U of Cambridge Interfaith Week webinar

As part of University of Cambridge’s 13th World Interfaith Harmony Week programming, we are holding a webinar Language Learning in/as Religious Education on February 2, at 15:45 GMT. I will join Adel Mozammel (Darul Ihsan School), Anastasia Badder (Cambridge U), Jo-Ann Myers (Leo Baeck Institute), and Youmna Helmy (Cambridge U) to explore how religious communities draw on language as a semiotic resource aimed at specific goals, and how different methodologies can reveal aspects of the aims, processes, factors, and outcomes of sacred language learning and use. The event is free, just register in advance to get the Zoom link.

6th FLRT Symposium

FLRT held its 6th Graduate Student Symposium for Foreign Language Research and Teaching January 20th. In addition to 13 great papers by students, keynote speaker Professor Ester de Jong (University of Colorado Denver) gave a talk on multilingualism and language teacher preparation.

Sessions at AAA 2022 in Seattle

I am participating in 2 sessions at the 2022 Meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Seattle. The panel ‘Using Anthropology Of Language And Literacy To Address Equity In Unsettling Times’ brings together educational anthropologists who draw on anthropological theory and methods to examine the teaching and learning of language and literacy, drawing on theoretical frameworks that challenge dominant understandings. The round table ‘Refugee Education Across The Life Span In Unsettling Times’ showcases research on/with the language and literacy dimensions of the refugee experience.

Intercultural English Language Programs at OSU

The Ohio State University’s English as a Second Language (ESL) Program has a new name: The Intercultural English Language Programs reflects a more expanded notion of English language learning. The new name reflects a more expanded notion of English language learning. Learn more about our programs.

AAA 2021 virtual session: Supporting multilingual ECE

We just held our session ‘Supporting Multilingual Education in Early Childhood: Linguistic Anthropological Approaches’. Organized by Jennifer Reynolds (USC) and Amy Kyratzis (UCSB), the session examines the issue of how early childhood educators can be supported in sustaining and leveraging children’s expertise as a legitimate and generative means to expand linguistic repertoires and associated forms of knowledge production. The Zoom recording and documents will available through June 2022 to conference participants.

LJ Randolph talk at OSU

Dr. LJ Randolph Jr. (UNC Wilmington) will give a lecture, Anti-colonial and Anti-racist Language Pedagogies: Reimagining Curricular Frameworks on Friday, November 12th, 2:20-3:40pm. This event is co-sponsored by the BuckLER Center in the Department of Teaching and Learning and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with co-promotion by CLAS. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be presented via Zoom. Click on the first link above for more information.

NAEYC 2021 session

I am part of a session ‘Bridging the gap: Developing accessible STEM programs and building partnerships to support bilingual children & families’ at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC 2021). I am joined by Hardin Englehardt (Marbles Kids Museum) and Grace Sanchez (GrowingGreat). We discuss developing bilingual, accessible, culturally-relevant activities and building community partnerships to reach families. If you are registered for the conference, our session is available through November.

Uju Anya visits OSU

Dr. Uju Anya is visiting OSU to meet with students and give a talk, Racialized identities in language teaching, learning, and research: Lessons from Black students experiences abroad on November 9th, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, in 3020-C Ohio Union. This event is sponsored by EHE, with generous support from Casto Interprofessional Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning, and is co-sponsored by the BuckLER Language Teaching Resource Center, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Center for Latin American Studies (with Title VI funds from the US Department of Education).

Minseok Choi awarded TIRF grant

Min-Seok Choi’s dissertation project Disciplinary language and literacy practices for international students in architecture: Collaborative imagining through studio desk crits has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Grant by The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), in the area of Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, the Professions, and Educational Contexts. Congratulations, Minseok!