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.
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.
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".
Monday March 2nd, the Finnish Program will be hosting the 8th Annual Multilingual Kalevala Marathon at Deutsches Haus.
Please contact Finnish instructor Tuomas Hiltunen (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you'd like to sign up to read the Kalevala in any language.
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".
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?
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