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Hsiu-hsien Chan Attends TCCRISLS at Columbia

The First Teachers College, Columbia University Roundtable in Second Language Studies (TCCRISLS) was held on October 1-2, 2010 in New York City. I attended and presented my research at the poster session at the TCCRISLS conference with the support of…

An Apologia for Language Study

J. Max Mikitish is a sophomore Linguistics major in Silliman College. His main academic interests are historical linguistics, areal linguistics, etymology, and dialectology. He has studied nine languages (7 while at Yale): Spanish, Latin, Hittite, Chinese, Tibetan, Old English, German,…

Fall 2010 Calendar of CLS Events

Date and Time Event Thurs, 23-Sep-10 2:30-3:30 p.m. Demo of Chinese Language Learning Software, with Tom Kidd from Qooco (CLS  Room 100) Fri., 24-Sep-10 12:30-1:30 p.m. Classes V2 Familiarization Session with Gloria Hardman (CLS Library, Room 106)

2010 – 2011 Calendar of External Events

Date Event Jun 24-26, 2010 American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), 15th Annual Conference and Workshop: Reconceptualizing Korean Teaching: Blueprints for Program Development from K to 16 and Beyond, Washington University, St. Louis, MO (http://eastasian.artsci.wustl.edu/AATK)

AAS/ATJ (continued)

Report on the ATJ and AAS Conference Hiroyo Nishimura Senior Lector of Japanese Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures The conference began with a full day of concurrent sessions on literature, linguistics, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, and other…

PJPF (continued)

Report from the Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum (May 8-9, 2010 at Princeton University) Yukie Mammoto Lector of Japanese language Dept. of  EALL I would like to write about a couple of things that I found interesting at the Princeton Japanese…

PJPF (continued)

Report from the 17th Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum (May 8-9,2010 at Princeton University) Michiaki Murata Senior Lector of Japanese language Dept. of EALL The main theme of the PJPF was “Innovative Approach to Kanji Education.” Kanji, i.e. Chinese characters, is…

Anna Iacovella Attends NeMLA Meeting in Montreal

On April 11, 2010 I presented at the NeMLA Conference, Montreal 2010 on 19th Century Italian Writing, National History, Literary Genres and Linguistic Norms, together with seven colleagues from various national and international academic intuitions. We read and discussed our…

Ghassan Husseinali Attends MESA Meeting

Thanks to a travel grant from the CLS at Yale University, I was able to attend the annual MESA meeting held this year in Boston. During the meeting, I attended the following important sessions relevant to the teaching of Arabic…

Mari Stever Attends AAS 2010 Conference

Report: AAS (Association for Asian Studies) 2010 Conference (March 25-27, 2010 at Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PA) This conference is probably the largest one of its kind in the United States, and it attracts many prominent teachers of Japanese in the…

Julia Titus Attends AATSEEL Conference

Thanks to the generous support of the CLS travel fund, I was able to participate at the annual conference of American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) held on Dec.27-30, 2009 in Philadelphia.

Heritage Conference (cont’d)

First International Conference on Heritage/Community/Languages Sybil Alexandrov Thanks to a CLS Travel Grant, I was able to attend and participate in the First International Conference on Heritage/Community/Languages. The conference, hosted by the National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA from…

Heritage Conference (cont’d)

Heritage Learners’ Motivations, Expectations, and Language Needs: The Case of Post-secondary Chinese and Korean Language Learners Seungja Choi (Presented at the First International Heritage Language Conference, Feb. 19-21, 2010 at NHLRC) Chinese and Korean are two of the critical languages…

Heritage Conference (cont’d)

First International Heritage Language Conference Report from Julia Titus Thanks to the generous support of the CLS, I had a wonderful professional opportunity to participate at the First International Heritage Language Conference held on February 19-21, 2010 in UCLA. This…

Heritage Conference (cont’d)

Report of the NHRC First International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, February 19-21, 2010 at UCLA Peisong Xu This was indeed a very successful and well organized conference in the field of heritage language teaching. There were many interesting panels and…

CLS Calendar of Events 2009-2010

Spring 2010 Brown Bag Sessions at the CLS The Center for Language Study announces a new series of one-hour sessions that will highlight current topics and innovations in foreign language teaching and learning.  Each one-hour session will offer a brief…

Upcoming Conferences

UPCOMING CONFERENCES 2009-2010 14th Annual Conference and Workshop AATK 2009 June 25-27, 2009 University of Washington (Seattle, Washington) http://www.aatk.org/ AATF ANNUAL CONVENTION July 2-5, 2009, San Jose, California http://frenchteachers.org/convention/default.htm NEALLT/NERALLT Joint Conference October 30-31, 2009 Yale University http://www.neallt.org/neallt-nerallt Second Language…