Speaker Series

The LRC arranges and sponsors events of intellectual interest to language educators. Each year, we invite six to eight speakers to share best practices and engage in conversation.

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. All times listed are ET.

The LRC Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Campus visitors and members of the public must adhere to Cornell's public health requirements for events.

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, August 29, 2023 Américo Mendoza-Mori
Harvard University
Américo Mendoza-Mori

Language Revitalization and Global Indigeneity

    Wednesday, September 27, 2023 Mari Noda
    The Ohio State University
    Mari Noda
    Starting with Culture:
    Language Learners' Participation in Another Culture
    Monday, October 16, 2023 Catherine Baumann
    University of Chicago
    Catherine Baumann
    Reverse Design and its Role in Curricular and Programmatic Articulation


    April 12, 2023
    Koen Van Gorp
    Michigan State University
    Koen Van Gorp

    Real-World Tasks in the Classroom: Myth or Reality? 
    Exploring Task-Based Language Teaching

    March 25, 2023 Florencia Henshaw
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
    Florencia Henshaw

    Guiding SLA Principles and Assessment
    Part of the Spring 2023 Learning Community on Languages Across the Curriculum

    February 15, 2023 Larisa Kasumagic- Kafedzic
    Cornell University,
    University of Sarajevo
    Larisa Kasumagic-Kafedzic

    Language and Peace: Joining Peace Pedagogies and Peace Linguistics in Language Education

    November 16, 2022 Cori Crane
    University of Alabama
    Cori Crane

    Creating Pathways of Perspective-Shifting through Structured Critical Reflection

    October 28, 2022 Claudia Holguín Mendoza
    University of California, Riverside
    Claudia Holguín Mendoza

    Antiracist Critical Literacy: Methodologies of the Oppressed for Language Education
    Part of the CLTL Fall Workshop

    September 20, 2022 Stacey Margarita Johnson
    Vanderbilt University
    Stacey M Johnson

    Problem-Based Models for Language and Culture Instruction

    August 29, 2022 Luana Reis
    University of Pittsburgh
    Luana Reis

    Black Feminist Poetics and Language Teaching

    April 29, 2022 Shyam Sharma
    Stony Brook University
    Shyam Sharma 2022

    Transcending Monolingual Worldviews:
    Magnifying the Impact of Knowledge
    in Academe and Society

    April 13, 2022 Corrine Occhino
    Syracuse University
    Corrine Occhino

    What Everyone Should Know about ASL
    and American Deaf Culture

    March 15, 2022 Yarden Kedar
    Cornell University, 
    Beit Berl College Israel
    Yarden Kedar

    Bilingual Community-Based Language Pedagogy:
    An Arab-Jewish Language Café in Jerusalem

    February 15, 2022 Christina Rocha
    ACS Athens
    Christina Rocha

    Inquiry-Based Language Learning

    November 4, 2021 Mariame Sy
    Columbia University
    Mariame Sy 2021

    Critical Thinking in World Language Teaching

    October 4, 2021 Karen Lichtman
    Northern Illinois University


    Karen Lichtman

    Acquisition vs. Learning in 2021

    September 13, 2021 Jamie Rankin
    Princeton University
    Jamie Rankin

    "How Can I Learn All These Words?"
    Research-Based Strategies for Teaching and Learning L2 Vocabulary

    September 1, 2021 Elvia Andía Grágeda
    The Ohio State University
    Elvia Andía Grágeda

    Designing (Indigenous) Language Classes Rooted in ACTFL Standards to Promote Spoken Proficiency

    May 13, 2021 Eduardo Viana da Silva
    University of Washington
    Eduardo Viana da Silva

    Developing an Open and Inclusionary Language Textbook for Portuguese

    April 13, 2021 Bill VanPatten
    Bill VanPatten

    Barriers to Innovation in Language Teaching

    March 17, 2021 Cassandra GlynnPamela Wesely, and Beth Wassell
    Glynn Wesely Wassell

    Social Justice and the University Language Learner

    February 16, 2021 Dustin Crowther
    University of Hawai'i at Manoa
    Dustin Crowther

    Addressing Speech Comprehensibility in the L2 Classroom

    November 5, 2020 Christopher Hromalik
    Onondaga Community College
    Christopher Hromalik

    Inclusive by Design: Universal Design for Learning and the World Language Classroom

    October 7, 2020 Kate Paesani
    University of Minnesota
    Kate Paesani

    Multiliteracies Pedagogy and Teacher Professional Development: From Research to Practice

    September 8, 2020 Julio Torres
    University of California, Irvine
    Julio Torres

    The Effects of Instruction on Heritage Language Learners

    March 2, 2020 Ali Moeller
    University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Ali Moeller

    Pathways to Language and Intercultural Proficiency

    November 13, 2019 Amanda Brown
    Syracuse University

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

    October 8, 2019 Margaret E. Malone
    Georgetown University

    Language Assessment Literacy

    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