Our colleagues at the Yale Center for Language Study have graciously invited language instructors from Columbia to participate in next month's Instructional Innovation workshop on the topic of e-portfolios for language learners. Any interested attendees should contact us at lrc[at]columbia.edu for further information.
Instructional Innovation Workshop – Center for Language Study, Yale University
Dr. Mark Kaiser, Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center, presented on Developing Student Competencies Through Film Clips, using Berkeley's Library of Foreign Language Film Clips (LFLFC).
Come visit representatives from several of Columbia's less commonly taught languages Wednesday at Low Library Plaza from 11 to 5. Students are encouraged to speak with language instructors about the history and culture of their language traditions, and maybe even learn a few phrases. Food from several of the represented cultures will be served throughout the day.
Among today's participating language instructors are:
The Language Resource Center is pleased to announce that Diana Davies will join us on Friday afternoon March 29, 2013 from 3:00 to 4:45 in 602 Hamilton for a presentation that will focus on providing an overview of the variety of Culture and Language Across the Curriculum (CLAC) programs offered at different institutions in the U.S., with an emphasis on research universities.
TOPIC: Spring 2013 Language Fair for the Less Commonly Taught Languages
Please join us for our first presentation for spring 2013 next Friday, February 22nd, in 602 Hamilton from 9:00-10:30 a.m. when Dr.Lening Liu (Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Director, Confucius Institute of Chinese Language Pedagogy) will give a presentation titled: "Registers and Grammar: A Chinese and Functionalist Perspective."
Professors Beom Lee and Sunhee Song (Korean Language Program-Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures) will give a presentation titled: "Korean Language Learning Through Multimedia" in room 517 Hamilton between 3 and 5.
The Department of Education has just released an important document entitled "Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement" in which it outlines it's international strategy for strengthening U.S. education and advancing's the nation's international priorities. The document makes for an interesting read especially insofar as it seems to move the government away from its previous commitment to Title VI as well as in its decision to subsume foreign languages under a new, fuzzier concept called "global competency."
Reyes Llopis-Garcia (Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures) will give a presentation titled: "Group Work and Collaborative Learning in the Task-Based Classroom: An Example"