Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

My Presentations

Presentations (in reverse chronological order)

Presentation on “Strategic Advocacy for French Language and Francophone Culture Education: Session officielle de la Commission sur la Défense du Français,” with Founding Chair, Tennessee Bob Peckham (July 16, 2019).

Presentation on “Foreign Language Advocacy: Strengthening and Supporting Foreign Language Learning” at the ADFL (Association of Departments of Foreign Languages) summer seminar in Spokane (May 24, 2019).

Presentation on “Multilingualism and the Sustainable Development Goals — Many Languages One World” at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) 2019 conference on education for sustainability in San Francisco (April 16, 2019).

Brief book talk with my co-author, Fabrice Jaumont, about our new book, “The Gift of Languages,” at the annual American Society of the French Academic Palms (ASFAP) meeting at the Bistro Vendôme in NYC (April 6, 2019).

Presentation on “The Importance of Foreign Language Advocacy in Building Student Skills and Empowerment” at the SWCOLT 2019 annual conference in Dallas (March 30, 2019).

Presentation on “Foreign Language Advocacy: Building a Bridge to Empowerment through Proficiency” at the CSCTFL 2019 conference in Columbus, Ohio (March 16, 2019).

Presentation on “Foreign Language Skills as Student Empowerment: The Role of Advocacy” at the FLAME annual conference in Portland, Maine (March 8, 2019).

Interview on foreign language learning in the US, “Fewer Americans Have the Opportunity to Learn a Foreign Language in School” on  “The Takeaway” on WNYC. https://www.wnycstudios.org/story/fewer-americans-have-option-learn-foreign-language-school

Interview on foreign language learning in the US, “Fewer Foreign Language Options in Schools,” on Wisconsin Public Radio (February 7, 2019) https://www.wpr.org/shows/fewer-foreign-language-options-schools-smart-justice

Presentation on “Advocacy and Languages across the K-16 Continuum” at the MLA Convention in Chicago (January 2019).

Presentation on world language advocacy, “The Role of World Language Advocacy in Student Empowerment,” at the NHAWLT Conference in Manchester (November 2018).

Moderator of Panel Presentation on “Fostering Bilingualism in the Home,” at the NYC Bilingual Fair (November 2018).

Presentation on foreign language advocacy,  “Foreign Language Advocacy: Empowerment through Proficiency,” at the MaFLA Conference in Springfield (October 2018).

Presentation on foreign language advocacy, “Foreign Language Advocacy: Empowerment through Proficiency,” at the NYSAFLT Conference in Rochester (October 2018).

Presentation on foreign language advocacy, “Foreign Language Advocacy: Empowerment through Proficiency,” at the PSMLA Conference in Pittsburgh (October 2018).

Poster presentation “Global Voices: Many Languages One World” at the 2018 NAFSA conference in Philadelphia (May 2018).

Presentation on foreign language advocacy,”The Role of Advocacy in Building Foreign Language Proficiency at All Levels,” at the SCOLT 2018 conference in Atlanta (March 2018).

Presentation on foreign language advocacy, “Foreign Language Advocacy: Empowerment of Learners in a Globalized World,” at the CSCTFL 2018 conference in Milwaukee (March 2018).

Presentation on foreign language advocacy — “The Role of Advocacy in Achieving the World Readiness Standards for Foreign Language Learning” — at the SWCOLT 2018 conference in Santa Fe (February 2018).

Participation in a panel presentation on college foreign language requirements at the MLA 2018 convention in NYC.

Presentation @ the NAFSA e-seminar on Global Learning in Foreign Language Instruction: More than Just Talk. “Multilingualism, Global Citizenship, and the Sustainable Development Goals: Implications for Foreign Language Education and Advocacy” (9 November 2017)

Participation in a panel discussion on “Bilingualism in the Globalized Workplace” @ the NYC Bilingual Fair. Also served as a member of the selection committee for the French Morning Essay Contest (4 November 2017)

Presentation @ the MCTLC Conference on “Foreign Language as a Global Competency” (27 October 2017).

Presenter at the 2017 AATF Conference — “French Language Advocacy: Interdisciplinary and Global Perspectives.” (July 2017).

Co-Presenter, with AATF Commission on Advocacy Founding Chair, Bob Peckham, at the 2017 AATF Conference — “Backing into the Future: Crisis and Promise of College French.” (July 2017).

Presentation at the 2017 CSCTFL Conference on “Foreign Languages: A World of Possibilities.” (March 2017)

Presentation on “The Role of Multilingualism in Global Citizenship – Many Languages One World” at the 2016 CLAC Conference (October 21-22, 2016)

Presenter at the 2016 COFLT-WAFLT Fall Conference  – October 14-15, 2016. “Foreign Language — Advocacy, Empowerment, and Career Pathways”

Speaker at the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) annual convention 2016, Jul 4, 2016 — “French Language Skills — Your Career Differentiator.”

Presenter at Language and the Sustainable Development Goals:  A Symposium. Organized by The Study Group on Language and the United Nations on “The Role of Multilingualism in the Implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals” (April 22, 2016)

Participant in the Internship Summit at the GALA (Globalization & Localization Association) 2016 Conference, March 20, 2016.

Presenter at the CSCTFL (Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Conference, March 11, 2016. “Foreign Languages as a Global Competency and the U.S. Foreign Language Deficit:  Foreign Languages as a Career Asset”

Speaker at the ATA (American Translators Association) Annual Conference. November 7, 2015. “Translation and Language Skills:  Giving You the Professional Edge”

Poster Presentation @ NAFSA: The Association of International Educators Annual Conference 2015, May 27, 2015. “Foreign Language As a Global Competency: Internationalizing the Campus”

Speaker at the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) annual convention 2015.  July 9, 2015. “Le Francais — langue mondiale, langue locale:  The Case for French in the U.S.”

Speaker at the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) annual convention 2014, July 20, 2014– “The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit and What We As Foreign Language Educators Can Do about It”

 

Webinar — National Organization of Business Language Educators (NOBLE)

How Foreign Languages Can Give You the Professional Edge.
October 21, 2014. http://nble.org/event/foreign-languages-can-give-professional-edge/?instance_id=140

TEDx —

“The U.S. Foreign Language Deficit – What It Is; Why It Matters; and What We Can Do About It.” TEDx talk at Fairleigh Dickinson University, September 21, 2013.

Many Languages One World 2016 — French Language Facilitator — July 2016

Many Languages One World Essay Contest & Global Youth Forum 2014 — ELS Educational Services and the United Nations Academic Impact —

Conducted the French Language Proficiency Interviews in May 2014 and served as the French Language group Facilitator at the Forum, assisting the students prepare their presentations at Adelphi University and accompanying the group to the UN General Assembly where they presented on June 27, 2014.

Many Languages One World — Global Youth Forum on YouTube @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeGWvIgds8E&feature=share
Featured in the classroom with the French language group at 1:53

Many Languages One World 2015

Served as French language interviewer and facilitator and accompanied the students to the UN for their presentations on July 24, 2015.

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