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Symposium planned by modern languages department
Sunday, March 10, 2013

By Rebekah Bretl, '13

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at SUNY Fredonia is organizing a one-day symposium focusing on language instruction on Saturday, March 16, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in S204 A Williams Center. The title is “Dreaming in Languages: Politics, Pedagogy, and Technology for Language Instruction.”

This event is open to students, faculty, and community members, including school administrators in the region. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $40 if registered by Feb. 28 and $50 if registered by March 10. Fees include registration, breakfast refreshments, lunch, materials, and one Continuing Education Unit.

This event is open to students, faculty, and community members and must pre-register. The cost is $40 if registered by Feb. 28 and $50 if registered by March 10. Fees include registration, breakfast refreshments, lunch, materials, and Continuing Education Unit. Registration is required through the Lifelong Learning Center.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Ana Celia Zentella, of CUNY and UC-San Diego, who will begin with “The American Dream is not Dreamt in English Only” at 9 a.m.

Workshops leader, Dr. Fernando Rubio of the University of Utah, will begin at 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on “Harnessing the Power of Technology in the Language Classroom”. This session will be a hands-on experience and attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop computer. Dr. Flavia Laviosa, of Wellesley College, will begin at 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. on “Speaking: From Silent to Loud”. A round table discussion will conclude the symposium at 3:30 p.m.

The Symposium is sponsored by SUNY’s “IITG” Grant, the College of Arts and Sciences and Dean John Kijinski, and the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

For more information, contact Drs. Chiara De Santi (desanti@fredonia.edu) or Juan de Urda (deurda@fredonia.edu).

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