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2015 Chicago Language Symposium

Contexts & Language Learning: Situated Learning in the 21st Century

April 17-18, 2015

DePaul University


The 2015 Chicago Language Symposium was co-sponsored by the following institutions:

  • The Department of Modern Languages at DePaul University
  • The University of Chicago Language Center
  • The Council on Language Instruction and the Multimedia Learning Center at Northwestern University
  • The Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Information for the Saturday Symposium 


About the Keynote Speaker

Elaine E. Tarone is the Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) and a Professor in the Second Language Studies Program at the University of Minnesota. 

Her research publications focus on the impact of social context on learner language and second language acquisition. She has published research on oral second-language processing by low-literacy learners, interlanguage variation, interaction in immersion classrooms, language play, and genre analysis. 

A member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers, she is a recipient of the College of Liberal Arts Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Post-baccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education.