Faculty Research Talks Online
(Not so) Foreign Languages: Plurilinguistic Acquisition and Development Through Language Proximities and Intercomprehension
Professor Cedric Joseph Oliva,
Department of Modern Languages
Over the past 20 years, the field of Intercomprehension and the study of the didactization of language proximities has been revitalizing the fields of Language Acquisition and Language Teaching Methodology. Intercomprehension and courses centered on this approach are helping pave the road to multilingualism, particularly for the growing population of speakers of English and Spanish in the United States. Such courses offer opportunities for learners to concurrently develop reading skills in 5 related languages. This presentation will discuss some of the key approaches and challenges that learners face when tackling several unknown languages. Participants will be invited to discover their ability to read passages of texts in languages they do not master using intercomprehensive reading strategies.
ZOOM Link: https://bryant.zoom.us/j/99662770152
- Thursday, October 1, 2020
- 2:30pm - 3:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- Bryant University
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.