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Jan
22
Mon
Research Talk by Dr. Felix Kronenberg @ B342 Wells Hall
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join CAL, CeLTA Staff, and the CeLTA Director Search Committee for a research talk by Dr. Felix Kronenberg, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, Director of the Language Learning Center, Rhodes College, Memphis Tennessee.

Research Talk Title: The Normalization of Physical Language Learning Spaces

The basic blueprint of the physical language classroom has not changed all that much in over a century, even as new language teaching methods and approaches, new technologies, and new interdisciplinary insights into better ways to support learning have greatly advanced during that same timeframe. Therefore, it is time to address the built environment’s power over how we teach languages, the “built pedagogy,” and look critically at that classroom blueprint.

Dr. Felix Kronenberg will analyze how classrooms and other physical spaces for language learning have become so normalized that alternative designs are an exception rather than the norm. He will discuss the implications that physical spaces have for learning and teaching in general and for languages in particular, and how interdisciplinary research can lead to a reconceptualization of physical language learning space design.

Jan
23
Tue
CeLTA Vision Talk by Dr. Felix Kronenberg @ B135 CeLTA Space
Jan 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join CAL, CeLTA Staff, and the CeLTA Director Search Committee for a “CeLTA Vision Talk” from Dr. Felix Kronenberg, Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures, Director of the Language Learning Center, Rhodes College, Memphis Tennessee.

After the Vision Talk, there will be a reception with light refreshments, during which time you can meet with Dr. Kronenberg and ask questions about his potential directorship, teaching, and research at MSU.

 

Jan
24
Wed
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Jan 24 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Drop in anytime during this 2 hour window to learn more about to learn about this exciting study abroad opportunity!
Technology Humanities, and the Arts in London
25 May – 23 June 2018
In this program, students will explore changes in arts and humanities through hands-on workshops, attend plays and performances, visit museums and galleries, converse with guest speakers, go on a day trip outside the city, and immerse themselves in the culture of London, one of the creative capitals of the world!
Jan
29
Mon
Research Talk by Dr. Alejandro Cuza-Blanco @ B342 Wells Hall
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join CAL, CeLTA Staff, and the CeLTA Director Search Committee for a research talk by Dr. Alejandro Cuza-Blanco, Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, Director of Linguistics, and Director of the Heritage Language Program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Purdue University.

Research Talk Title:  The Acquisition of Spanish as a Heritage Language during Childhood: Reconciling Formal and Pedagogical Theorizing

The first part of this talk discusses the acquisition of grammatical gender and N/ADJ word order in Spanish-English bilingual children. A picture-naming task revealed overextension of the masculine form and high levels of ungrammatical word order strings. There were no significant differences by age with gender concord or N/ADJ word order. I argue that the differences found stem from a re-assembly of gender features leading to both morphological and syntactic variability. This approach conceptualizes heritage language variation along the lines of current linguistic theorizing regarding the role of innate linguistic principles and language experience. The second part of the talk discusses the role of literacy instruction in the development of reading and writing skills in young Spanish heritage children (K-4). Measures included phonological awareness, receptive vocabulary knowledge, word reading accuracy and fluency. Results showed significant gains for the treatment group across all measures. Contextualized and explicit instruction on word reading and decoding, as well as oral language and vocabulary knowledge, helped the children develop literacy skills in their L1. The study provides strong evidence towards validating the efficacy of service-learning/engagement programs aimed at facilitating early child bilingual development.

Jan
30
Tue
CeLTA Vision Talk by Dr. Alejandro Cuza-Blanco @ B135 CeLTA Space
Jan 30 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join CAL, CeLTA Staff, and the CeLTA Director Search Committee for a research talk by Dr. Alejandro Cuza-Blanco, Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, Director of Linguistics, and Director of the Heritage Language Program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Purdue University.

After the Vision Talk, there will be a reception with light refreshments, during which time you can meet with Dr. Cuza-Blanco and ask questions about his potential directorship, teaching, and research at MSU.

 

Feb
1
Thu
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library
Feb 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Info Session: Tech, Humanities, & the Arts in London Study Abroad @ Digital Scholarship Lab, Main Library | East Lansing | Michigan | United States
Drop in anytime during this 2 hour window to learn more about to learn about this exciting study abroad opportunity!
Technology Humanities, and the Arts in London
25 May – 23 June 2018
In this program, students will explore changes in arts and humanities through hands-on workshops, attend plays and performances, visit museums and galleries, converse with guest speakers, go on a day trip outside the city, and immerse themselves in the culture of London, one of the creative capitals of the world!
Feb
2
Fri
Speaker: Ted Underwood on “Distant Reading and Perspective” @ Wells Hall, B234
Feb 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Speaker: Ted Underwood on “Distant Reading and Perspective” @ Wells Hall, B234 | East Lansing | Michigan | United States

Join us for a talk by Ted Underwood, Professor of English and Information Science at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on “Distant Reading and the Problem of Perspective”.

This talk is part of the English Department’s Distant Reading Workshop. All are welcome to attend!