From the Consortium:
This year’s winning proposal for a workshop funded by the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning is titled “Language Learning and Teaching in Urban and Linguistic Landscapes” and was submitted by Lee B. Abraham, Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program and Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University. The proposal made a compelling argument about the importance of analyzing language in public spaces in order to understand its socioeconomic and cultural coordinates but also in order to refocus language learners’ attention to the importance of the social contexts in which meaning and identities are constructed.
The workshop will take place at Columbia at a date to be determined shortly. As always, we will have the up to date information on our website lrc.columbia.edu.
The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning is an association of five institutions of higher education (the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Cornell University, Brown University and Yale University) established in 1986 and dedicated to the study and instruction of second languages at the post-secondary level.