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.
Friday, April 11, 3:00-4:15 (RESCHEDULED)
Our final workshop in the Assessment Series featuring the Yale Center for Language Study's Mary-Jo Lubrano, has been rescheduled for April 11, 2014. This workshop is entitled "Assessing Speaking". This workshop will focus on developing techniques and prompts for testing using authentic speaking tasks. We will also address how to maintain reliability when assessing subjectively-marked tests.
Maria Carreira will speak at Columbia on March 28th.
Maria Carreira's research focuses on heritage languages, with a concentration in Spanish in the US as well as the less commonly taught languages. Her recent work focuses on identity, resilience, and heritage language development and maintenance. She is also co-director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA, Chair of the SAT Spanish Committee, and Associate Editor of Hispania.
Maria Carreira is Professor of Spanish at California State University Long Beach and the Co-Director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA.
"From codeswitching to multicompetence: A role for the mother tongue in the L2 classroom"
Guest Lecturer Mar Galindo
In this presentation, Professor Hubert-Leibler will demonstrate how she adapted a traditional French teaching text to an immersive global simulation using Prezi. The "Ma vie parisienne" project asks students to create an imagined Parisian life - identify a neighborhood to live in, find an apartment to move into, and write reflectively about their quotidien life - all situated on an actual map of Paris.
This February, Columbia language instructors are invited to participate in three workshops on assessment offered by our colleague Mary Jo Lubrano of the Yale Center for Language Studies. The workshops will be delivered via videoconference at the Language Resource Center.
Methodological Development of Teaching of Spanish as a Second Language
A Workshop for Teachers
Saturday, March 29th 2014
Julius S. Held Auditorium
New York, NY 10027
This workshop will be delivered in English.
The President's Global Initiative Fund provides all Columbia faculty with an opportunity to pursue a curricular project that invlolves resources at any of Columbia's eight Global Centers. The deadline for submission of applications is March 3rd.
The 2014 Request for Proposals can be downloaded here (.doc)
For language instructors at Columbia interested in submitting a proposal for the 2014 ACTFL Conference: the proposal deadline is Friday, January 17th. (The conference itself will take place November 21-23 in San Antonio.)
2014 ACTFL Theme: Reaching Global Competence