Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Monthly Archives: September 2019

Kathy, Member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars

Delighted to have been accepted as a member of the National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS).

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Many thanks to everyone at NCIS for their warm welcome!  🙂

So happy to have received the print copies of my newest article, “Classes Duo Paris/Knoxville,” published in TPLS.

So happy to have received the print copies of my newest article, “Classes Duo Paris/Knoxville,” published in the September 2019 issue of TPLS: Theory and Practice in Language Studies. Special thanks to my esteemed co-author, Monique Y. Wells.

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Read more @ http://www.academypublication.com/ojs/index.php/tpls/article/view/tpls090910651073

Languages do matter!

Over 18,000 views — Thank you! My article in “The Conversation”

Over 18,000 views — Thank you!

Conversation article

Read more @ https://theconversation.com/foreign-language-classes-becoming-more-scarce-102235

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My TEDx talk on the US foreign language deficit –over 13,500 views, and its 6th anniversary this week!

My TEDx talk on the US foreign language deficit –over 13,500 views, and its 6th anniversary this week!

TEDx talk

View @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CZ7zu5Aeu0

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Kathy receives the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Honored to have received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Many thanks to all the friends and colleagues who have made the journey so memorable and so rewarding.Marquis LA

Languages do matter!

Kathy’s Summer Update — September 2019

It has been a wonderful summer, but I can hardly believe that the new academic year has already started!

The following are a few highlights from Summer 2019.

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  • Professional Engagement/Conference Presentations

After presenting in the Innovation Showcase at the ADFL (Association of Departments of Foreign Languages) Summer Seminar in Spokane in May, I had the honor and privilege of presenting on Strategic Foreign Language Advocacy, with the Founding Chair of the AATF Commission on Advocacy, Tennessee Bob Peckham, at the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) annual Congrès annuel in Philadelphia in July.

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  • My newest book, The Gift of Languages, published in French and Spanish translation

In August, I was thrilled that my newest book, The Gift of Languages:  Paradigm Shift in U.S. Foreign Language Education, was published in French and Spanish translation, representing both the spirit of the authors and the commitment to multilingualism of TBR Books and of CALEC. Many thanks to the translators and special thanks to esteemed co-author, Fabrice Jaumont.

  • Awards and Recognitions – The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

Most recently, in early September, I was awarded the The Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

  • Recent Publications (in reverse chronological order)

My most recent publications include “Classes Duo Paris/Knoxville, an Integrative Learning Experience: A Case Study,” in the September issue of TPLS: Theory and Practice in Language Studies. Special thanks to esteemed co-author, Monique Y. Wells, and to the Wells Foundation for their wonderful work.

In July, my article, “Un Coup des États-Unis,” was published in Language Magazine, and “Bastille Day, or French Every Day,” was published in France-Amérique.

Late spring publications, both published in May, include my article, “Rethinking the Role of Foreign Languages in the US: Toward a More Diverse Cultural Identity, in  JLTR: Journal of Language Teaching and Research, and  “Foreign Language Advocacy: Empowering Foreign Language Educators,” in the Spring issue of the NYSAFLT Language Association Journal.

  • Online and Social Media Milestones

Social media milestones include nearly 2,000 likes for the AATF Commission on Advocacy FB page, and over 35,000 views and nearly 24,000 views for my blog, Language Matters.

In addition, my article in The Conversation earlier this year, “Foreign languages growing more scarce,” has had nearly 20,000 views

Thank you to all of you for your ongoing support and encouragement — and for taking the time to attend my presentations, read my publications, and to provide your insightful feedback.

I look forward to a wonderful Fall season for all of us — for French and foreign language advocacy, and the learning and use of French and other languages in the US.

Languages do matter!

“Classes Duo Paris/Knoxville, an Integrative Learning Experience: A Case Study” — Kathy’s newest article published

I am delighted that my newest article, “Classes Duo Paris/Knoxville, an Integrative Learning Experience: A Case Study,” has been published in the current, September, issue of TPLS: Theory and Practice in Language Studies.

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Special thanks to co-author, Monique Y. Wells, and to the Wells International Foundation.

Read more @   http://www.academypublication.com/ojs/index.php/tpls/article/view/tpls090910651073