In 1998 with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Columbia University established the Language Resource Center (LRC) to serve both as a hub for new language instruction and as a catalyst to promote the widespread adoption of technology to enhance language teaching and learning.
We were pleased to recently announce that Columbia language instructors will have access to Berkeley's Library fo Foreign Language Film Clips for the Spring semester. We'll be holding several workshops next week to introduce you to using the library for language instruction. We encourage you to see Mark Kaiser's presentation from earlier this year for an overview of the library's features as well as some great strategies for integrating it into your language curriculum.
This week, Noam Chomsky will be at Columbia to deliver three lectures, comprising the Fall 2013 Dewey Lecture Series.
There is no reservation or RSVP required for these lectures, so it is advised to arrive early as seating is first-come, first-serve.
Full posting here, via the Columbia Department of Philosophy.
In this presentation, we will explore possibilities of extending your student’s language learning beyond the classroom by engaging community resources and partnering with other institutions. We will demonstrate a model of inter-institutional collaboration and discuss methods for engaging local communities in New York City for cultural and linguistic enrichment.
Dave Malinowski and Ruslan Suvorov will be visiting us from the Yale Center for Language Study. Columbia language faculty are welcome to attend. We'll have an informal discussion with Dave and Russ about language instruction at Yale and Columbia, and the roles of our respective Centers.
All Columbia language faculty are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP here.
Call for Proposals: The Chicago Language Symposium 2014
Bridges to Everywhere: Language Learning Collaborations
April 25-26, 2014
University of Chicago
For Columbia Language Faculty Only
Spanish Lecturer Mercedes Perez is seeking the participation of all Columbia language faculty in her survey on the use of dictionaries in second language instruction. The survey is very brief, and should take about 2-3 minutes to complete. To access the survey online, visit:
In December's upcoming issue of the undergraduate literary magazine, The Blue and White, there’s a feature by senior editor Naomi Sharp about the Shared Course Initiative entitled "Endangered Speeches".
The blog of the Blue and White (aptly titled the "BWOG") has published an advance version of the piece. See it here.
Each year, Penn Language Center at the University of Pennsylvania organizes a Language Educator Symposium. As the title for this year's symposium Fast Forward: Language Online reflects, the organizers are seeking to bring together researchers and practitioners, who are critically engaging with the teaching of languages in an online environment. Fast Forward will feature face-to-face and virtual presentations by leaders in the field. Please join Penn’s lively and innovative community of language educators for this stimulating event.