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Regional Language Centre

TIRF Newsletter Issue Date: January 2012


Description:The Regional Language Centre (RELC)is a well-recognized language teacher education center set up by the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO). It is one of twenty such specialist centers serving countries in the region (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam).

Examples of Activities:

  1. SEAMEO RELC manages a specialized library with a collection of no fewer than 50,000 books, reference materials, journals, and other periodicals related to applied linguistics and language teaching.
  2. It supports SEAMEO RELC programs in training, research and development, materials production, publications, and seminars. It is frequently visited by regional and international scholars as it has a comprehensive repository of Southeast Asian English language teaching research.
  3. In addition to training, the Centre facilitates research in language learning by providing fellowships to individuals from the region whose research proposals relate to language education. The Centre offers at least two fellowships a year to qualified scholars who are nationals of SEAMEO member countries.