Here’s the Topic: Languages Across the Curriculum: Examining case studies from different schools while trying to figure out how it could work in your own school. Turn to your partner and discuss. You have five minutes. You may begin.
The recent MLA recommendations outline the importance of teaching language and culture in our post 9/11 world. To quote one of the conclusions of the report: “The time is right for this transforming approach to language and culture study in higher education.”
It sounds like a time to revisit the idea of a Languages Across the Curriculum Initiative. At least… those are some of the rumblings I am hearing around my school.
We were going to have a webcast about this, but we are having some difficulty merging and melding schedules of people who either have LAC (or LxC ) programs in place, or want to know more about them. So the September 27th LLU webcast will not be happening. But here’s a plan: Let’s use this site to blog and comment about existing LAC/LxC programs, questions about programs, etc. Since we can’t seem to get it together synchronously (and not because it is raining here, Pete), let’s try it ascynchronously for a while. Once we get enough people interested in the topic, we can pull out our calendars and have a good ole webcast/chin wag about the topic.
Help us discuss different LAC programs, how they work, and what schools are seeing as an outcome of these initiatives. We welcome your input! We welcome comments and queries, starting right….now.