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Community building and foreign language learning: Language Tables at ND

Author: Charlene Dundek

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If you offered most students the opportunity to spend an extra hour in DeBart on a Wednesday evening after a long day of class, most would probably roll their eyes and walk away. However, if you walk into the multi-purpose room in the CSLC at that time, you would find it hard to hear yourself think over the sound of so many students talking and laughing. …

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EAP Workshop: Academia and Family Life

Author: Ricky Klee

This workshop explored the complicated ways an academic career relates to family life.  Topics included policies relating to childbirth accomodation, childcare, and medical coverage at Notre Dame, as well as new policies developed at other universities to assist doctoral students with children.…

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Spotlight: Maggie McDowell

Author: Selena Ponio and Charlene Dundek

Maggie McDowell, student manager at the CSLC, is a senior Program of Liberal Studies major and is fluent in French.  She got involved in the Center her freshman year because of her interest in promoting language learning and desire to be involved with the language learning community here at ND.  Watch her video to learn more about why she thinks the CSLC is an important space on campus! …

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New Minor in TESOL

Author: Joachim Castellano

On November 11, 2015, the University of Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters approved a Minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).

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EAP Workshop: A Little Grammar Goes a Long Way, Part II

Author: Belen Vicens

Originally published in 1959, Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style is one of the most influential English grammar books ever written. Written in a clear and concise manner, its eleven rules of grammar provide a necessary foundation for English writing. Part II of this two-session workshop, led by Belen Vicens, helps international graduate students master the second set of rules (7 to 11).…

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Celebrating 10 years of Fulbright FLTA Orientation at Notre Dame

Author: Charlene Dundek

This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Fulbright FLTA Orientation Program at the University of Notre Dame.  Scholars from 29 different countries gathered at ND to celebrate their arrival in America and prepare for the upcoming year of teaching their native languages in universities across the States.…

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EAP Workshop: How to Avoid Plagiarism

Author: Ricky Klee

This workshop focused on ways to present academic sources in an ethical and transparent manner.  Topics included a definition of plagiarism, a description of the harm it causes, and three strategies to use sources appropriately.  The workshop concluded with a discussion of citation forms and how to learn more about them. …

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Student and faculty honored with Spanish awards

Author: Charlene Dundek

Members of the ND community will be honored by the Indiana Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese this upcoming week.  The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 7th during the AATSP Business Meeting, which is part of the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association Conference.…

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