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Approaches to bilingual education topic of Feb. 2 lecture

Foreign language education expert Myriam Met will present “Learning Through Two Languages: An International and National Perspective on Bilingual Education” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, in 100 Laws Hall. Her talk is part of the Center for American and World Cultures' “Power of Language” lecture series.

Met is a senior research associate at the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, where her work focuses primarily on K-12 foreign language policy. She served as coordinator of foreign languages for Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland) for 15 years, and has been involved with teacher training at the K-12 and postsecondary levels in the United States, Europe, Japan, South America and Canada.

The National Foreign Language Center is the nation's principal institutional resource for strategic planning and drafting of policy for language in the United States.

In her talk, Met will examine different approaches to bilingual education and provide data on some approaches currently used in U.S. schools.

Her talk is co-sponsored by the Center for American and World Cultures, the Center for Writing Excellence, the linguistics program and the Talawanda Miami partnership.

For more information, call 9-8309.

Date Published: 01/19/2006
Volume: 25   Number: 21

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