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Global Voices: Exploring Multilingualism in the 21st Century

The Duke Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES), the Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC), and the Duke Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS) are pleased to present:

Global Voices: Exploring Multilingualism in the 21st Century

April 20 - 21, 2024

A conference with themes of:

Heritage Learners
Language Learning and Emotions
Proficiency Standards, Testing, & Curricular Development
Teaching Indigenous Languages
Transformer and Translation Models in Languages of the World:
Current Trends and Future Directions

Outside speakers include:

Abelardo de la Cruz (Assistant Professor, Nahua Scholar, Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Eva Dessein (Senior Lecturer, Director of French language program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Kira Gor (Professor of Second Language Acquisition, University of Maryland)
Jean-Marc Dewaele (Emeritus Professor, Birbeck, University of London)
Beth Mackey (U.S. Department of Defense, Chief program manager for language testing (retired); specialist in second language acquisition, PhD, University of Maryland)
Margaret Malone (Director of Assessment and Research, ACTFL; Adjunct Lecturer, Georgetown University)
Per Urlab (Director of Global Languages, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Duke units participating include:

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies (CLACS)
Center for Slavic Eurasian and East European Studies (CSEEES)
German Studies
Global Education Office
Romance Studies
Slavic and Eurasian Studies


Contact: Cathy Lewis