Save the date: 2021 Chicago Language Symposium (on Zoom!) Saturday, April 17. FREE early registration by April 12. This year’s topic is Peer Collaboration and Second Language Learning: Innovations and Reflections.
Keynote: Peer learning in L1 and L2: Teaching foreign language with Concept-Based Language Instruction (C-BLI)
Speaker: Dr. Amy Snyder Ohta, Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics/Japanese, University of Washington, Seattle.
*Note presentations by our own Xuehua Xiang, Duosi Meng, and Dolly Weber.
More information on the website (including free late registration). The annual Chicago Language Symposium is co-sponsored by LCLC UIC, Northwestern, U of Chicago, and DePaul, which is hosting this year’s virtual conference.
Registration is ongoing: How about showing your students how the skills they learn in your classes can make them stronger candidates for any job they choose? Consider a Career Day or a Resume Building Day: LCLC can help you set that up. Many students don’t realize how their language skills can be an asset in marketing, health care, the legal field, all levels of management, HR, etc., and most students have very basic resumes. Giving students an idea about the possibilities that their language skills open for them and helping them polish their resumes are two very practical ways to help students succeed... and encourage them to continue in LCSL language, linguistics, culture and literature classes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for tips on how to set up a Career Day for your upper- or lower-level classes.
Peer tutoring class is open for Fall 2021: please encourage your upper-level or 104 students to fill out the short application and find out more on the Peer Tutoring website. This one-credit class includes training and hands-on tutoring—and looks great on their resume.
Need a break? LCLC Peer Tutoring Instagram has lots of fun facts about Luis Mariano, Ostereibäume, Sicilian eggplant parm, and Ushuaia. Peruvian punk bands, anyone? Peer tutor Lainey has info on that on the LCLC Peer Tutor Blog.
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