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Oct
29
Thu
W.E.B. Du Bois on Latin America and the Caribbean – Live Event
Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm

W.E.B. Du Bois on Latin America and the Caribbean – Live Event

Join the event on Youtube or Facebook on Oct 29 @ 3:00 pm EST

Moderators: Leonora Paula (English) and Rashida Harrison (James Madison)

Speakers Agustin Lao-Montes (University of Massachusetts–Amherst), Juliana Góes (University of Massachusetts-Amherst), and Jorge Daniel Vásquez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador/University of Massachusetts-Amherst) will explore W.E.B. Du Bois’s relation to Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on his research and writings about the Americas – specifically Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti, as well as his interventions as a public intellectual and political activist. The speakers will also engage the contemporary relevance of Du Bois’s epistemic and political legacies to current debates around Epistemologies of the Global South, Post/Decolonial Critique, Africana Critical Theory, Diaspora Studies, and the Du Boisian Turn in Sociology.

 

Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Shifting classroom goals and expectations @ Zoom

Educators from all levels, backgrounds, and content areas are welcome to join a discussion on how they have had to change course objectives and expectations for  students during COVID-19 online teaching.  Time will be allotted for small group discussions for educators to share their own new practices and gain ideas from others. The last 15 minutes will be reserved to hear from attendees on new perspectives they will incorporate into their classrooms, lingering questions and doubts on online success, and comments from novice and veteran educators.

Please share within your networks! This event will not be recorded.

Register for Zoom link at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shifting-classroom-goals-and-expectations-tickets-125047148387

Nov
9
Mon
Excel Network Careers in Language Week – Alumni Panel on Careers in International Education
Nov 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Excel Network Careers in Language Week - Alumni Panel on Careers in International Education

Careers in Language Week is a series of week-long events intended to help students explore career fields that are possible with a language degree. This webinar will provide a variety of perspectives from alumni panelists who are working in International Education, including:

– an academic librarian at a university in Montreal

– an employee in the Office of Education Abroad at MSU

– an exchange coordinator for government programs

Register here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/604485

Jan
15
Fri
SoSLAP Sip and Stroll @ Meet at Blue Owl Coffee in East Lansing
Jan 15 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

 Meet with SoSLAP at Blue Owl Coffee in East Lansing. Grab or bring something hot to drink, and spend some time in the fresh air connecting with colleagues!

Jan
19
Tue
Time Management for Graduate Student Researchers @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/93798163438
Jan 19 @ 10:35 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. Aline Godfroid will be leading two discussions on time management for doctoral students in Second Language Studies and other research-focused grad programs. Do you find you need help balancing your research, coursework, and job? Want to organize so you still have time to socialize, read, and relax? Then these sessions are for you!

  1. Tuesday, January 19, 10:35 AM to noon
  2. February 23, 10:35 AM to noon

The second session will build on the first session and thus, will be most beneficial to people who also joined January 19.

Location: https://msu.zoom.us/j/93798163438

Please email SLS Graduate Student Joanne Koh, by clicking on “Email” above next to “Contact,” to receive the passcode to the meeting(s).

Feb
23
Tue
Time Management for Graduate Student Researchers @ https://msu.zoom.us/j/93798163438
Feb 23 @ 10:35 am – 12:00 pm

Dr. Aline Godfroid will be leading two discussions on time management for doctoral students in Second Language Studies and other research-focused grad programs. Do you find you need help balancing your research, coursework, and job? Want to organize so you still have time to socialize, read, and relax? Then these sessions are for you!

  1. Tuesday, January 19, 10:35 AM to noon
  2. February 23, 10:35 AM to noon

The second session will build on the first session and thus, will be most beneficial to people who also joined January 19.

Location: https://msu.zoom.us/j/93798163438

Please email SLS Graduate Student Joanne Koh, by clicking on “Email” above next to “Contact,” to receive the passcode to the meeting(s).

Feb
25
Thu
Panel Presentations & Discussion: Cultivating Early Multilingualism: A Global View of Advocacy and Research @ Panel Discussion
Feb 25 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Department of Romance and Classical Studies and the Second Language Studies Program at Michigan State University are pleased to welcome Johanna Barrantes, Isabelle Barth, Annick De Houwer, and Lisa Treffry-Goatley for a panel discussion on their association work, research, and advocacy in early multilingualism and multilingual education. The panel will be held on Thursday, February 25 at 11am EST/5pm CET/6pm SAST on Zoom, where speakers will discuss their association work and research in the European, South African, and U.S. contexts. Time will be reserved at the end for audience engagement through comments and questions. Those interested can follow this link to register for free or contact Meagan Driver at driverme@msu.edu to receive the Zoom link.

CultivatingEarlyMultilingualismMSU2021

Mar
5
Fri
Language Acquisition Planning: Social Actors Across Scales @ Online Event
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm

Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages:
LANGUAGE ACQUISITION PLANNING: SOCIAL ACTORS ACROSS SCALES
FRIDAY, MARCH 5
3:00 PM

Please RSVP at
https://forms.gle/aTr4BDHhRGUWDjxN8 for Zoom link

In this talk, I revisit language acquisition planning from a scalar perspective (e.g., De Costa & Canagarajah, 2016; Hogan-Brun & Hogan, 2013; Hult, 2016; Larsen-Freeman, 2018), reflecting on how all educational stakeholders are involved with language planning decisions. In his book Language Planning and Social Change, Cooper (1989) added language acquisition planning as a fundamental type of planning alongside corpus and status planning. The successful management of language form (corpus) and language function (status), he offered, requires careful planning about language learning in order to develop capacities for individual language use in social context.
Drawing on a body of research about what can be characterized as situated language policy and planning (Hult, 2014, 2017; Siiner, Hult & Kupisch, 2018), I explore how language acquisition planning goes beyond curricula to encompass the full range of decision-making by educational stakeholders including teachers and students (e.g., Hult, 2018; Menken & García, 2010), parents and families (e.g., Smith-Christmas, 2016), and other community members (e.g., McCarty, 2011). I use examples from a variety of studies to demonstrate how language acquisition planning is relevant for these different stakeholders. I conclude with suggestions for raising awareness about language acquisition planning in the training of teachers and administrators and in outreach to parents and communities.

FRANCIS M. HULT
University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Francis M. Hult is Professor and director of the TESOL program
at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). He has
published widely in the areas of educational linguistics, language
policy, and multilingualism. His recent books include Research
Methods in Language Policy and Planning (with Johnson) and
Language Policy and Language Acquisition Planning (with Siiner
and Kupisch). He is editor of the Educational Linguistics book
series for Springer, and together with Ofelia García he edits the
Contributions to the Sociology of Language book series for De
Gruyter.