Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Cultura y Comunidad Keynote Lecture

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"Dual Language Programs in K12 Classroom: Embracing Bilingual Education"
Presented by Dr. Katherine Barko-Alva, Clinical Assistant Professor of TESOL/ESL
Program Director, College of William and Mary

Health and Behavioral Studies Building, Room G040
Access building through entrance closest to Grace Street Parking Deck
Reception to follow with Hispanic food

Dr. Barko-Alva, a former McKnight fellow, holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in the area of ESL/Bilingual Education from the University of Florida. The construct of academic language is at the core of her research interest. As a bilingual researcher and teacher educator, she focuses particularly on how teachers understand academic language within the context of ESL/dual language classrooms.

For more information please contact Karina Kline-Gabel, Cultura y Comunidad Coordinator, at klinegx@jmu.edu. For additional questions please contact Kristi McDonnell at mcdonnkc@jmu.edu.

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