Wednesday Lunch Hour - Imagined Communities in Language Learning

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

How can we make language learning meaningful? For those who teach or study “foreign” languages, disconnected from authentic communities where people use the languages for daily life, this question can point to a stumbling block for teachers and learners alike. Marium Abugasea Heidt’s talk will illustrate the role imagination can play in language learning and how this relates to learners’ identities, motivations, and feelings of connection with other target language speakers.

Presented by Marium Abugasea Heidt, Assistant Professor in Teaching & Curriculum.

A light lunch of sandwiches and wraps will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program starts promptly at noon.

Tags: foreign language education, language education, Marium Abugasea Heidt, Warner Wednesday Talk