Thursday, August 9, 2018

ANU Language Teaching Forum

Resyllabification in Spanish and its impact on spoken word boundary detection
  • José María Lahoz-Bengoechea, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
  • Tuesday 14 August 5pm-6pm
  • Baldessin Precinct Building ANU Room 3.03
Spanish exhibits processes of resyllabification that provoke misalignments between word boundaries and syllabic structure. That happens when word-initial vowels are re-grouped with the end of the previous word (e.g. mis amigos ‘my friends’ is syllabified mi.sa.mi.gos). This misalignment poses serious difficulties to students of Spanish as a second language when it comes to processing someone else’s speech, because it may take them too long to segment the continuum into words.
 
All interested teachers and learners of languages welcome  
 
Enquiries: email manuel.delicado@anu.edu.au

Monday, August 6, 2018

International Workshop at ANU: How are languages learned?


  • Do you teach a language?
  • Are you trying to learn a language?
  • Are you interested in the latest research findings about language learning and teaching?
This two-day event features public lectures and master classes by some of the world’s leading experts in language learning:
  • Monday 17 September and Tuesday 18 September 1pm-4pm
  • Sir Roland Wilson Building at ANU, 120 McCoy Circuit
Free, but registration required - see https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/how-are-languages-learned-international-workshop-tickets-48266149352
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Presented by the School of Culture, History and Language in collaboration with the School of Languages, Literature and Linguistics at ANU with funding from the Asia-Pacific Innovation Program (APIP) by the College of Asian and the Pacific (CAP).
For more information email yanyin.zhang@anu.edu.au                                          

Monday, July 23, 2018

MULTILINGUAL POETRY WORKSHOP

In the lead up to the Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry Night on Monday 13 August, spend an afternoon exploring writing and performing poetry in languages other than English - or a mix of languages! 
  • Sunday, August 5, 2pm – 5pm 
  • Civic Library
  • Free 
You might speak another language as your first language or mother tongue. Maybe you are a language learner. But if you are interested in expressing yourself poetically, come for an afternoon of writing activities with a multilingual focus, and performance exercises to build your confidence and expression.

It is also a great opportunity meet other writers who are interested in the power of words beyond the limits of the English language.

For more information or to register, email mothertonguemic@gmail.com. See also Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/242184043272331/

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Mother Tongue Poets - Monday 13 August

SIGN UP NOW! for the next Mother Tongue event
  • Monday 13 August 2018, 7pm-9pm
  • Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street; Canberra City 
If you would like to share a poem (or two!) in a language other than English, just email mothertonguemic@gmail.com.
  • All languages are welcome.
  • You can read your own original poetry, or a work by another poet.
  • Any style of poetry - traditional, modern, slam, rap - or something that defies definition.
  • The work can be all in your other language, or a mix with English.
  • You are invited to give a brief explanation or introduction of your poem in English - the subject, the feeling - or you can give a full translation if you prefer.
For more information, please contact Jacqui at mothertonguemic@gmail.com or 0433 845900

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update July 2018

Some information about language-related news and activities, especially in the Canberra region. Term 3/Semester 2 starts soon, so plenty of opportunities to learn and practice your language skills - with physical as well as mental benefits according to the article about various health problems associated with being monolingual!

Overview of Update below, and full copy downloadable HERE

OVERVIEW OF UPDATE
Feedback and contributions to future Updates welcome

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Canberra Region Languages Forum Update May 2018

Information about some upcoming language-related activities and news, especially in the Canberra region. 
For copy of full Update click HERE

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Arabic poetry night Friday 27 April

For anyone interested in Arabic poetry, or poetry in general. No need to know the language, just come and hear the melody 
  • Friday 6pm to 7.30pm, 
  • Room 121 Baldessin Precinct, Building 110, Ellery Crescent, ANU
  • Free event. All welcome
For poster CLICK HERE

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Language Diversity at ANU

A group originally formed in response to a review of the School of Culture, History and Language at the ANU that threatened several language programs in the College of Asia and the Pacific. The Language Diversity Facebook Group is a place where students can come together to celebrate, promote and protect the incredible languages they all love. 
Follow them on Facebook for interesting posts related to languages at ANU - many of which are open to the wider Canberra community. Post to the group if you want to reach out to ANU students with a passion for languages and language learning.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

ANU Language Teaching Forum

This forum provides a discussion platform for language teachers and researchers across ANU colleges as well as for language educators from outside the university such as secondary school teachers and educators from community schools. Its main objective is to foster the exchange of research and new approaches in language education.

The LTF meets on the fourth Monday of the month, 4.15 – 5.15 pm Room W3.03, Level 3, Baldessin Precinct Building #110, ANU

The speaker at the meeting on Monday 26 March 2018 is Nguyen Bui, who will present on the topic

Networked Professional Learning in Intercultural Language Education: Evidence of Impact 
The globalisation era presents an urgent need for language teacher professional development in intercultural language teaching (ILT) so that educators can work with and prepare their language students for effective intercultural communication. However, most teacher professional development programs in ILT are purely intercultural training workshops based on short-term, face-to-face, sporadic and top-down approaches, overlooking the expertise, experience and beliefs of teacher-participants. This makes it essential to introduce innovative delivery models to improve teacher professional learning in ILT. Networked learning is seen as a useful approach that can be used to enhance intercultural understanding. This presentation looks into a case study on the effectiveness of a Small Connectivist Open Online Course (SCOOC) (Bartolomé & Steffens, 2015) on intercultural competence and its teaching designed for 84 in-service tertiary English language teachers across cultural and geographical boundaries. 

This forum is jointly coordinated by the College of Arts & Social Sciences (the School of Literature, Languages & Linguistics and the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies) and the College of Asia & the Pacific (School of Culture, History & Language). 

For more information, contact:
  • Ms France Meyer (CAIS, CASS)  E ance.meyer@anu.edu.au
  • Dr Duck-Young Lee (CHL, CAP) E duck.lee@anu.edu.au or 
  • Dr Consuelo Martinez Reyes (SLLL, CASS) E consuelo.martinez-reyes@anu.edu.au

Friday, March 16, 2018

ACT libraries are looking for volunteer adult literacy tutors


Libraries ACT is hosting two information sessions for people interested in volunteering to help adults (with a focus on those who speak English as their first language) to improve their reading and writing skills: 
  • Monday 19 March 2018 at Kippax Library, 11.00 am – 12.00 pm and 
  • Monday 26 March at Woden Library, 5.30 pm – 6.30 pm. 

There will then be a two day training intensive for suitable volunteers in June 2018. 

To find out more: contact Rachel, Learning Projects Manager, 6205 9671 (phone) or email Rachel.Davis@act.gov.au