CLACS K-12 Educator Initiatives You Should Know About

  We are starting off the Summer with two initiatives designed to give educators tool and resources to address timely issues of immigration, language learning, and teaching in times of COVID-19.   CLACS 2020 Teacher Fellowship Program: Teaching About Language, Contemporary Culture and Immigration The Teacher Fellowship Program promotes the development of K-12 curriculum focused on the themesContinue reading “CLACS K-12 Educator Initiatives You Should Know About”

“Portuñol”: Spanish and Portuguese Language Contact in Northern Uruguay

Posted by Madeline Gilbert – PhD student in Linguistics at NYU For two months this summer, I am doing linguistic research in Uruguay. I am splitting my time between Montevideo, the capital, and Rivera, a city that lies on the border between Uruguay and Brazil. The border between Uruguay and Brazil actually runs right throughContinue reading ““Portuñol”: Spanish and Portuguese Language Contact in Northern Uruguay”

Upcoming Event: The Importance of the Mother Tongue in Children’s Literature in the Caribbean

Mother Tongues United is an event organized by CLACS in partnership with  The Haitian Creole Language Institute of New York (HCLI) and Port Academie to bring together educators, authors, and activists from different language communities to discuss the importance of the use of the Mother Tongue in Children’s Literature in the Caribbean. At the center ofContinue reading “Upcoming Event: The Importance of the Mother Tongue in Children’s Literature in the Caribbean”

Kreyòl @ NYU

This academic year, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies began offering Haitian Creole language classes to students at New York University. Students at Lehman College and Columbia University can enroll in the classes as well thanks to the Indigenous and Diasporic Language Consortium. Kreyòl is one of Haiti’s two official languages and isContinue reading “Kreyòl @ NYU”