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Intercultural Citizenship at the Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning

Last month, I participated in the annual Lilly Conference on Evidence-Based Teaching and Learning, in Anaheim, CA. The theme of the conference was “Active and Engaged Learning.” I was invited to present on “Teaching Intercultural Communicative Competence and Social Engagement”—a subject I have been implementing in my courses and currently researching through the BLC Fellowship.…

Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL)

On May 17-18, with support from a BLC travel grant, I attended and presented at the annual conference of the Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages (COTSEAL) at the University of Washington-Seattle. I've been involved with COTSEAL since 1990, and I was President from 2014-17. The conference is usually held at the University of…

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I recently attended the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association’s 72nd Annual Convention in Cheyenne, Wyoming. True to nature, the conference had an excellent variety of multilingual pedagogy and literature sessions. This is the one conference I make sure to attend. It is large enough to provide variety but small enough to promote a collegiate ambiance…

Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies

I received funds from the BLC, which allowed me to travel to the annual meeting of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies between December 5 and 8, 2018 in Boston, MA. There, I presented a paper entitled “Visual Economies: War Photographs in Circulation In and After Yugoslavia” and chaired a panel on…

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…

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