News and Events

Guest Lecture: Sébastien Dubreil "Interconnecting the FL Curriculum: New Interfaces and Critical Cultural Studies"

Location: 
Hamilton Hall Room 603
Date: 
02/13/2015 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

We are pleased to announce that Sébastien Dubreil will present a talk for language instructors at Columbia on Friday, February 13. Professor Dubreil is an Associate Professor in French, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His talk is entitled "Interconnecting the FL Curriculum: New Interfaces and Critical Cultural Studies".

2/10 LRC Brown Bag: "The Digital Humanities and Language Learning"

Location: 
Deutsches Haus 420 West 116th Street (between Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Dr)
Date: 
02/10/2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

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 language 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?

10/16 Brown Bag Event: Linguistic Landscape with Elana Shohamy

Location: 
IAB 1510
Date: 
10/16/2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

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.

Faculty Seminar: Social Media in Language Teaching and Learning, Featuring Reyes Llopis-Garcia

Location: 
Hamilton Hall Room 603
Date: 
09/26/2014 - 3:00pm

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. 

Symposium at Cornell: "Who owns content? Issues in content-based instruction"

Location: 
Clark Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca New York
Date: 
10/03/2014 - 4:30pm to 10/04/2014 - 3:00pm

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

Friday, October 3 4:30-7pm
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

See the website for more details: http://lrc.cornell.edu/events/CBI/Welcome

 

Columbia Language Fair 2014 - August 27th

Location: 
Lerner Hall Party Space
Date: 
08/27/2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

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.

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