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Feb
21
Fri
Second Language Studies Symposium @ TBA
Feb 21 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Second Language Studies Symposium

Friday, February 21, 2020

For the day’s schedule,  please click here.

 

Featuring:

Multi-Competence, Translanguaging, and Multimodal Learning

Li Wei, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

https://iris.ucl.ac.uk/iris/browse/profile?upi=LWEIX65

This is a conceptual paper that aims to extend the concept of Linguistic Multi-Competence and advance Translanguaging as a research perspective (in addition to pedagogical approach). It focuses on the theoretical foundations of Translanguaging and explores the implications for language teaching and learning in particular and for bilingualism and multilingualism research generally. Core issues such as the role of L1, transfer, learner autonomy, will be revisited from the Translanguaging perspective. Empirical examples from self-directed mobile language learning will be used to demonstrate the added value of the Translanguaging approach.

Instructional approaches to multiword items in a second language: A critical review

Frank Boers, Western University, London, Ontario

https://www.edu.uwo.ca/faculty-profiles/frank-boers.html

The past two decades have witnessed a proliferation of studies on multiword items (phraseological units such as collocations, idioms and phrasal verbs), including research on the effectiveness of diverse interventions intended to help learners acquire such items. Studies on the effectiveness of these interventions are typically of a comparative nature, where the learning gains resulting from a given procedure are found to be significantly greater than the gains observed under a comparison or control condition.  In this talk I will review a collection of such studies adopting a practitioner’s perspective in doing so. It will be argued, for example, that some of the approaches put to the test in empirical research are unlikely to be tried by teachers owing to the substantial investment of time and effort they require. A recurring theme in the talk will be the distinction between statistical significance and pedagogical significance of the research findings. While it is of course useful to detect whether one treatment condition leads to more learning than another according to inferential statistics, it is also worth taking a closer look at descriptive statistics to evaluate how encouraging the learning gains really are under the more successful treatment. The talk will conclude with suggestions for further, pedagogy-oriented, research in this area.

 

Emil Ferris Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Library 4th Floor Green Room
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Emil Ferris Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Library 4th Floor Green Room

Emil Ferris | Friday, February 21 | MSU Library 4th Floor Green Room | 7pm

Emil Ferris is a writer, artist, and designer from Chicago, Illinois, whose first graphic novel, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters, has earned her international acclaim and many awards, including the Gran Guinigi Award for Best Graphic Novel and Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album–two of the comics industry’s highest honors. Ferris is the 2020 Comics Forum Creator Keynote Speaker.

Into the Woods @ MSU Auditorium Fairchild Theatre
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm
Into the Woods @ MSU Auditorium Fairchild Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Directed by Deric McNish
Choreographed by Alisa Hauser
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

Be careful what you wish for in this magical world full of familiar fairytale characters. In this Tony Award-winning, deliciously dark musical, everyone’s wish is granted, but at a price.

FAIRCHILD THEATRE

Performance Dates:

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, February 20, 2020 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. wwwMTIShows.com

Feb
22
Sat
Nick Sousanis Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Library 2nd Floor DSL Flex Space
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Nick Sousanis Visiting Artist Lecture @ MSU Library 2nd Floor DSL Flex Space

Nick Sousanis | Saturday, February 22 | MSU Library 2nd Floor DSL Flex Space |12pm

Nick Sousanis is an Eisner-winning comics author and an assistant professor of Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University, where he started a Comics Studies program. Sousanis’s award-winning book, Unflattening (2015), argues for the importance of visual thinking in teaching and learning.  Sousanis is the 2020 Comics Forum Scholar Keynote Speaker.

Into the Woods @ MSU Auditorium Fairchild Theatre
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm
Into the Woods @ MSU Auditorium Fairchild Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Directed by Deric McNish
Choreographed by Alisa Hauser
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

Be careful what you wish for in this magical world full of familiar fairytale characters. In this Tony Award-winning, deliciously dark musical, everyone’s wish is granted, but at a price.

FAIRCHILD THEATRE

Performance Dates:

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, February 20, 2020 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. wwwMTIShows.com

Into the Woods @ MSU Auditorium Fairchild Theatre
Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm
Into the Woods @ MSU Auditorium Fairchild Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Directed by Deric McNish
Choreographed by Alisa Hauser
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

Be careful what you wish for in this magical world full of familiar fairytale characters. In this Tony Award-winning, deliciously dark musical, everyone’s wish is granted, but at a price.

FAIRCHILD THEATRE

Performance Dates:

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, February 20, 2020 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. wwwMTIShows.com

Feb
23
Sun
Into the Woods @ MSU Auditorium Fairchild Theatre
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm
Into the Woods @ MSU Auditorium Fairchild Theatre | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…

Into the Woods

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Directed by Deric McNish
Choreographed by Alisa Hauser
Musical Direction by Dave Wendelberger

Be careful what you wish for in this magical world full of familiar fairytale characters. In this Tony Award-winning, deliciously dark musical, everyone’s wish is granted, but at a price.

FAIRCHILD THEATRE

Performance Dates:

Friday, February 14, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2:00pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, February 16, 2020 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, February 20, 2020 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com

INTO THE WOODS is presented through special arrangement Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. wwwMTIShows.com

Mar
2
Mon
Spring Break
Mar 2 @ 8:00 am – Mar 6 @ 9:00 am

Spring Break 2020

Mar
11
Wed
Dr. Kathleen Berzock Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Dr. Kathleen Berzock Visiting Scholar Lecture @ 107 South Kedzie Hall

Dr. Kathleen Berzock | Wednesday, March 11 | 107 S. Kedzie| 6pm

Dr. Kathleen Berzock is the Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, at the Block Museum, at Northwestern, specializing in African art. Her co-edited book (with Christa Clark) Representing Africa in American Art Museums: A Century of Collecting and Display (2010) chronicles more than a century of building and presenting collections of African art in the United States.

Mar
13
Fri
Bonnets: How Ladies of Good Breeding are Induced to Murder @ MSU Auditorium Studio 60
Mar 13 @ 8:00 pm
Bonnets: How Ladies of Good Breeding are Induced to Murder @ MSU Auditorium Studio 60 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

MSU Department of Theatre presents…

BONNETS: How Ladies of Good Breeding are Induced to Murder

By Jen Silverman
Directed by Ann Folino White

A Rock ‘n Roll Story of Unrequited Love, one about Lust, and another about Jealousy, that fall into each other across Space and Time, ending in a total blood bath, narrated by God.

STUDIO 60

Performance Dates: 
Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 8:00pm
*Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 2:00pm
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 7:30pm
**Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00pm
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00pm
Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 8:00pm
Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 2:00pm

* Director Pre-Show Discussion Sunday, March 15, 2020 at 1:15pm
** Post-Show Discussion on Thursday, March 19, 2020 (Following the Performance)

Tickets are available from the Wharton Center Box Office, 1.800.WHARTON, whartoncenter.com