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Podcast 5:
Discourses in Dying Languages: My Story with Yiddish by Miriam Isaacs

What is the place of Yiddish in the context of a globalizing world? The role of Yiddish as a heritage language and its present uses by Jewish and non-Jewish speech communities around the world are considered, including Hasidim at one end of a cultural spectrum and European Christians at the other end. A theoretical description of the instruction of Yiddish and language competition with Hebrew and English is supplemented by a personal reflection on what it means to be a Yiddish speaker and Yiddish teacher in today's world. This video is from the Marian Jenkins Speaker Series

Podcast 4:
World Englishes by Rebecca Oxford & Rashi Jain

Discover the vast variety of “World Englishes”; how English has spread around the world and how World Englishes can be a two-edged sword, offering gifts and dangers. How do power, oppression, imperialism, and resistance link to World Englishes? This video is from the Marian Jenkins Speaker Series

Podcast 3: David Zorc's lecture on Language and Culture (Part 3) (audio 17:22)

Podcast 2: David Zorc's lecture on Language and Culture (Part 2) (audio 17:22)

Podcast 1: David Zorc's lecture on Language and Culture (Part 1) (audio 21:19)

The folowing podcasts were produced by the National Cpaital Language Resource Center, and are available through the NCLRC Language Resource Podcast

Global Career Opportunities & Languages wasa forum held on February 27, 2007 at George Washington University’s Marvin Center, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the forum was to inform young people of the potential careers they might find that would It was presented by the National Museum of Language (NML), in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC).

Maritza G. Gonzalez, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Global Career Opportunities & Languagesgc_mg

This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Maritza G. Gonzalez a Fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, chaired by Congresswoman Grace Flores Napolitano. Maritza was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelors degree in Neuroscience and minor in Spanish. Maritza plans on becoming a physician with a background in promotion of public health within the Latino community. WATCH

Richard L. Buangan, Department of Commerce, Global Career Opportunities & Languagesgc_rb

This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Richard L. Buangan who joined the United States Foreign Service in 1999 and is currently enrolled in Chinese Mandarin language training to prepare him for his next assignment as Deputy Press Spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China in 2008. Richard served as Special Assistant to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. He is the recipient of the Department of State’s Superior Honor Award. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Buangan holds a BA in Political Science and Economics Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and speaks French and Spanish. WATCH

Michael Choi, Department of Commerce, Global Career Opportunities & Languagesgc_mc

This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Michael Choi an NSEP Flagship Fellowship in 2004 who studied advanced Korean. He now works as an International Trade Specialist focusing on Korea/Taiwan with the Market Access and Compliance section of the International Trade Administration within the Department of Commerce. WATCH

Stacia Falat, National Security Education Program (NSEP), Global Career Opportunities & Languagesgc_sf

This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Stacia Falat a Research Specialist supporting NSEP award recipients who are seeking federal positions to fulfill their service requirement. WATCH

Edmond Collier, National Security Education Program (NSEP), Global Career Opportunities & Languagesgc_ec

This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Edmond Collier the Deputy Director of the National Security Education Program (NSEP). He wrote the guidance that established procedures for NSEP. Dr. Collier directs the program's external affairs and chairs the Service Committee, which approves federal work done by NSEP award recipients. WATCH

Everette Jordan, National Virtual Translation Center, Global Career Opportunities & Languagesgc_ej

This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Everette Jordan the founding Director of the Intelligence Community's National Virtual Translation Center. In this role, he and his staff have created a national cadre of translators whose mission is to handle the overflow of foreign language material needing translation by the various agencies and bureaus within the Intelligence Community. A translator by training, Mr. Jordan has held several working-level, managerial, administrative, and staff positions within the Intelligence Community and Capitol Hill. Realizing that language ability is a perishable commodity, he works to maintain his proficiency in Arabic, Russian, and Spanish. He holds a B.A. in Russian from the University of Md. and an M.A. in Theology from St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. WATCH

 

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