The Advancing Ohio’s English Learners (AOEL) project team has multiple sessions at the 2023 Ohio TESOL Conference. The Activity 3 Instructional Guide session is Thursday, November 9, at 11 am. We will give an update on the project and elicit input from the audience on supplementary resources, videos and lesson plans they would like to see and/or share.
FLRT, aka the Graduate Student Working Group for Foreign Language Research and Teaching, held the annual start of the academic year picnic this past Sunday at Goodale Park. Much food and fun were had by all!
Artanti Sari and I are presenting today at the 56th Annual Conference of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL) at the University of York. We are part of the symposium ‘The Learning of Sacred Languages’, which features papers from a forthcoming special issue of the International Journal of Bilingualism, edited by Bene Bassetti. Our paper examines the use of digital spaces by transnational Indonesian-Muslim families to support their children’s Qur’anic Arabic language and literacy development.
Together with Min-Seok Choi (University of Louisiana at Lafayette), Grace Kim (Bucknell University), and Jackie Ridley (Kent State University), I facilitated a workshop for the 2023 Advanced Methods Institute: Advancing Qualitative Inquiry toward Innovation, Equity, Diversity, & Justice. In our workshop ‘Language Socialization Research and Social and Linguistic Justice’, we introduced participants to the paradigm, explored research methodology, and discussed the on-going shift in the field toward being more directly and explicitly engaged with issues of social and linguistic justice.
AERA 2023 in Chicago is wrapping up today. I am part of 2 symposia. I am the discussant for the symposium Illuminating Sociality and Learning in Diverse Educational Environments by Interrogating Movement, Touch, and Affect, organized by Sarah Jean Johnson (UTEP) and Ananda M. Marin (UCLA). I am second author on Jackie Ridley’s (Kent State) paper “¡Mira, the coche has wheels!” Supporting young children and families’ translanguaging through informal science’. The paper is part of a symposium organized by Jackie and Lindsey Rowe (Clemson U), In Supporting Children and Families in Early Childhood Education Contexts Through Translingual Practices and Pedagogies.
This Friday, Professor Lisa Green will give a talk at the University of Houston, ‘From African American English to African American Language: Over 50 years of Research’. I will be attending the event as part of a visit to U Houston. Dr. Monique Mills and I will have some quality f2f time to work on our research together, and I will meet with some of her colleagues and collaborators at the university and the Children’s Museum Houston (a partner on the Expanding Repertoires project). Pictured here are Monique Mills, Sharon Hill, Lisa Green, and me.
The Buckeye Language Network Symposium 2023 is this Friday, March 31st, 9am – 12:45pm, in Oxley Hall 103. There will be invited talks by Prerna Nadathur and Make Rocker, as well as our annual graduate poster competition. The schedule is as follows:
- 9 – 9:15am Welcome
- 9:15 – 9:45am Invited Talk by Prerna Nadathur: Talking about causation: cause, make, and causal intentions
- 9:45 – 10:15am Invited Talk by Maike Rocker: Morphosyntactic change on fast forward: observations from German contact varieties
- 10:15-10:45am Break
- 10:45 – 12:15 Graduate Student Poster Session
- 12:15 – 12:30-ish Break (Poster Judging)
- 12:30 – 12:45pm BLN News and Prizes awarded
End of this month I will be a panelist and participant in a workshop focused on Language Learning in/as Religious Education. Dr. Artanti Sari and I will present together on Qur’anic Arabic learning in digital spaces. The workshop is the 3rd part of a series of events hosted by the Cambridge Interfaith Programme at the University of Cambridge. We will reflect on approaches, methods, and next steps in the research and teaching of religious languages. We will discuss the core questions: (1) What have we learned about how and why people teach and learn religious languages? (2) What do we do with that learning? (3) How does interdisciplinary discussion about such research impact our own work as teachers and/or researchers? This workshop will be of interest to educators, researchers, and practitioners of religious languages and literacies. We welcome participation and insights from attendees drawing from their own experiences with religious languages and literacies. This hybrid workshop takes place, Monday, 27 March, 2023, 13:15 to 16:45 GMT. For more information and registrations, click on the link above.