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.
- 5/2 - Guest Lecture: Dave Malinowski (Yale Center for Language Study) "Linguistic Landscapes: Techniques for the Language Learning Classroom" - Friday May 2 at 3 PM
Requests for Proposals
- Request for Proposals: Columbia Language Committee Language Support Grants - Proposal Deadline EXTENDED to April 21st
The Sole Language Instructors Club (SLIC) will be holding their April meeting at Deutsches Haus.
The SLIC meetings convene in the 2nd floor seminar room of Deutsches Haus (420 W 116th st.) Press the third doorbell from the top at the left, marked "dh".
On Tuesday April 15th, Professor Michael Byram (University of Durham) will speak on the topic ‘Intercultural citizenship’ – a purpose for foreign/world language education?
Michael Byram is Professor Emeritus at The University of Durham (UK) and Guest Professor at the University of Luxembourg. He ‘read’ Modern and Medieval Languages at King’s College, University of Cambridge (UK), completed a PhD in Danish literature, and then taught French and German in secondary and adult education. He has been at Durham University since 1980 engaged in teacher training, research student supervision and research on languages and education. His monographs include Teaching and Assessing Intercultural Communicative Competence; and From Foreign Language Education to Education for Intercultural Citizenship. He has edited others including the second edition of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning, with Adelheid Hu, and The Common European Framework of Reference. The globalisation of language education policy, with Lynne Parmenter. He was throughout the 2000s an Adviser to the Council of Europe Language Policy Division and is now involved in work on Guidelines for Intercultural Education.
Come visit representatives from several of Columbia's less commonly taught languages Tuesday, April 8th at Low Library Plaza from 11 to 4!
Students interested in studying an uncommon language are particularly encouraged to stop by! The Language Fair provides an excellent opportunity for students to speak with language instructors about the history and culture of their language communities, and maybe even learn a few phrases. Food from several of the represented cultures will be served throughout the day.
Among Tuesday's participating language instructors are:
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.
Rakesh Ranjan (Senior Lecturer in Hindi, MESAAS) has organized a workshop on April 4th to which all language instructors are invited. The workshop features Dr. Jennifer Eddy, Assistant Professor of World Language Education in the department of Secondary Education and Youth Services (SEYS) at Queens College of the City University of New York.
This workshop seeks to answer the questions: "How do we design from the Standards with performance as the goal?" and "What does performance assessment look like?"
The Sole Language Instructors Club (SLIC) is holding a meeting on March 28 at the Deutsches Haus.
If you teach a language at Columbia for which you are the sole instructor, you should join SLIC! For further information, reach out to Tiina Haapakoski at tth2109[at]columbia.edu.
Tonight! The Finnish Studies Program presents Andrew Nestingen (Univ. of Washington) speaking on "Itinerants and Immigrants: The Problematic Universalism of Aki Kaurismäki's Cinema". 6 PM at the Deutsches Haus.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6pm
Deutsches Haus, Columbia University, 420 West 116th St.
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.