Public Speaking

Jen Workshop

Language and the Sustainable Development Goals: A Symposium.

Organized by The Study Group on Language and the United Nations

Thursday, April 21, 2016. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Church Center, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY
(First Avenue and 44th Street)

Talk Title: Language Assessment for Sustainable Development
Presented By: Jennifer C. Hamano, Christen N. Madsen II, and Gita Martohardjono
(Second Language Acquisition Lab, CUNY Graduate Center)

Cost: $30 in advance, $35 on site. For more information, or to register, visit https://sites.google.com/site/languageandtheun/events

From the website: “The 17 Sustainable Development Goals approved by the UN General Assembly for the period 2015-2030 aim to engage not only governments, but “all people, everywhere,” at all levels of civil society. Their implementation will require active, two-way, democratic communication, in a multiplicity of languages. Are we ready for such an effort? What linguistic obstacles stand in the way?”


Bilinguals and Language Development

Tuesday, February 23, 2016.  4:15-6:15 pm.

The ARC, Oneida-Lewis Chapter. At the ARC’s Training Center. 245 Genesee Street. Utica, NY.

This talk details language development and cognitive development similarities and differences between typically developing monolinguals and bilinguals, and also how bilingualism interacts with Specific Language Impairment. 

Tearing Down the Tower of Babel: A discussion series about language

Wednesdays, July 15 – August 19, 2015.  6:00-7:30 pm. Free and open to the public.
John Haynes Holmes Community House. 28 East 35th Street, New York, NY 10016

Check your language prejudices at the door! Is there only one right way to speak?
This six week discussion series explores current controversies. Learn how language awareness promotes justice, equity and compassion in human relations. flyer // schedule

Click here for notes, links and resources related to the topic: What is language ?
Click here for notes, links and resources related to the topic: Language Contact
Tearing Down the Tower of Babel schedule of topics

The Bilingual BenefitBilingual Benefit Dunham Library

Wednesday, July 8, 2015.  6:00-7:00 pm. Free and open to the public.
Dunham Public Library. 76 Main Street, Whitesboro, NY 13493

Do kids get confused by hearing two languages in the home? Can learning another language protect brain function in old age? Find out at the Dunham Public Library! This program, presented by New York City-based linguist Jennifer Hamano, explores bilingualism across the life span.

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