Welcome to the World of Languages and
the Council on Language Instruction!
To all new and current students: Please find Everything You Need to Know About Learning Languages at Northwestern in our Language Brochure 2013-2014 (download PDF file!)! Also, please find specific information on language placement and language programs under Language Study at NU and For Students! Browse the language departments for specific information and use the pull-down menu to get to a summary of the placement regulations and requirements for different languages.
Council on Language Instruction Fall Breakfast Meeting
Wednesday, Dec. 4
8:30 am-12 pm
Topic: Universal Design: Rethinking How to Teach Students with (and without) Disabilities
In the last few decades, universities have seen an increasingly diverse student body and, with it, a rising demand for instructors to respond to the racial, gender, and socio-economic diversity in their classrooms. Unfortunately, recent strides in inclusive teaching have left behind another growing minority population at elite universities: students with disabilities. How can instructors best promote learning for students with disabilities? Despite issues of confidentiality and stigma, instructors can do more than include stock phrasing in their syllabi and honor individual student requests for accommodations. This workshop will introduce Universal Design for Learning, a simple pedagogical approach to inclusive teaching, and offer practical tips on how to make classes more accessible and compelling for students with disabilities–and students of all learning styles.
Speaker: Alison L. May, Ph.D., Director, Services for Students with Disabilities
Topic: CAPS and Other Student Mental Health Resources on Campus
As language instructors with small class sizes, we are often in a position to recognize or identify students struggling with mental health issues. This portion of the meeting will discuss the resources available to students in need of this support.
The mission of the Council on Language Instruction (CLI) is to enhance and streamline language instruction across departments and to encourage and support the professional development of language instructors.
Please make a note of the 2013/2014 Funding Application Deadlines:
Requests must be submitted to your chair by the following dates:
Fall requests: Friday, September 20, 2013
Winter requests: Monday, November 11, 2013
Spring requests: Friday, February 14, 2014
Summer requests: Friday, April 25, 2014
Faculty members may apply for support for any subsequent quarter. For example, it is now possible, and highly encouraged, to apply for funding of a Winter, Spring or Summer project in the Fall. For more information, consult the professional development site of the CLI.
Congratulations to the following members of the language teaching faculty who have recently been promoted and who have received awards!
Marie-Therèse Pent, French, NU Alumni Teaching Award
Aude Raymond, French, Council on Language Instruction Award for Excellence in Teaching
Penny Nichols, Spanish, Outstanding Freshman Adviser Award
Noriko Taira Yashohama, Japanese, NU Alumni Teaching Award
ASG FACULTY HONOR ROLL
Joel Colom-Mena, Spanish
Edna Grad, Hebrew
Li-Cheng Gu, Chinese
Dominique Licops, French
Paola Morgavi, Italian
Rami Nair, Hindi
Ingrid Zeller, German
Shannon Millikin, Spanish, promotion to Senior Lecturer
Jili Sun, Chinese, promotion to Senior Lecturer
Christiane Rey, French, promotion to Distinguished Senior Lecturer
Uhuru Park, Nairobi. Arthur Buliva