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.

Language Pod 10th anniversary!

This Stroop Effect cookie comes from our after-hours reception in COSI’s Life exhibit to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Ohio State’s Language Sciences Research Lab at the Columbus Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Guests had opportunities to experience what it’s like to be in a research study about language, ask our computer “Avatar” questions about the pod, and chat with our student researchers. Language Pod Director Laura Wagner spoke about the past decade and on what we hope to accomplish in the future!

Saida Mohamed AAUW Dissertation Fellow

I am a member of the dissertation committee of Saida Mohamed, a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University. Saida has just been awarded an Association of American University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship for the 2022-23 award year. Her dissertation examines the multilingual literacies (Somali, English, Kiswahili, Classical Arabic) of three families and their five to fourteen-year-old children of Somali and refugee background living in Nairobi, Kenya. Through the lenses of literacy as a social practice and funds of knowledge, Saida explores the connections between the children’s dugsi, school, and home language and literacy learning experiences and analyze how children and parents live and understand these experiences. 

AAAL 2022

I attended the 2022 Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, held in person in Pittsburgh, overlapping with March Madness. Grace Kim and I presented a paper, ‘Bilingual, multimodal, and collaborative sense-making in a science museum’, in which we examined the ways Spanish-speaking family groups with bilingual children on a visit to a science museum worked collaboratively and multimodally to find information and construct knowledge. It was wonderful to see friends and former advisees, got me looking forward to AAAL 2023 in Portland!

Grace Kim awarded travel grant

Grace Kim has been awarded the T&L Graduate Student Travel Grant and the ORIC Graduate Student Travel Award for the trip to present our co-authored paper, ‘Bilingual, multimodal, and collaborative sense-making in a science museum” at the American Association for Applied Linguistic Conference in March 2022.

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).

FLRT speaker to demystify IRB process

FLRT’s first invited speaker event of the year features Sarah Hersch from OSU’s Office of Responsible Research Practice (ORRP). She will talk about the IRB application process and share some helpful tips followed by a Q/A session. The event will be held on Zoom on October 29th, 5-6PM and Zoom link will be sent to all members in the upcoming days. If you are not already a member of FLRT and would like to join, email FLRT President Emre Basok at basok.2@osu.edu