I am so happy to have had the opportunity to present on foreign language advocacy at the PSMLA 2018 annual conference, with its conference theme of “Get to the Point — Languages Matter!”
I enjoyed the opportunity to attend the interesting and informative keynote presentation given by Dr. Luis von Ahn, a Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and co-founder and CEO of Duolingo, and to spend time in the busy exhibit area, visiting with friends at the AATF and NECTFL tables.
I also attended a session on translation and comparison of languages, which brought back memories of my own graduate work in stylistique comparée du français et de l’anglais.
I was honored to be introduced for my session by Sister Mary Helen Kashuba, Past President of AATF, and was delighted to discuss foreign language advocacy with such dedicated and well-informed professionals.
All too soon, it was time to leave for home, leaving beautiful and historic Station Square, spectacular river views, and the “Steel City”/”City of Bridges.”
Many thanks to everyone at PSMLA for having invited me, to everyone who attended my session, to Helena at the registration desk for her warm welcome and to Tricia for having taken the photo of me with Sister Mary Helen.
Special thanks to Sister for her wonderful introduction — I will make every effort to live up to it! 🙂
Languages do matter!