Fall 2016 ILETC Events

Welcome to Fall 2016! ILETC is looking forward to a semester filled with stimulating and illuminating public events. Here’s what we have on the calendar so far:

Multilingualism and Language Empowerment: A Response to Inequality
This symposium highlights the value and relevance of language and literacy projects conducted at the Graduate Center to New York’s multilingual population.
When: Friday, September 23, 8:45 a.m.–5:05 p.m.
Where: Skylight Room, 9th Floor, The Graduate Center, CUNY — 365 5th Avenue

Project-Based Learning Workshop
This workshop will be led by Dr. Julio Rodriguez, Director of the Center for Language & Technology and National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.
When: Friday, October 21, 3:00–7:30 p.m.
Where: Room 9207, The Graduate Center, CUNY — 365 5th Avenue
Note: Capacity is limited, prior registration required. See event page for details and registration form.

Materials for Teaching Arabic to Heritage Learners
Focus group to evaluate materials being developed for the teaching of Arabic to heritage learners
When: Friday, October 28
Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY — 365 5th Avenue
Note: Prior registration required. Email slove@gradcenter.cuny.edu for details

ACTFL 2016 Convention and Expo
ILETC’s sister organization, the Center for Integrated Language Communities (CILC) (one of 16 National Foreign Language Resource Centers) will be presenting at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Boston, Massachusetts.
The following presentations will update the public on CILC’s ongoing research:

     Telecollaborative Mobile Apps
     Friday, November 18, 2:30 pm–3:30 p.m.

     Heritage Telecollaboration and the Construction of US Latin@ Identity
     Saturday, November 19, 8:00–9:00 a.m.

     Intercultural Discussions with Foreign Partners Using Smartphones
     Saturday, November 19, 8:00–9:00 a.m.

     Writing Proficiency of Chinese, Korean and Spanish Heritage Learners
     Saturday, November 19, 8:30–9:00 a.m.

     CILC Survey of Students and Instructors of Language at Community College
     Saturday, November 19, 11:15–11:45 a.m.