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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.
The 16th Colloquium on Language Teaching was held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10:00 am. The keynote speaker, Dr. Dale Koike (UT Austin), presented "Heritage Language and Learning/Teaching: From Research to Practice."
A recording of the keynote is available on the event page.
The MA in Language Teaching program hosts an essay-writing contest open to high school juniors and seniors currently enrolled in a heritage/second language class.
Students participating in the 2022 contest answered 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.’
The 2022 Grand Prize Winner is Magda García, a student at Bryan High School in a Spanish For Heritage Speakers 5-6 class.
The 2022 Runner-up Winner is Danielle Manning, a student at Lincoln Southwest High School in an AP French class.
Read the winning essays:
|Magda García||Danielle Manning|
|Magda's Essay (English Version)||Danielle's Essay (English Version)|
|Magda's Essay (Spanish Version)||Danielle's Essay (French Version)|
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.
The grand prize includes a $200 Amazon gift card and runner-up prizes include a $100 Amazon gift card.
Claudia García Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Spanish
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