LINGUIST List 26.338

Mon Jan 19 2015

Confs: Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 14-Jan-2015
From: Bahar Otcu-Grillman <>
Subject: Symposium on Dynamic Bilingualism
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Symposium on Dynamic Bilingualism

Date: 06-Feb-2015 - 06-Feb-2015
Location: Dobbs Ferry, New York, USA
Contact: Mi-Hyun Chung
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Symposium on Dynamic Bilingualism
NYSABE and Mercy College, NY collaboration

Nationally, one in five students is categorized as an English Language Learner. As emergent bilingual Americans, developing the potential of these students is a national priority. Focused solely on English, instruction for emergent bilinguals often disregards their full linguistic capacities. This symposium examines how dynamic bilingualism as the practice of engaging students’ bilingual language skills to advance learning in English.

The Literacy and Multilingual Studies Department of Mercy College in collaboration with the New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) invite you to join the dialogue on using bilingualism as a resource for academic achievement.

A provocative keynote address and a panel of educators will explore strategies, successes, and possibilities. The audience will be invited to ask questions and share challenges to move toward an improved and progressive educational approach for all emergent bilinguals.

Keynote: International Scholar on Bilingualism
Dr. Ofelia García
CUNY Graduate Center


Zoila Tazi, Mercy College: Bilingualism in Early Childhood
Sarah Hesson, CUNY: CUNY New York State Initiative for Emergent Bilinguals, K-12
María Cioe Peña, CUNY: Students with Disabilities in Shared Pathways to Success
Kate Seltzer, CUNY: Students with Interrupted Formal Education
Aramina Vega Ferrer, Mercy College: Working with Bilingual Parents at the Parent Center

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