-English translation.

Please register via info@kurd-akad.com by 12.05.2021.


1:00 – 1:15
Welcome address

1:15 – 2:15
The Kurdish language in the context of politics and society: contradictions and options

Mother tongue: The burden of women – language as an expression of social contradictions
Dr. Handan Çağlayan, Political Scientist, General Linguistics, University of Bamberg

Language in the context of national unity: from a dividing element to a unifying tool
Fevzi Özmen, Co-Chair of the Kurdish Institute Germany

Moderation: Yusuf Bilgiç, YMK board member

2:15 – 3:15
The Kurdish Diaspora and Language: Controversies and Concepts

Language of origin teaching: from a lack of perspective to a change of perspective
Abdulkadir Ulumaskan, Chairman of the YMK

Bilingualism in the Kurdish context: coordination and cooperation of parents and institutions
Ajo Al Amin, Association of Parents from Kurdistan in Germany YEK-MAL

Moderation: Münevver Azizoğlu-Bazan, social scientist, PhD student at the University of Bremen

3:15 – 3:30

3:30 – 4:30
Kurdish in education: Challenges and Opportunities

Rojava – The Kurdish language and its limitations in education
Rohan Mistefa, Co-Chair of Rojava University, Rojava

Başur – Higher education in Kurdistan and its effects on the Kurdish language
Dr. Khorseed Mohammed Rasheed Ahmed, Zakho University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English, South Kurdistan

Moderation: Hülya Turgut, physicist

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