The Indiana University Center for Language Technology seeks discussion room hosts for a Language Learner Lounge (LLL) hybrid event on Wednesday, June 7, 2023, from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM.
Audience and Goal:
- The general goal of LLL is to form supportive communities for language learners in Indiana University.
- The focus for this summer event is “Celebrating Multilingualism”: helping motivated language learners meet and learn from other language learners; helping them share tips and techniques for effective language learning, especially for those who are or want to become proficient in multiple languages.
- The potential audience for this event comes from the roughly 300 online and in-person students in IU summer 2023 language programs, plus the larger IU language-learning community. We also welcome non-IU language enthusiasts.
- Hybrid: The event will take place both in-person (on campus, location TBA) and remotely using a virtual meeting platform.
- Speed-dating format
- 3 concurrent sessions for participants to choose from.
- Participants rotate every 15-minutes from session to session, with a 5-minute break in between sessions
- Hosts prepare 1 topic and present it 3 times to different groups of participants.
- There will be one “free room” for any emerging topic.
- Refreshment will be provided at 5:30PM for in-person attendees.
- Be available June 7th Wednesday 4:30PM-5:30PM EDT.
- Hosts can join remotely or in-person.
- Attend a pre-event “tech rehearsal” for the virtual platform (date/time TBD).
- Prepare a topic of your choice related to multiple-language learning (samples below).
- Present a brief introduction to your topic.
- Guide discussion on your topic.
Topics should be practical and should relate to major concerns of multilingual language learners. Here are some suggestions. You may cover one of these or may provide a topic of your own:
- How to become a polyglot: polyglots reflect on their journeys learning multiple languages.
- So, you want to be a polyglot: advice for beginners.
- How to add a new language while maintaining those already studied.
- How to leverage current language skills to learn an entirely new language.
- Polyglots and the job market: using/marketing your language skills to enhance your career.
- Language study methods and techniques, time-management, etc.
- Pros and cons of formal linguistics study for polyglots.
- Depth or breadth? Focusing on one or two languages vs getting broad experience in many
- Any student, faculty member, or staff member may apply to serve as room host.
- Experience in language learning
- Experience in facilitating discussions
Room hosts will be awarded a verified digital badge from the Indiana University Center for Language Technology.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject: Application for LLL Summer 2023 Room Host
- Please indicate your full name and status (undergraduate, graduate, faculty, staff) and your affiliation (department, center, office, etc.)
- Provide a topic and discuss how you would cover that topic and guide discussion in a 15-minute slot.
- Tell us about your experience facilitating discussions.
Recommend a Friend:
Can’t make the time but know someone who can? Recommend a friend as a room host and we will follow up with them.
Either way, we look forward to hearing from you!
Center for Language Technology