TESOL graduate program partnered with Agriland Farming Company in Chowchilla
In Spring 2019 Agriland Farming Company in Chowchilla hired one of our TESOL graduate students, Crystal Enqiquez, to teach ESL to some of their immigrant workers. They also agreed to partner with our grad students in LING 244 Curriculum Design and Assessment (taught by Dr. Jaydene Elvin, our TESOL Coordinator) so that they could develop a curriculum that specifically meet the needs of the employees at Agriland. The final curriculum was presented to both the owner and HR director at Agriland, where it was very well received.
STARTALK 2019 summer Chinese program at Fresno State
(June 24th-July 12th, open to 3rd to 8th grade students)
STARTALK is a NSA sponsored summer language program that aims to promote the critical languages critical to our nation's security. Our summer program titled "Going Places" is a 3 week half day Chinese program that will be held from June 24th-July 12th. It is open to 3rd to 8th grade students.
Early registration begins mid-April and ends May 10th. The extended registration deadline will be on Sat. June 1st. We will be accepting until we are full. Parents and guardians interested in the program can contact the program director Li Mann at FresnoSTARTALK@gmail.com.
2018 Study Abroad in Shanghai
Our Study Abroad program in Shanghai was a big success! Students were immersed in the Chinese language and culture in the biggest city of China, at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST). They made friends with local Chinese students, toured the best of China's traditional architecture and gardens, museums, and galleries, and witnessed the amazing development of China's modernization. Check out some pictures and testimonies here:
2018 WECOL (Western Conference on Linguistics): Call for papers
The Department of Linguistics at California State University Fresno will be hosting the Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL), November 30- December 2, 2018 in Fresno, California. Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (with 10 minutes for discussion) or poster presentations on any aspects of theoretical, experimental, documentary, or computational linguistics.
Abstracts must be limited to 500 words, with one extra page for examples, figures, tables, and references. The format of the abstract should follow the guidelines below:
- Title centered at top of page, in bold, in sentence case.
- Including word count at the end of the abstract.
- Anonymous: authors’ names and affiliations should not be indicated anywhere on the abstract pages.
- Filename: lastname_firstname.pdf
Abstracts should be uploaded to EASY CHAIR SITE: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wecol2018.
The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, September 2, 2018.
Key dates of the conference:
|July 16||Abstract Submission Ope|
|Sept 2||Abstract Deadline|
|Oct 15||Abstract Notification|
|Nov 30-Dec 2||Conference|
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