Education and Language Acquisition Department Upcoming Events

Fall 2014

Heritage Language Roundtable

Updated on: September 15, 2014

Modern Language Fair

  • Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
  • Place: E-Atrium
  • Description:
  • Contact: Prof. Habiba Boumlik (hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu / 718-482-5160)
Updated on: September 15, 2014

Language Career Fair

  • Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
  • Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Place: E-242
  • Description:
  • Contact: Prof. Habiba Boumlik (hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu / 718-482-5160)
Updated on: September 15, 2014

Spring 2014

Workshop on Ikebana: The ne plus ultra of Japanese exquisiteness

  • Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Place: E-500
  • Description: Mr. Hiroki Ohara, Headmaster of the Ikebana Ohara School, and the other Ikebana Masters will give a workshop on ikebana on Thursday March 6, 2014. The topics of the workshop includes:
    • Origin and tradition of ikebana
    • The Ohara School and its praxes
    • The Ohara school ikebana as spatial art
    • Exquisiteness in Japan
    • Concepts of beauty and value in ikebana
    • Spiritual and perpetual traditions in Japanese art
    Discussion with Headmaster Hiroki Ohara will follow his workshop. If you are interested in the workshop, please sign up for it at http://bit.ly/lagccEventReg. Seating is limited. If you have questions, please contact Prof. Tomonori Nagano at tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu or 718-482-5484.
  • Contact: Prof. Tomonori Nagano (tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu / 718-482-5484)
Updated on: January 23, 2014

Chuo Kakehashi: Visit of Chuo University Students

  • Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014 to Monday, March 10, 2014
  • Description: Chuo University, one of the host universities of the CUNY Kakehashi program in 2013, will make a reciprocal visit to New York from March 4 to March 11, 2014. We are planning several events to welcome them from Saturday, March 8 through Monday, March 10.
    • March 8, 2014 (Sat; 11am-6pm; LaGuardia CC & Manhattan)
      Welcome Event at LaGuardia CC and a half-day sightseeing with CUNY students
    • March 9, 2014 (Sun; 11am-6pm; Manhattan)
      A half-day or full-day sightseeing with CUNY students
    • March 10, 2014 (Mon; 10am-4pm; @LaGuardia CC)
      Community Presentation Event and Group Presentations about Japan and the U.S.
    We are looking for student volunteers who can participate in these events. There will be a lot of opportunities to interact with Japanese students from Chuo University and make new friends from Japan. If you are interested, please sign up at http://bit.ly/lagccEventReg. Everyone is welcome to join (even if you are not a member of CUNY Kakehashi 2013). See the back of the flyer for more information about each event.
  • Contact: Prof. Tomonori Nagano (tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu / 718-482-5484)
Updated on: January 23, 2014

International Mother Language Day (IMLD)

  • Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Place: E-Atrium
  • Description: The event is based on UNESCO's International Mother Language Day, a worldwide holiday promoting multilingualism and multiculturalism. The musical line up include flamenco dancers, Ilocano and other Filipino music, guitar music, and performances from LaGuardia students - The Cheerleaders and Step Team and the Bangladesh and Chinese Clubs! Food will be served!
  • Contact: Prof. Ruhma Choudhury (rchoudhury@lagcc.cuny.edu / 718-482-6098)
Updated on: March 13, 2014

Languages and your Career (Language Career Fair)

  • Date: Wednesday April 30, 2014
  • Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Place: Poolside Cafe
  • Description: Why study a second language?
    • Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese speakers are in demand by employers, but the supply of bilingual individuals that are fluent in these languages is low
    • CUNY senior colleges have a two-semester language requirement. You can get a head start by taking this language requirement right here at LaGuardia.
    • Scholarships are available to students who want to learn a language and study abroad.
    • Many high growth industries need people with knowledge of a second language. Healthcare, Law, Travel and Tourism, and the U.S. Government are a few examples.
    • Function professionally in a multi-cultural work place.
    • Enjoy traveling to different countries.
  • Contact: Prof. Habiba Boumlik (hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5160)
  • Press release: Click here
Updated on: April 22, 2014

Education Program Open House

  • Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Place: Poolside Cafe
  • Description: Special guests from the NYC Department of Education will visit and answer questions from current and potential education majors. Light refreshments will be served and Surprises prizes will be raffled off. Come and meet the Education program faculty and speak with the visitors.
    Guest Speakers:
    • Ms. Lauren Bohlen, Executive Director of Special Programs at New York City Department of Education
    • Ms. Michelle Herbowy, Executive Director for Instruction at New York City Department of Education
  • Contact: Prof. Arthur Lau (alau@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5626)
Updated on: April 28, 2014

Fall 2013

Katsura Sunshine Rakugo (Japanese traditional comedy storytelling) performance

  • Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Place: Little Theater
  • Description: Following his successful introduction of Rakugo (Japanese traditional storytelling) for the first time in Sri Lanka, Katsura Sunshine is going to make his first tour in Canada and the U.S. in 2013. LaGuardia Community College is pleased to host his performance in New York City on Monday, September 30, 2013. Katsura Sunshine (URL: http://sunshineinenglish.wordpress.com) is a non-Japanese professional rakugo-ka (storyteller) who has endured a strict and highly traditional apprenticeship to a well-known Rakugo Master Katsura Bunshi VI. His performance remains in the traditional style of kneeling on a cushion in a simple kimono with only a Japanese fan and hand towel for props, but Sunshine's witty stories fill the linguistic and cultural distances between Japan and the U.S. Admission to this event will be free of charge to the general public on a first come first served basis. This event is supported by LPAC, LaGuardia Community College, the Japan Foundation, and the Consulate-­‐General of Japan in New York
  • Contact: Prof. Tomonori Nagano (tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5484)
Updated on: August 6, 2013

Workshop by Mr. Syuhei Hasado, Japanese traditional plaster (the Japanese Cultural Envoy program by the Agency of Cultural Affairs in Japan)

  • Date: Wednesday, October 30 (Workshop) and Tuesday, November 26 (special seminar for HUA289)
  • Time: October 30 (1:00-3:00pm) and November 26 (2:15-5:35pm)
  • Place: October 30 (Room E-242/M-313) and November 26 (Room M-156/M-313)
  • Description: Mr. Shuhei Hasado has been appointed as a Japan Cultural Envoy by the Agency of Cultural Affairs of Japan for 2013-2014. He will visit LaGuardia CC on Wednesday, October 30 to demonstrate his techniques incorporating traditional plastering and contemporary art. In this workshop, Mr. Hasado will discuss his art styles and his principles in blending Japanese traditional plastering into contemporary art. He will also offer hands-on experience in Japanese plastering coloring techniques, including using clay crayons and making clay orbs (see photos of his previous workshops at here). The workshop will be held from 1:00pm-3:00pm at LaGuardia Community College (31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC, 11101; Directions: http://bit.ly/lagccdir). Admission is free, but RSVP to Tomonori Nagano (tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu). The workshop on November 26 is available only to art students at LaGuardia Community College.
  • Contact: Prof. Tomonori Nagano (tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5484)
Updated on: September 13, 2013

Modern Languages and Literatures Course Fair

  • Date: Thursday November 6, 2013
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Place: Atrium of E-Building
  • Description: Join us to celebrate the exciting world languages @ LaGuardia! Five-minute language lessons in all modern languages that are offered at LaGuardia.
  • Contact: Prof. Habiba Boumlik (hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5160)
Updated on: October 17, 2013

Languages and Your Career (Language Career Fair)

  • Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Place: E-111
  • Description: WHY STUDY A SECOND LANGUAGE?
    • Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese speakers are in demand by employers, but the supply of bilingual individuals that are fluent in these languages is low
    • CUNY senior colleges have a two-semester language requirement. You can get a head start by taking this language requirement right here at LaGuardia.
    • Scholarships are available to students who want to learn a language and study abroad.
    • Many high growth industries need people with knowledge of a second language. Healthcare, Law, Travel and Tourism, and the U.S. Government are a few examples.
    • Function professionally in a multi-cultural work place.
    • Enjoy traveling to different countries.
  • Contact: Prof. Habiba Boumlik (hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5160)
Updated on: October 17, 2013

Spring 2013

Careers in Education: Life After LaGuardia

  • Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Place: Poolside Cafe
  • Description: The event will feature guest speakers from the New York City Department of Education's Office of Scholarships and Incentive Programs as well as representatives in charge of recruitment at the DOE. In addition, former LaGuardia students and principals from cooperating schools will speak about their experiences.
    Please encourage your students to come on Tuesday, April 9th and learn a bit more about careers in education, the benefits of majoring in education, and perspectives on job prospects.
  • Contact: Prof. Marguerite Lukes (mlukes@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 730-7518)
Updated on: April 3, 2013

International Mother Language Day (IMLD)

  • Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Place: E-Atrium
  • Description: The International Mother Langauge Day celebrates diversity and international understanding, through multilingualism and multiculturalism.
  • Contact: Prof. Habiba Boumlik (hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5160)
Updated on: March 21, 2013

Heritage Language Workshop

  • Date: Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • Time: 10:30am-2:00pm
  • Place: LaGuardia Community College (Room E-242, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, LIC, 11101)
  • Description: See the workshop website
  • Contact: Prof. Tomonori Nagano (tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu / 718-482-5484)
Updated on: January 26, 2013

CUNY Kakehashi (Trip to Japan) Project

  • Date: Monday, May 20, 2013 - Thursday, May 30, 2013
  • Description: Kakehashi - Bridge for Tomorrow and Youth Exchange Program with North America is a new initiative by the Japan Foundation's Center for Global Partnership (CGP), which provides for a fully funded 10-day study tour to Japan. CUNY (Host campus: LaGuardia CC) was selected as one of the participating schools in the U.S.
  • Contact: Prof. Tomonori Nagano (tnagano@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5484) or visit this website
Updated on: May 17, 2013

Suresh Canagarajah's talk/discussion, "Brokering Academic Publishing Conventions"

  • Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
  • Time: 12:00 noon -
  • Place: E-242
  • Description: Tying together his scholarship, research, and practice, Dr. Canagarajah will discuss and demystify academic publishing conventions, show how they are biased to certain ways of relating to knowledge and discuss possibilities of renegotiating them. Following his presentation, there will be focused discussion groups and a large group exchange. Refreshments will be served.
    The presentation is geared toward multilingual faculty/scholars and those who support their efforts toward academic publications: writing and English language teachers, English language support services, and editors of academic publications. It is also geared toward academic department chairs and academic administrators who want to promote the vast linguistic and literacy resources that a multilingual faculty offer to colleagues and students alike.
    The event is sponsored by LaGuardia's Center for Teaching and Learning in support of the Literacy Brokers Program initiative. The initiative promotes the academic writing and publishing practices of multilingual faculty members by cultivating networks of literacy brokers *behind-the-scene-mediators* that are instrumental in shaping multilingual scholars' texts as they move to completion.
    For more information, see the listing here: http://www.laguardia.cuny.edu/Home/News/Linguistics_and_English_Professor_Dr__Suresh_Canagarajah_Speaks_at_LaGuardia_on_May_30/
  • Contact: Prof. Maria Jerskey (mjerskey@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5358)
Updated on: May 30, 2013

Fall 2012

Languages and your Career (Language Career Fair)

  • Date: Wednesday November 28, 2012
  • Time: 1:00pm-2:15pm
  • Place: Poolside Cafe
  • Description: WHY STUDY A SECOND LANGUAGE?
    • Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese speakers are in demand by employers, but the supply of bilingual individuals that are fluent in these languages is low
    • CUNY senior colleges have a two-semester language requirement. You can get a head start by taking this language requirement right here at LaGuardia.
    • Scholarships are available to students who want to learn a language and study abroad.
    • Many high growth industries need people with knowledge of a second language. Healthcare, Law, Travel and Tourism, and the U.S. Government are a few examples.
    • Function professionally in a multi-cultural work place.
    • Enjoy traveling to different countries.
  • Contact: Prof. Habiba Boumlik (hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5160)
Updated on: November 20, 2012

Roundtable presentation: Promoting Faculty Scholarship and Publishing on Education and Language Acquisition

  • Date: Friday November 30, 2012
  • Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Place: B-201
  • Description: To promote faculty scholarship in the area of education and language acquisition, this roundtable will:
    • Outline the process of publishing an academic book - from early reparation and planning, choosing a publisher, submitting the book proposal and all the editorial stages to final production, publication, and ultimately sales, marketing and other forms of circulation;
    • Explore faculty's current research areas and interests;
    • Provide an opportunity to contribute opinions on the directions of academic publishing and knowledge sharing in the coming years.
    Presenter:
    Tommi Grover, Managing Director of Channel View Publications Ltd/Multilingual Matters, an internationally recognized publisher of books related to education and language acquisition. http://www.multilingual-matters.com. Mr. Grover has extensive experience in the academic publishing industry and firmly believes that the publisher has an important role to play in both the selection and promotion of excellent academic work. Multilingual Matters is a top tier academic publisher with strict review standards, whose author friendly procedures make it an ideal place for both experienced and novice authors to publish their work. If you will be coming directly from class, feel free to bring your lunch!. This event is hosted by Department of Education and Language Acquisition, LaGuardia Community College
  • Contact: Prof. Marguerite Lukes (mlukes@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 730-7518)
Updated on: November 20, 2012

Modern Languages Course Fair (MLCF)

  • Date: December 12, 2012 (rescheduled)
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Place: E-Atrium
  • Description: Stop by and take a 5-minute language lesson in Arabic, ASL, Berber, Bengali, Chinese, French, Galician, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish or Turkish. You can also listen to some cool live jazz and some bilingual poetry, have some Halloween treats, and see some of your ELA colleagues wearing traditional ethnic attire. Please join us and bring your classes! For information contact Lorna Feldman at ext. 5417.
  • Contact: Ms. Lorna Feldman (lfeldman@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5417)
Updated on: November 20, 2012

Teacher Education Program: "I am a new student majoring in teacher education, now what?"

  • Date: Thursday December 6, 2012
  • Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm
  • Place: E-229
  • Description: Learn about
    • Education majors
    • Program requirements
    • Co-majors
    • Fieldwork experiences
    • Education ePortofolio
    • Survival tips
    • Networking
  • Contact: ELA Department (718) 482-5640
Updated on: December 3, 2012

Fall Professional Development Event

  • Date: Wednesday December 19, 2012
  • Time: 2:30pm-4:30pm
  • Place: ???
  • Description: Our guests are Mr. John Starkey, the Principal of International HS at LaGCC, and his staff and students. They will discuss specific strategies the school uses with ELS students.
  • Contact: Burcin Ogrenir (bogrenir@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-6195)
Updated on: December 3, 2012

Spring 2012

Education Program "I graduated as an education major, now what?"

  • Date: May 31, 2012
  • Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Place: Room E-242
  • Description: Learn about the Education Program, Certification, Career Paths, Employment Opportunities, Professional Organizations, and Transfer.
  • Contact: Ms. Paula Zimmermann (pzimmermann@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5230)
Updated on: May 21, 2012

Modern Languages and Literatures Course Fair

  • Date: Wednesday March 14, 2012
  • Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Place: Poolside Cafe, E-Building
  • Description: Free Language Lessons in Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, French, American Sign language, Polish, Russian, Korean, Bengali and more!
Updated on: January 20, 2012

Education Program Orientation

  • Date: Wednesday March 21, 2012
  • Time: 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Place: Poolside Cafe
  • Description: Meet the Education Program Coordinator, the Education faculty and staff. Learn more about the education program, the internship, about transfer and have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • Contact: Prof. Paula Zimmermann (pzimmermann@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5230)
Updated on: March 15, 2012

The Second Annual International Mother Language Day World Music Concert

  • Date: Wednesday April 4, 2012
  • Time: TBA
  • Place: E-Atrium
  • Description:
Updated on: January 20, 2012

A talk by Dr. Nina Ashraf Preparing Students to Participate in the World Beyond School: Is English Itself the Education or a Means to Achieve Something Else?"

  • Date: Tuesday April 17, 2012
  • Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Place: E-242
  • Description: Dr. Nina Ashraf, an assistant professor at the Air University, Islamabad and Fulbright Scholar at The Pennsylvania State University, will present:"Preparing Students to Participate in the World Beyond School: Is English Itself the Education or a Means to Achieve Something Else?" The talk will be followed by a moderated question and answer discussion. Join the ELA Departmentfor some thrilling talks about indigenous music, New York poetry and Haitian Kréyol!
  • Contact: Prof. Maria Jerskey (mjerskey@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5358)
Updated on: March 19, 2012

The International Mother Language Day Conference

  • Date: Wednesday April 18, 2012
  • Time: 2:00pm-
  • Place: Poolside Café
  • Description: Join the ELA Departmentfor some thrilling talks about indigenous music, New York poetry and Haitian Kréyol!
    At our InternationalMother Language Day Conference, we will welcome:
    1. Professor Aaron Fox, Columbia University's Music Department
      with a talk on returning indigenous music to the original communities [see here and here for more information]
    2. Paolo Javier, the Poet Laureate of Queens
      with a talk on multicultural New York poetry [see here and here for more information]
    3. Gina Athena Ulysse, Director of African American Studies at Weslyan University
      with a talk on the anthropology of Haitian Kréyol [see here and here and here and here]
    4. Shayoni Mitra, Theater Professor at Barnard College
      with a talk on the Indian popular theater of Habib Tanvir [see here and here and here]
    5. Yvette Christiansë, Professor of Africana Studies at Barnard College
      with a talk on her novel based on a documented South African slave, Unconfessed (2006) [see here and here and here]

Updated on: February 1, 2012

Fall 2011

Education Program Orientation

  • Date: Wednesday November 16, 2011
  • Time: 1:30pm-3:30pm
  • Place: C-709, C-Building
  • Description: Meet the Education Program Coordinator, the Education faculty and a representative from the Office of Transfer Services. Learn more about the program, about transfer and have the opportunity to ask questions.
  • Contact: Prof. Paula Zimmermann (pzimmermann@lagcc.cuny.edu / (718) 482-5230)
Updated on: October 28, 2011

Modern Languages and Literatures Course Fair

  • Date: Thursday November 3, 2011
  • Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
  • Place: Poolside Cafe, E-Building
  • Description: Join us to celebrate the exciting world languages @ LaGuardia! Virtual visits to Japan, China, Italy, France, Portugal, Spain, Latin America, Brazil, Korea, Russia, and Poland will be available at the Modern Languages and Literatures Course Fair. Thursday, November 3, 2011 Poolside Cafe, E Bldg. 2:00 to 5:00pm
Updated on: October 28, 2011

ELA Roundtable on Integrating Reading and Writing

  • Date: Thursday November 10, 2011
  • Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
  • Place: E-242
  • Program:
    1. "Teaching Deaf Readers and Writers in the Two-Year College: Implications for Hearing Readers and Writers"
      Sue Livingston, Program For Deaf Adults
    2. "New Insights from Reading Research"
      Evelyn Burg & Joseph Evering, Communication Skills
    3. "Critical Reading in the Basic Writing Classroom"
      Irwin Leopando, English
    4. "Critical Response in Accelerated Composition for Multilingual Writers"
      Carolyn Sterling-Deer, Education & Language Acquisition
    5. "Teaching Academic Reading and Writing to Beginning English Language Learners"
      Cynthia Casey, Immersion Center
    6. "Mindful Reading as a Foundation for Generative Tasks"
      Michelle Amos, Communication Skills
  • Contact: Prof. Carolyn Sterling-Deer (csterling@lagcc.cuny.edu)
  • Sponsored by the ELA Committee on Second Language/Multilingual Writing. Refreshments served. RSVP to CSterling@lagcc.cuny.edu
Updated on: October 21, 2011