Current Events

Exploring Multimodal Literacies through the Linguistic Landscape in the L2 Classroom

Date: March 3, 2021

Time: 10:00- 11:30AM (Arizona)

Location: Online


Presented by Sebastien Dubreil, Professor of French and Francophone Studies, Second Language Acquisition and Technology-Enhanced Learning at Carnegie Mellon University. Linguistic Landscape (LL) studies have grown as a field and has led to a keen interest in using the linguistic landscape to foster second language (L2) learning. LL researchers and L2 educators have specifically focused […]

Reading Multimodally: Guiding L2 Learners to Interpret Everyday Web Texts

Date: April 7, 2021

Time: 4- 5:30PM (Arizona), UTC-7

Location: Online

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Webinar presented by Kristen Michelson, Assistant Professor of French and Applied Linguistics at Texas Tech University.  Contemporary communication and literacy practices increasingly occur in virtual spaces where texts are inherently multimodal. Yet, research and practice in second language (L2) reading lags behind everyday literacy practices by focusing primarily on linguistic modes of communication while underplaying […]

CMES Language Workshop Call for Papers Announcement 2021

Consortium of Middle East National Resource Centers’ Virtual Language Workshop Transformative Paradigms in the Middle East Language Classroom: Learning, Pedagogy, and Curriculum Development Extended Proposal Submission Deadline: February 19, 2021 Guest Speakers: Dr. Yass Alizadeh (Lecturer of Persian, New York University) Dr. Emma Trentman (Associate Professor of Arabic, University of New Mexico) The 2016 Western […]

Translation in the Multilingual Language Classroom: Rationale, Roles and Activity Design

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 4-5:30 PM (Arizona), UTC-7

Location: Online

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A webinar presented by Sonia Colina and Sara Albrecht, University of Arizona. Pedagogical translation is making a comeback in the multilingual language classroom as an activity that promotes literacy, metalinguistic and cultural awareness, translanguaging, language diversity, and community engagement.  While theoretical papers on this topic are becoming more common, practical guidance for teachers on how […]

Webinar presented by Natalie Amgott, a doctoral candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona. In the twenty-first century, the growing importance of multicultural and multilingual competences is undeniable in our global economy (Douglas Fir Group, 2016). While decades of educators have called for channeling the “multi” into our modes, genres, […]

Webinar Presented by Manuela Wagner, Professor in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut. In this webinar we start by reflecting on connections between teaching languages and preparing our students for the challenges they (and we as a society) face (see UN global issues). Questions include: What should students learn […]

8th Intercultural Competence Conference

Start date: January 27, 2022 - End date: January 30, 2022

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Call for Proposals: Submission deadline June 4, 2021. ICC 2020: Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity, and Access January 27-30, 2022 A hybrid event in Tucson, Arizona, and online Plenary Speakers: * Uju Anya, Pennsylvania State University, USA * Maria Dasli, University of Edinburgh, Scotland * Jennifer Pipitone, College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA […]