February 26, 2020
Angelika interviews some fellow attendees of Language Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.
- Trey Calvin, Managing Director of JNCL-NCLIS
- Rebecca Blouwolff, ACTFL Teacher of the Year 2020, French, Wellesley Middle School in Wellesley, MA
- Jenny Delfini, Spanish, Lenape Elementary in New Paltz, NY
- Keith Cothrun, Executive Director of AATG
- Meredith White, Spanish, Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, GA
We learn what LAD is all about, why it is so important to advocate for languages on the Hill, and how these colleagues share what they learned back in their schools and districts. To learn more about Language Advocacy Day, legislative priorities, and what you can do to advocate for languages, visit languagepolicy.org.
February 19, 2020
Cornell senior Charlie Accurso describes his experiences as a Foreign Language and Area Studies fellow, and the many opportunities he has been afforded as a speaker of many languages.
FLAS Fellowships are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and help graduate and undergraduate students acquire high levels of competence in languages that are deemed critical to the national needs of the United States, and also to gain a fuller understanding of the areas, regions, or countries in which those languages are commonly used. At Cornell, FLAS fellowships are offered through the South Asia Program and the Southeast Asia Program.
The following languages are offered:
- Bengali, Hindi, Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Sinhala, Tamil, Modern Tibetan, Urdu (SAP)
- Burmese, Khmer, Indonesian/Malay, Filipino (Tagalog), Thai, Vietnamese (SEAP)
Application deadline is Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm. For more information, visit bit.ly/CornellFLAS
February 12, 2020
Sam and Angelika welcome John Graves, the newest team member at the Cornell University Language Resource Center. John talks about growing up in a bilingual household, considers how to apply his educational philosophies as the new instructional designer and project manager at the LRC, and shares some heart-pounding stories from his past teaching experiences.
February 5, 2020
The Makerspace in Cornell Univesity's Mann Library, the "mannUfactory," is a place of experiential learning, where students, faculty, and staff can exercise their creativity and develop new crafts and skills. Emerging Literacies Librarian Camille Andrews gives us the scoop.
To learn more about the mannUfactory, visit https://makerspace.library.cornell.edu/
January 29, 2020
We dive into Cornell’s Translator-Interpreter Program, a student-run organization that offers its services to the surrounding community. Student executive board members Dana Slayton, Pearl Ngai, and Ruby Li join us to discuss what TIP has to offer.
To learn more about TIP, visit https://cornell.campusgroups.com/tip/home/
December 6, 2019
Since ASL is a visual form of communication, we present this episode as a video, rather than the usual audio-only format. You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/cIcmaj7kkpk
A transcription of this conversation, adapted from the real-time translation occurring in the studio, is available at https://tinyurl.com/brendaschertz.
A second version of the conversation, with a new translation, is forthcoming.
For the final episode of the fourth season of the Speaking of Language podcast, Sam and Angelika speak with Brenda Schertz, the senior lecturer in American Sign Language and coordinator of the ASL Program here at Cornell. Brenda holds a BFA from the Art Institute of Boston, and a Masters in Sign Language Education from Gallaudet University. Brenda and interpreter Mareike Larsen discuss interpreter training, art, film, and all things American Sign Language.
November 27, 2019
In honor of Thanksgiving, Sam and Angelika ask students, faculty, and staff around the LRC what they're thankful for.
We'll be back next week with our special final episode of the semester!
November 20, 2019
Amanda Brown lets us in on the sometimes surprising results of her research into immersive and non-immersive language teaching. Dr. Brown is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Syracuse University. She was on campus as part of our monthly LRC Speaker Series, and gave a talk titled “Immersive versus Non-Immersive Language Teaching: Experimental Studies in English, French, and Arabic Classrooms.”
November 6, 2019
Sam and Angelika are joined by Cornell's Abby Cohn and Katie Blake to recap the premier Cornell World Languages Day. The pilot event brought high school students from the community to Cornell's campus to celebrate world languages and cultures. The four discuss the impact it had on participating students and Cornell participants.
Learn more about Cornell World Languages Day at http://wld.lrc.cornell.edu/