Events at the LRC

SLIC Meeting: Student recruitment

353 International Affairs Building (LRC space)
09/03/2015 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm


How do we educate students about and attract students to less commonly taught language programs? This will focus on the special circumstances of less commonly taught languages and their particular challenges in student recruitment. Bring any outreach posters or other materials you have used in the past for group brainstorming and feedback. We will discuss materials for outreach, ideal times and places to recruit students from across the different schools and academic years.

Guest Lecture – Per Urlaub: “Critical Reading in Communicative Collegiate Language Instruction: What? When? How?”

602 Hamilton Hall
09/18/2015 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm


We are pleased to announce that Per Urlaub will present a talk for language instructors at Columbia on Friday, September 18th. Professor Urlaub is Associate Professor at the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is affiliated with the Center of European Studies, the Texas Language Center, and the Graduate Program in Foreign Language Education at the College of Education. His talk is entitled “Critical Reading in Communicative Collegiate Language Instruction: What? When? How?


Academic Resources Fair - Wednesday September 2

Lerner Hall
09/02/2015 - 10:30am

What is the Academic Resources Fair?

The Academic Resources Fair for first-years is held during the New Student Orientation Program (NSOP), the week before classes start. The Fair is a great opportunity to spread awareness of your language program and recruit incoming students. All incoming students are invited, which means more than 1,600 first-years have the chance to learn about your language program while they are still choosing classes and planning their schedules.

Symposium: "Reading the City: Multilingualism, multiculturalism and urban landscapes"

Reading the City: Multilingualism, multiculturalism and urban landscapes

May 1, 2015 from 9:00-4:30 in 555 Lerner Hall

Cities are places where cultures and languages co-exist and interact. Yet, students and scholars in the fields of social science and foreign language education often study the rich interaction of place and language, two key elements in the construction of social identity, largely in isolation from each other.

This symposium brings together practitioners from across these disciplines in a shared discussion of tools, methods and projects that make use of the city to explore the broad network of flexible linguistic positions and changing identities that characterize the lived realities of cities and their inhabitants.

The day's presentations will highlight practical methods and pedagogical implications of engaging with the city around us to better connect our classes with the world in which our students live.

Attendance is free and open to participants from any institution but you must register to secure a seat. Please enter your contact and any institutional affiliation on the registration form.

Guest Lecture: Robert Davis "New Directions in Spanish Heritage Teaching and Learning"

Location: Hamilton Hall Room 603
Date: 04/17/2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

We are pleased to announce that Robert Davis will present a talk for language instructors at Columbia on Friday, April 17. Professor Davis is Professor of Spanish and Director of Language Instruction at the University of Oregon. His talk is entitled "New Directions in Spanish Heritage Teaching and Learning".

Professor Davis shared the following summary of his talk:

Funding Opportunity Deadlines in April

New York
03/30/2015 - 3:15pm

As members of our mailing list already know, there are three exciting funding oportunities all with April application deadlines swiftly approaching:

  • Lecturers who are interested in developing innovative and technology-rich pedagogy to transform existing courses can apply for support from the Provost's Hybrid Learning Faculty Grant Program by April 6th.
  • Lecturers or Departments who have ideas for organizing a workshop this fall on issues of pedagogy can apply to the CLTL Workshop competition by April 17th. [Deadline extended]
  • Finally, lecturers who have ideas for special projects to enhance language teaching and learning at Columbia across multiple classes should apply for a Language Support Grants by April 17th.

Guest Lecture: Robert Train "Re-inventing languages for a (super)diverse world: Multilingual histories and landscapes of learning"

Hamilton Hall Room 603
04/03/2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

On Friday April 3rd, we'll be joined by Robert Train (Professor of Spanish, Sonoma State University), who will give a talk entitled "Re-inventing languages for a (super)diverse world: Multilingual histories and landscapes of learning".



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