Speaker Series

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The LRC arranges and sponsors events of intellectual interest to language educators. Each year, we bring four to six invited speakers to campus.

Join us to gain deeper insights into ongoing trends in teaching methodology and meet nationally and internationally renowned practitioners and researchers. All LRC Speaker Series events meet in G25 Stimson Hall and are also live-streamed on Zoom.

Please check the events calendar for upcoming talks. Please also take a brief survey, sharing your ideas and suggestions for future topics and speakers. 

Upcoming talks

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
4:30 pm
Margaret E. Malone
Georgetown University

What do students and instructors need to understand about language assessment 
and what do language assessment developers and researchers need to know about students and instructors?

November 13, 2019
3:00 pm

Amanda Brown
Syracuse University

Immersive versus Non-Immersive Language Teaching:
Experimental Studies in English, French, and Arabic Classrooms



September 12, 2019 Edvan Brito
University of Arkansas
Edvan Brito

Using Social and Cultural Issues to Promote Language Learning and Cultural Awareness:
Language Variation, Race, and Migration

April 16, 2019 Charlene Polio
Michigan State University
Charlene Polio

Are Some Languages Really More "Difficult" to Learn?

March 27, 2019 Sarah Mercer
University of Graz,
Sarah Mercer

The Secret Ingredient of Effective Language Teaching: Teacher Wellbeing

November 16, 2018 Christian Hilchey
University of Texas, Austin
Christian Hilchey

Open Media and the Next Frontier in Open Education

October 25, 2018 Patsy Lightbown
Concordia University
Patsy Lightbown

Putting Form-Focused Instruction in its Place

September 28, 2018 Celeste Kinginger
Penn State University

Language Learning in Intercultural Encounters Abroad