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NCOLCTL 2018

Thanks to the travel grant from Berkeley Language Center, I attended the 21st Annual conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL). I try to attend this conference regularly as it is the only conference that focuses specifically on LCTLs. It is always nice to see colleagues from different universities, share our…

Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

At the Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages at UCLA, Karen Llagas, Cynthia Aban and I presented our paper “More than Tourists: Using Critical Pedagogy to Teach Filipino Heritage Learners. Karen Llagas served as lead presenter; she wrote the final paper based on the notes given to her by Cynthia Aban and myself. It was…

Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages

From February 16-17, 2018, I attended and presented at the Third International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages in UCLA. I presented a paper called “More than Tourists: Using Critical Pedagogy to Teach Filipino Heritage Learners.” This paper explored what it means to teach Filipino at UC Berkeley within the framework of critical pedagogy, and how this…

Teaching for Active and Engaged Learning Conference

Towards the end of February, I presented at the “Teaching for Active and Engaged Learning” conference, which is part of the annual Lilly Conferences on Evidence Based Teaching and Learning in Higher Ed. This conference serves as a platform for the presentation of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Educators from many universities and colleges…

Arabic Language Pedagogy Conference

Between December 15 and 17, 2017, I attended and presented at a conference titled: “Approaches and Challenges in Arabic Language Pedagogy” at the American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt. This conference is one of the very few conferences focused on the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign language. This was a chance to get…

ASEEES 2017

I attended the 49th Annual Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies in Chicago, Illinois, with funding from the Berkeley Language Center. While there, I presented a pedagogy paper and participated in a round table on Transgressions in Library Data. My paper, entitled “Having It All: Culture and the Four Skills…

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Recently, I attended the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association’s 71st annual convention in Spokane, Washington. I have been participating in the conference for many years now and, without exception, always come away reinvigorated and full of new ideas. I usually alternate my presentations between literature and pedagogy. As I gave a paper on pedagogy last…

AAAL 2017

I attended the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2017 conference in Portland, Oregon, in March. I presented my research entitled Cross-language discrimination of Korean consonants. My presentation provides a cross-linguistic perceptual test of Korean consonants by ten native speakers each of Chinese, English, and Korean. The study examines the misperception or insensitivity to native…

ASEEES 2016

In November, 2016 I attended the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies annual convention, held in Washington DC. This conference is the premier North American conference for scholars of language, literature, and culture of the East European and Eurasian regions. I have regularly participated in this conference since 2009. Engaging with other area…

ACTFL Convention – Boston 2016

ACTFL is a convention where language educators from all over the world get together to share and discuss the most recent research and trends in foreign/second language teaching. My experience of the convention last year was that is was focused on the “business” of teaching. This year the conference focused more on the processes of…

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