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Spring ’16 Yale World CLASS festival

Text and images by Minjin Hashbat, Tarana Jafarova, and Gregg Lauer On Wednesday, May 18, the Yale World CLASS (Culture and Language After School Studies) program for high school students concluded the 9-month long program on Yale campus during which…

Yale Hindi Debate 4/15/16

Last night was the annual Yale Hindi Debate, bringing together participants from near and far to debate this year’s motion, “Our Generation is Too Coddled.” The event took place in Luce Hall, and we were able to capture and share…

Spring ’16 updates from CALICO president

For those of you who are interested in the activities of CALICO, the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, we’re re-posting a recent update message to members from the group’s president, Phil Hubbard. Happy 2016 CALICO members and friends! I thought I…

“Online Education: The Year Ahead”

I just came across a useful article by William Fenton in PC Mag, reflecting on future trends in online education in light of happenings at the recent Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning-organized Learning With MOOCs II conference: “Online Education:…

Arabic Script Calligraphy Workshop

Calligrapher Elinor Holand accepted my invitation to give a workshop on Arabic script calligraphy. We, our summer students of Beginner Arabic I as well as our guests from the Yale community learned a lot, experienced a lot and of course appreciated the…

Yale Languages at Bulldog Days

On Tuesday, April 21, Angie Gleason, Minjin Hashbat, and Dave Malinowski of the CLS joined dozens and dozens of Yale faculty and staff welcoming hundreds of prospective freshmen and their parents to information tables in Payne Whitney Gym, part of…

Courses on Language at Yale this Fall

Yale offers about 50 languages for study in the classroom, and many more through the DILS program at the CLS. With classes starting tomorrow, Aug. 27, and shopping period underway for the next two weeks, it’s a great time to decide…

International Mother Language Day 2/21

As a number of language faculty and CLS staff prepare to participate in the upcoming Conference on Heritage/Community Languages at UCLA–which focuses primarily on the situation of language learners in the United States–another day of significance for heritage and community language…

Chicago Language Symposium CfP until 2/1

The organizers of the April 25-26 Chicago Language Symposium, “Bridges to Everywhere: Language Learning Collaborations”, are soliciting proposals from Yale language faculty, as well as other members of the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, the Committee on Institutional Collaboration,…

Edublogs awards voting underway

Edublogs, a popular educational blogging service, has its annual Edublogs awards underway. I found out about it from Edutopia on Twitter, one of my favorites for insights into ed-tech trends in K-12 education in the U.S. Although voting procedures and…

Congratulations to Karen von Kunes

Karen von Kunes, senior lector in Slavic languages and literatures, has been included in the Princeton Review’s new book “300 Best Professors.” The book’s selections are based on reviews from RateMyProfessors.com. The book is designed to highlight “professors who have…

Why Study a Language?

Here is a link to an article by Russell A. Berman, the 2011 President of the MLAand professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies at Stanford University: http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/05/my-view-why-language-study-should-be-part-of-your-college-experience/  

TED Talks for Language Lovers

Here is a link to a collection of TED talks on a variety of linguistics-related topics as compiled in a blog hosted by Bachelors Degree Online: http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2011/20-terrific-ted-talks-for-language-lovers/.

Conversation on Language and Globalization

Earlier this fall, the Columbia University Language Resource Center held an event questioning “why the issue of language study has hardly been included in the ongoing globalization of the university as an institution.” Since then, they have blogged about it…

Congratulations to Maria Kaliambou

Maria Kaliambou, Senior Lector in Modern Greek, was recently elected by the European Commission as Erasmus Student Ambassador to represent Greece in Brussels in 2012. ERASMUS, launched by the European Union in 1987, is an academic exchange program among European…

Congratulations to Julia Titus

Julia Titus, Senior Lector in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, has published a new course book through Yale University Press. The book consists of an annotated reader of Dostoyevsky’s short story The Meek One. The book, intended for…