Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum
After a brief introduction, Yan will share her experience teaching the Mandarin CLAC course on Global Health. In particular, she will demonstrate both curricular and co-curricular activities that engage students with native speakers and promote students' translingual and transcultural competence in a foreign language learning context. She will also share with the audience her reflections on teaching CLAC and propose some suggestions for future foreign language curriculum development.
Maha will present alongside two undergraduates, Amulya Vadapalli and Marivi-Howell Arza, who completed the Voices in Global Health CLAC course in Spring 2018. Maha will talk about the opportunities and challenges of involving the refugee community in an academic environment; Amulya and Marivi will reflect on their experience in the course, specifically on how their mid-semester and final poster project presentations were inspired from Skype conversations with refugees whose voices are often not heard. Edgar will present his experience working in a CLAC and Environmental Studies course that paired Duke students with the Fundacion Ayuda por Colombia during the last two years. By means of short audiovisuals, participants shared environmental knowledge in Spanish with children interested in the goal of understanding the local environmental challenges they face.