NC AATF/AATSP 2016 Joint Spring Conference
(Pictured above left to right: Laura Parker, Laura Hortal, Amanda Romjue, Beverly Aguirre, Kaitlin Sizemore, Morgan Prince, and Catherine Fountain. Not pictured: Beth Cramer)
Faculty, graduate students, and alumni gathered at the NC AATF/AATSP 2016 Joint Spring Conference, Bringing Together K-20 Language Learning on Saturday, April 9, 2016.
In addition to learning and networking, we were all gathered to celebrate our own Laura Parker.
Ms. Parker teaches French at Burns High School in Cleveland County in Lawndale, NC. She is a frequent presenter at the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, the professional organization for teachers of all world languages in North Carolina.
In Summer 2015, Ms. Parker shared her expertise on Francophone West Africa by presenting in the workshop Global Content for Your Classroom. This workshop sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education helped K-12 teachers of all subjects add international dimensions to their teaching. Ms. Parker joined the group from her summer workplace in France via Skype, after generously sharing resources in Francophone literature and culture (fables, fairy tales, poetry, and art). This material was created through her participation int he department's Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad in Senegal a few years earlier. Ms. Parker joined ten other French and Area studies teachers on a month-long study trip. The participants and two faculty leaders from the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, developed classroom materials on Francophone West Africa and created a month long exhibition on Senegalese culture at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone.
DLLC Department Chair
Dr. James Fogelquist
520 Sanford Hall
DLLC Assistant Chair
Dr. Catherine Fountain
529 Sanford Hall
DLLC Administrative Assistant
Ms. Cindy Trivette
521 Sanford Hall
DLLC Language Lab Director
Dr. Amanda Romjue
504 Sanford Hall
The World Language exchange was created in 2013 to manage the sharing of less commonly taught languages across the UNC system. This exchange offers access to a variety of languages such as Persian, Cherokee and Ancient Greek as well as courses that explore culture.