By Linda Markley Linda is a retired Spanish and French teacher, who won the first Joint National Committee on Languages (JNCL) Power of Advocacy Award Unlike most murder mysteries and other tales of fiction that are playing out in education today, the case of computer coding or computer science counting as world languages credit for
By Sahara Al-Madi The Thai language and Korean language both have something in common. They both had their written systems established by a king! The former King Ramkhamhaeng the Great who ruled the Sukhothai Kingdom from 1279-1298 initiated the Thai inscription in 1292. By promoting the use of the writing system, he changed the future
As you are making plans for your well-deserved summer break we want to remind you of a wonderful Summer Professional Development opportunity on July 24-25: NNELL’s Summer Summit! This year the theme for NNELL’s Summer Summit is “Unlocking the Power of Languages.” They have an exciting lineup of early language professionals who are presenting on
Maryland State Liaison Dr. Richard Dabrowski, who oversees Russian andUkrainian instruction for government employees, spent two weeks in Poland inMay attending a special course in Ukrainian at the University of Warsaw. Hisreport on his trip, lightly edited was as follows: The timing of my current trip to Poland centers on a summer Ukrainian language and
Missouri State Liaison Dr. Lisa Dorner reports that the University of Missouri at Columbia will host the annual Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) conference on June 7-10, 2023, in Columbia, Missouri. This is a multistate conference focused on the integration of Latin@s/Latinxs/Hispanics and immigrants in new destinations, and it provides a professional development opportunity
Turkiye Liaison Gülşen Şencan is developing an original project is to create an Augmented Reality (AR) guide that transforms audio guides into sign language to facilitate access to museums for the hearing impaired. This project, titled “AR Museum Guide with Sign Language in Museums” will be based on exhibits in the Imaret Museum, located in
The PEARLL (Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning) Title VI Language Resource Center at the University of Maryland National Foreign Language Center is offering an in-person Leadership Academy this summer from July 12th to 14th, 2023. This academy is focused on enhancing the effectiveness of current or aspiring leaders in the language field.
By Sahara Al-Madi There are over 85.5 million reported Cantonese/Yue speakers worldwide!(Eberhard, Simons & Fennig, 2022). Cantonese is an important language to highlight as it represents a large population living within our global community who think, dream, and create just as we all do. They share a deep rooted history, culture and their impact continues