Language of Service and Community symposium

Posted by on March 9, 2009

Bringing together foreign language/ESL professors and instructors who are exploring community engagement and service-learning pedagogy.

Saturday, April 4, 2009
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Rollins College – Winter Park, FL

The Language of Service and Community symposium will provide an opportunity to learn from colleagues from across the country about ways to enhance foreign language instruction through service-learning and community engagement pedagogy.

Call for Participation and Programs:
We invite participants to share ideas and practices through engaging presentations of innovative projects, pedagogies, and research in service-learning and community engagement pedagogy. We encourage presentations (not the reading of papers) showcasing original and engaging practices in one of several topic areas:

1. Service-learning pedagogy in foreign language and/or ESL instruction
2. Best practices with S-L pedagogy in study abroad and international experiences
3. Community engagement and community-based research projects in foreign language instruction
4. Research on the effectiveness of S-L pedagogy in language acquisition

Please send a brief RFP to by Monday, March 9, 2009. Presenters will be notified by March 16, 2009 by e-mail.

Your RFP should have a title, abstract (100-150 words), summary of presentation topic, and names/institution of presenter(s).  Note: this will be used in the Symposium Program.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Josef Hellebrandt, Santa Clara University

Editor of Construyendo Puentes (Building Bridges): Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Spanish; Learning the Language of Global Citizenship: Service-Learning in Applied Linguistics; and Juntos: Community Partnerships in Spanish and Portuguese

For questions please contact Gabriel Barreneche, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures 407-691-1770 or

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