Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

My Presentations


Kathy presenting 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.

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

Kathy presenting @ the NAFSA e-seminar on “Global Learning in Foreign Language Instruction: More Than Just Talk.”  My presentation was on Multilingualism, Global Citizenship, and the Sustainable Development Goals: Implications for Foreign Language Education and Advocacy, in which I discussed the Many Languages One World Essay Contest and Global Youth Forum (MLOW) in terms of both the significance of multilingualism in global citizenship and its implications for foreign language educators and advocates.  (11-09-17)

Kathy participated 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 (11-04-17)

Kathy presented @ the MCTLC Conference on “Foreign Language as a Global Competency” (10-27-17)

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 @
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.


Presenter at the 2016 CLAC Conference October 21-22, 2016.

“The Role of Multilingualism in Global Citizenship – Many Languages One World”

Presenter at the 2016 COFLT-WAFLT Fall Conference  – October 14-15, 2016

“Foreign Language — Advocacy, Empowerment, and Career Pathways”

Presenter at Language and the Sustainable Development Goals:  A Symposium. Organized by The Study Group on Language and the United Nations, April 22, 2016.

“The Role of Multilingualism in the Implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”

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”

Speaker at the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) annual convention 2016, Jul 4, 2016 —

“French Language Skills — Your Career Differentiator.”

Webinar — National Organization of Business Language Educators (NOBLE)

How Foreign Languages Can Give You the Professional Edge.
October 21, 2014.

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