Speaking of Language
S4E12 - Amanda Brown - Immersive versus Non-Immersive Language Teaching

S4E12 - Amanda Brown - Immersive versus Non-Immersive Language Teaching

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.”

S4E11 - Uttiyo Raychaudhuri (rebroadcast) – Global Learning at Cornell

S4E11 - Uttiyo Raychaudhuri (rebroadcast) – Global Learning at Cornell

November 13, 2019

We’re taking a breather this week and are re-broadcasting one of our favorite older episodes, our December 2018 season finale featuring Cornell’s Uttiyo Raychaudhuri. Since this conversation took place, Dr. Raychaudhuri has moved from his position as the first Executive Director for the Office of Global Learning at Cornell to serve as a strategy consultant to the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs. Whether you’re listening for the first time, or revisiting the conversation, we hope you enjoy and appreciate Dr. Raychaudhuri’s vision for international engagement and global citizenship.

S4E10 - Cornell World Languages Day

S4E10 - Cornell World Languages Day

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/

S4E9 - Alternatives in Language Education: Cornell’s Prison Education Program

S4E9 - Alternatives in Language Education: Cornell’s Prison Education Program

October 30, 2019

In this episode, two Cornell colleagues join us to discuss their experiences teaching language to incarcerated students. Makda Weatherspoon is a Senior Lecturer of Arabic, and Tess Wheelwright is the Academic Director of the Cornell Prison Education Program (CPEP).

Learn more about CPEP at https://cpep.cornell.edu/

S4E8 - Leah Sweet - Museums and Language Teaching

S4E8 - Leah Sweet - Museums and Language Teaching

October 23, 2019

Leah Sweet, the Lynch Curatorial Coordinator for Academic Programs at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art on Cornell’s campus, discusses how museums can be integrated into language teaching. She also touches on the current Johnson exhibition of contemporary art about the movement of people across the globe.

Learn more about the Johnson Museum, including current, past, and upcoming exhibits, at https://museum.cornell.edu/

S4E7 - Margaret Malone - Language Assessment Literacy

S4E7 - Margaret Malone - Language Assessment Literacy

October 16, 2019

Margaret Malone is the Director of the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center at Georgetown University, a Research Professor at Georgetown, and she is also the Director of ACTFL’s Center for Assessment, Research and Development. She was on campus as part of our monthly LRC Speaker Series and gave a talk titled “What do students and instructors need to understand about language assessment and what do language assessment developers and researchers need to know about students and instructors?” We continue to discuss strategies for overcoming the potential disconnect between test users and test developers in language assessment in this episode.

A video of Margaret's talk is available at lrc.cornell.edu/speaker-series and on the LRC's YouTube channel.

S4E6 - Allyssa Ford - 🎶 In the Navy 🎶

S4E6 - Allyssa Ford - 🎶 In the Navy 🎶

October 9, 2019

Allyssa Ford, a student at Cornell’s S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, discusses her experience as a linguist for the United States Navy, and her time in their intensive language school as well as working with civilian language analysts in the NSA.

S4E5 - Nisa Burns - Heritage Learning, Multilingualism, and Global Change

S4E5 - Nisa Burns - Heritage Learning, Multilingualism, and Global Change

October 2, 2019

Cornell undergraduate Nisa Burns shares her experiences learning multiple Southeast Asian languages and how study abroad has influenced her future aspirations for language revitalization.

S4E4 - Candace Black - State-Level Developments in World Language Education

S4E4 - Candace Black - State-Level Developments in World Language Education

September 25, 2019
How does a state government affect language education on a national or global level? Candace Black joins us from the New York State Education Department’s Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages to share her experience. More information about her office and the revisions to the New York State Standards for World Languages can be found at http://nysed.gov/world-languages/. Candace can be reached at candace.black@nysed.gov or 518-473-7505. Learn more about New York's language teachers' association NYSAFLT at https://nysaflt.org.
S4E3 - Edvan Brito - Language Variation, Race, and Migration

S4E3 - Edvan Brito - Language Variation, Race, and Migration

September 18, 2019

Edvan Brito joins us to discuss what the Brazilian settlements called favelas can teach us about how language, race, and geography intersect.

Dr. Brito is Assistant Professor and Director of the Portuguese Program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. He was on Cornell's campus as part of the monthly LRC Speaker Series, and gave a talk titled “Using Social and Cultural Issues to Promote Language Learning and Cultural Awareness: Language Variation, Race, and Migration.”

Watch Dr. Brito's talk here.