At student-led workshops on FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus, 40 middle-school students who are Haitian or of Haitian descent reconnected —or in some cases connected for the first time— with their Haitian roots. Taisha Gauthier, developer and co-founder of the program, explained the need to focus on identity because "we don’t fit in with Haitians or Americans either." The program was run by the Haitian Student Organization and supported by LACC and FIU’s Global Learning Initiative.
The Intl Research Conference of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association, sponsored by LACC, SIPA & the Navon Professorship in Sephardic & Mizrachi Studies, welcomed community members and over 100 scholars from across the globe to FIU on June 21. Dr. Tudor Parfitt's keynote on Blackness and Jewishness was followed by a lively concert by Kazmarikstan Jazz Project. For 3 days attendees enjoyed plenaries on topics ranging from migration, history and memory to sports, theater and film studies.
LACC is proud to host its 18th Annual Haitian Summer Institute and welcome junior scholars, FLAS fellows and professionals from across the globe to FIU's Modesto Maidique Campus in Miami. The Institute, the only US Department of Education FLAS-approved summer program in Haitian Creole, consists of four weeks of intensive Haitian Creole language training in Miami and two amazing weeks in Haiti. Please join us from June 22-August 2, 2015 and learn more about Haiti Cherie!
Now entering its 18th year, the Haitian Summer Institute is a six-week program in Miami and Haiti designed for those interested in acquiring basic conversational proficiency in Haitian Creole and students who wish to continue their Haitian Creole Language and Haitian culture training at the intermediate and advanced levels.
Marlene Johnshoy, Online Education Program Director and web manager at The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA, University of Minnesota), leads this second workshop/seminar for Haitian Creole language instructors from community colleges, colleges and universities throughout the U.S. Made possible with funding from the US Department of Education Title VI Grant. Registration is free but required. For more information call (305) 348-2894.
Foreign language teachers from regional colleges gain Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) tools to create and design language teaching tasks for use in their classrooms. TBLT is the latest applied realization of communicative language teaching (CLT). Directed by Dr. Melissa Baralt. Free and open to language teachers; registration required. For more information please contact Dr Baralt at firstname.lastname@example.org. Made possible through LACC's US Department of Education Title VI Grant.
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Deuxieme Maison (DM) 353
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199