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606. Technology and Teaching Vulnerable Languages in Vulnerable Times

Saturday, 11 January, 3:30–4:45 p.m., Colorado, Sheraton Chicago

Program arranged by the MLA Committee on Community Colleges

Presiding: Arturo Davila-Sanchez, Laney Coll., CA

Speakers: Rebecca Horn, Univ. of Utah; Stacey Oberly, Univ. of Arizona; A. LaVonne Brown Ruoff, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago

Session Description:

Technology creates new possibilities for teaching Native American, Native Latin American, and other minority languages. Endangered language communities are using or considering teaching through the Internet, YouTube, and distance learning. Examples will include Nahuatl and Quechua distance-learning programs and issues raised by the Navajo edition of Rosetta Stone.


Subjects:

  • The Teaching of Language and Literature – General

  • The Profession – General

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