Language Matters with Dr. Elaine Horwitz

Wed, September 17, 2014 | Texas Union Sinclair Suite, UNB 3.128

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

 

Preaching Beyond the Choir: Talking about language learning outside of the language teaching community

with Dr. Elaine Horwitz, Professor and Foreign Language Education Program Area Coordinator and Graduate Advisor

Language teachers are often confronted with strong lay beliefs about language learning. Many people believe that children learn languages effortlessly or that you must become "fluent" in the new language to be successful. This presentation will address how to counter those and other unrealistic beliefs through the eyes of someone preparing to talk to a large lay audience.

 

LANGUAGE MATTERS are monthly teacher-oriented presentations hosted by the Texas Language Center. For more information, call the TLC at 512-471-4123.

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