We have a rich history of collaborating with our friends and neighbors, here in Omaha and beyond.
Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching
The Annual Colloquium on Language Teaching seeks to create a community of language teachers & learners, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and encourage research in the field of Language Education.
Please join us for the 16th Colloquium on Language Teaching on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10:00 am. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Dale Koike (UT Austin). Her presentation will be titled Heritage Language and Learning/Teaching: From Research to Practice.
This is a free event and is open to the public, but we do require registration.
Please register here.
Essay-Writing Contest: Why Languages Matter
The MA in Language Teaching program is hosting an essay-writing contest. We invite juniors and seniors currently enrolled in a heritage/second language class to participate.
The purpose of this event is to provide students a space to express how language matters in society today. We ask students to consider the ways in which language not only reflects our everyday reality, but also creates bridges and connections toward a better future.
Submit an 800 to 1000-word essay written in your second/heritage language answering the prompt: ‘Identify one of the major challenges for the world, your own community, or anywhere in between, in the decades ahead and describe how knowing multiple languages can help address it.’
Submit your work by February 6, 2022 (11:59 pm CST). Winners will be announced during World Languages Week, March 6-12. Follow this link to register for the contest and to submit your essay (Word/PDF): https://forms.gle/7Y3wuRBMgfrgToh36
Grand prize $200 Amazon gift card, and two-runner up prizes of one $100 Amazon gift card each. Awardees will be asked to provide a copy of their winning essay in English. We will publish the essay, both in the target and in English, in our website.
Rubric - coming soon
Claudia García Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
402- 554- 4837