Consortium Symposium on Community-based Language Education

Event time: 
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:00pm
TEAL Room See map
17 Hillhouse Ave.
Event description: 

The annual Consortium symposium will be hosted by Yale University on May 12-13. The theme is “Community-based language education.”  The symposium will begin on Friday afternoon at 4:00pm with a keynote presentation by Professor Shirley Brice Heath (Stanford University) on “Where the arts, sciences, and life meet for refugees.” This talk will be followed by an opening reception at the Yale Peabody Museum, Hall of Native American Cultures.

On Saturday, May 13, there will be two panels (“Engaging with community members” and “Engaging with community resources”) that will feature projects by language faculty from the Consortium member institutions, each followed by a break-out discussion session.

During lunch on Saturday, there will be an optional tour of the Yale University Art Gallery, led by John Walsh, Director Emeritus of the J. Paul Getty Museum fore registered workshop participants.

To register and to obtain further information about the symposium, please visit the symposium website at While the Friday keynote is open to the wider community, participants are required to register for the Saturday workshop. Limited slots are available, and we give priority to language instructors from the Consortium institutions.