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Language Resource Center Speaker Series - Christina Rocha

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Stimson Hall, G25
204 East Ave., Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

"Inquiry-Based Language Learning"
Christina Rocha
ACS Athens 

This talk will focus on inquiry-based learning within the language classroom, more specifically WHY it is important as well as HOW we can successfully engage our students to ask more questions, sparking their curiosity and motivation to learn more about the language, culture, and people we teach about. Inquiry-based learning helps build intercultural communicative awareness and competence while fostering student agency and a sense of connection to our community through conscious global citizenship. 

Bio: Christina Rocha has been teaching languages (ESL, Greek, French, and Spanish) since 1999. She started her career in the U.S. public school system before moving internationally; she currently teaches Spanish and ESL at the American Community Schools (ACS) in Athens, Greece. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Applied Linguistics and Language and Communication with a research interest and focus on inquiry-based language learning and global citizenship. She has recently authored two chapters in the 2021 IGI publication on this topic in the Handbook of Research on K-12 Blended and Virtual Learning Through the i²Flex Classroom Model

This event will be held in person in G25 Stimson and will also be streamed live over Zoom. Join us at the LRC or on Zoom.

The event is free and open to the public. Campus visitors and members of the public must adhere to Cornell's public health requirements for events, which include wearing masks while indoors and providing proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test.

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