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Learn more about the majors and minors offered in the World Languages and Cultures department.

Location: MGC 200
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm


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Lecture and Book Signing with Sarah J. Shin

Sarah J. Shin, Professor of Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Visiting Scholar at the Center of Applied Linguistics, talks about her recent book Bilingualism in Schools and Society: Language, Identity, and Policy and discusses the roles of identity and code-switching in multilingual family and educational settings.

This book is an introduction to the social and educational aspects of bilingualism. It presents an overview of a broad range of sociolinguistic and political issues surrounding the use of two languages, including code-switching in popular music, advertising, and online social spaces. It offers a well-informed discussion of what it means to study and live with multiple languages in a globalized world and practical advice on raising bilingual children.

To read more about the book, go to http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415891059/ . Copies of Bilingualism in Schools and Society: Language, Identity, and Policy will be available for purchase.

This lecture is free and open to the public. It will be followed by a discussion and book signing.

Contact: Polina Vinogradova, TESOL@american.edu, 202-885-2582

Location: Abramson Family Founders Room, SIS Building
Date: Thursday, April 11, 2013
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm

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