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Language Change in 19th Century Ireland: A New Interpretation?

Author: Jess Hannon

Aidan Doyle

University College Cork

Monday December 3, 2018 3:30pm

Room 1050 Jenkins Nanovic Hall

In this talk, Professor Aidan Doyle of University College Cork will take up the controversial subject of the language shift from Irish to English in 19th-century Ireland. 

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Plagiarism: What It Is and How to Avoid It

Author: Christopher Scheirer

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 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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Academic Etiquette in Advisor/Student Relationships

Author: Christopher Scheirer

This workshop explored key strategies for fostering healthy and successful relationships between students and their academic advisors and professors.  Topics included how to ask your professor for help, how to request letters of recommendation, and how to write emails in the appropriate style and language.…

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Linguistics and TESOL courses

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

The CSLC will be offering the following courses in Spring 2019: 

CSLC 20302-01
Sociolinguistics of Second Language Acquisition 
MW 12:30pm- 1:45pm
CRN 26034

CSLC 30101-01
Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
MW 2:00pm-3:15pm
CRN 25168

CSLC 20303-01
Pedagogical English Grammar
TR 12:30pm-1:45pm
CRN 27490…

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Call for Faculty Stories: Mango Languages

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

Mango Languages is a language-learning software which teaches practical conversation and valuable cultural insight for new languages. Using an encouraging, conversational style, Mango offers 70+ languages, including many which are less commonly taught such as Haitian Creole, Cherokee, Punjabi, and Thai. Mango Languages

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Chinese American Fusion Music Concert

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

The Chinese Language Program and Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures hosted the concert, Where Chinese and American Soulmates Meet through Music on Thursday, September 20th, in the McKenna Hall Auditorium. The event was well-attended. 

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Interpreting Subtext in Conversational English

Author: Christopher Scheirer

Have you ever left a conversation worried that you've misinterpreted a person's meaning or intention?  Then this workshop was definitely for you!  In this workshop, we learned how to identify, interpret, and practice some of the verbal signals and cues that native English speakers use to indirectly communicate intention and meaning. Examples included when "yes" or "maybe" actually means "no thank you."…

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Faculty Talk

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

Should we explicitly teach grammar in the L2-classroom, and if so, how can we do it well? Those two questions framed the lecture by Dr. Scott Windham, Associate Professor of German at Elon University, which he delivered at the CSLC on October 10.

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Harvest Apple Picking

Author: Christopher Scheirer

The EAP Program is going apple picking! 

On October 27 at 11:00am, we will meet at the main circle and carpool to Kercher's Sunrise Orchards to pick apples and pumpkins and enjoy the fun activities and food they have there. Then, we'll go to EAP Post-doc Chris Scheirer's house to carve pumpkins in preparation for Halloween.…

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SLA Grant Benefactors Meet Grant Recipients

Author: Tokozile Mlambo

Last Wednesday, the Buser family, one of the benefactors of the SLA grant, met with some of the students who have been impacted by their generosity through study abroad. This was a wonderful opportunity, and the students were able to share their experiences as well as share how the program has impacted them. We continue to thank the Buser family as well as other benefactors who make the SLA program possible! Read about SLA grant recipients' experiences here

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US Classroom Culture

Author: Christopher Scheirer

In this workshop, we discussed the cultural norms, behavior, and expectations of the American university classroom.  We then explored techniques that students and teachers can utilize for participating in and leading classroom discussions, interacting with other students, and working in groups.  We modeled effective question asking strategies and how to encourage student engagement and interactive learning.…

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Mango Languages

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

Here is the latest data on Notre Dame's use of Mango Languages, the language learning platform:

  • 20,958 Overall Sessions

    Mango

  • 3,058 Registered Users
  • + 2% Monthly Growth

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Visiting Faculty

Author: Guieswende Rouamba

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Joachim Castellano visited the CSLC on Friday, September 7 and gave two talks, one for faculty and one for students. The faculty talk, titled “Learning Languages with Apps,” reviewed language learning apps such as Rosetta Stone, Mango, Memrise, Liulishuo, and Fluent Forever. After evaluating the apps, Joachim presented how these apps can supplement language courses taught in traditional environments.…

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