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.
- 2/10: LRC Brownbag - "The Digital Humanities and Language Learning" with Alex Gil and Susanna Allés Torrent
- 2/13: Sebastien Dubreil (Assistant Professor in French, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
- 2/20, 2/27, and 3/6: Spring Assessment Series with Mary Jo Lubrano (Yale Center for Language Studies)
- 4/3: Robert Train (Professor of Spanish, Sonoma State University)
On Tuesday, February 10, we will host a brown bag discussion on the role of the Digital Humanities in Language Learning. We will be joined by two esteemed colleagues:
- Susanna Allés Torrent (Spanish Lecturer and Coordinator of Digital Humanities, Dept. of Latin American and Iberian Cultures)
- Alex Gil (Digital Scholarship Coordinator, Humanities and History Division, Columbia University Libraries)
This discussion is meant to serve as an introduction to the Digital Humanities, and to thinking about how we can apply "DH" techniques and approaches to our langauge classroom. Some of the questions we'll consider are: What do the Digital Humanities do for language education? Is it a set of tools? Is it a critical framework? What’s "new" in the Digital Humanities, and what’s "old"? How do we apply a DH approach to language instruction... or are we already doing it?
On Friday 11/14, the LRC is excited to share two wonderful faculty projects that extend the boundaries of the classroom in innovative ways:
This Thursday in IAB 1510, we'll be joined by Elana Shohamy for a brown bag discussion on Linguistic Landscape and language education. All are welcome. (Please RSVP below if you'd like to attend)
Details: Thursday 10/16 1-2 PM in International Affairs Building 1510 (directions here). You are welcome to bring your own lunch.
On September 26th, the LRC will offer a presentation on current trends in Social Media and how they're being used in language education. Reyes Llopis-Garcia will be joining us for a discussion about her Spanish Twitter project, which she has developed and used with her students to provide real-world analysis, exposure, and reflection of Spanish.
Reyes Llopis-Garcia is a lecturer in language and the Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program at Columbia University.
The 2014-2015 symposium sponsored by the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning will be held on October 3 and 4, 2014 at Cornell University. The topic is content-based instruction.
Who Owns Content? Issues in Content-Based Instruction
Saturday October 4 8am to 3pm
Clark Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca New York
Sponsored by the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning in collaboration with the Cornell Language Resource Center
What is the Language Fair?
The Academic Resources Fair for first-years is held during the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP), the week before classes start. This is the second year that the Language Fair is being held alongside the Academic Resources Fair. The Language Fair is a great opportunity to spread awareness of your language program and recruit incoming students. All incoming students are invited, which means about 1,100 incoming first-years in the college, 325 incoming first-years in SEAS, plus a number of combined plan and transfer students (200 or so in total). We expect to have instructors from fifty languages participating.
The 3rd Teachers College, Columbia University Roundtable in Second Language Studies (TCCRISLS), which will take place October 10-12, 2014, is now accepting abstract submissions for empirical papers.
This year's theme is: Learning-Oriented Assessment in Language Classrooms and Large-Scale Assessment Contexts.
To submit an abstract, please visit the Call for Papers section. Deadline for submissions is Saturday, May 10, 2014.