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Languages Other Than English

May 4, 2012 - Queens College

Keynote Speaker
Sandra B. Schreffler

Associate Professor on Foreign Language
Roger Williams University

Call for Papers
Deadline April 15, 2012

The Queens Consortium on LOTE, committed to promote and support language teaching excellence and professional development, invites you to submit a proposal for a workshop or session in the topic areas, including (but not limited to) the following:

Heritage language courses
Culture in the LOTE classroom
National Standards into the language curriculum
Language teaching methodology
Language curriculum development
Language testing and assessment
Language program evaluation
Innovation in language teaching and learning
The world languages in Queens, New York
Language acquisition and learning
Language education
Intercultural education
Innovations in language teaching and learning
Media and /or Technology in the LOTE Classroom
Literature in the LOTE classroom

Abstracts (no more than 300 words) should be submitted electronically at:

Please direct questions to Beatriz Carolina Peña at

The Conference will take place at Queens College of the City University of New York,
65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11367

Dr. Sandra B. Schreffler currently is Professor of Spanish and Linguistics at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. She received her MA from the University of Houston in Spanish and her doctorate from the University of Florida in Spanish and Linguistics. She has taught Spanish and linguistics at a number of universities across the country, including the University of Connecticut and New Mexico State University. At Roger Williams University she teaches courses in Latin American Literature and Culture, Beginning and Intermediate Language Courses, Mayan Culture and Literature, Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Methodology for the School of Education. Her research includes Language Acquisition and Teaching, sociolinguistics, languages in contact, and Mayan culture and traditions, among others. In 2000, while at the University of Connecticut, she received an NEH Grant to direct a Summer Program for HS teachers on the integration of Caribbean culture into the Spanish language HS and Middle School curriculum. It was held in San Juan, PR with the participation of notable faculty members from the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. She taught the courses on the pedagogy involved in the process. In 2002, she accepted the position of Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Istanbul Technical University, which consisted of 180 faculty, most of them teaching English as a foreign language. Over the last 6 years, Dr. Schreffler has conducted a 4-week Summer Study Abroad Program to Guatemala whose purpose is to increase students’ language proficiency and introduce students to the pre-Columbian and current cultures and peoples of this Central American country.

Selected Publications
2010. "Teaching Heritage Language Speakers Their Own Language: Special Challenges, Special Opportunities". World Language Teacher Education: Transitions and Challenges in the 21st Century. Jacqueline Davis, editor.  Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.
2009. Perspectivas, 8th edition. Boston: Cengage Learning. (Co-authored with Brenda Wegmann & Mary Ann Kiddle)
2008. "Does Linguistic Exclusion in Language Education Exist for Hispanic Heritage Language Speakers in the United States?" Multilingualism and Exclusion, Theodorus du Plessis, Pol Cuvelier, Michael Meeuwis & Lut Teck, editors.
2007. "Hispanic heritage language speakers in the United States: Linguistic exclusion in education". Critical Inquiry in Language Studies.
2005. "Higher Education Language Policy and the Challenge of Linguistic Imperialism:  A Turkish Case Study".  Globalization, De/Neo-colonization and language in Education: Policies and Practices. Lin, Angel M. Y. and Martin, Peter W., Eds.   Clevedon, UK: Multilingual Matters Ltd.  (Co-authored with Dr. Timothy Reagan.)
2004. "El método comunicativo desde la perspectiva estudiantil". Lingüística Aplicada y Sociedad (Vol.3).  Havana, Cuba: University of Havana Press.  
2002.  "Mujeres angloparlantes e hispanoparlantes: la organización de su habla". El español en contacto con otras lenguas. San Juan, PR: Universidad de Puerto Rico Press.
2000. "Gender Speech:  A Study of the Discourse Organization of English Speakers in the Southeastern United States". Kansas English.  Spring edition. 
1997. "Second-Person Singular Pronoun Options in the Speech of Salvadorans in Houston, TX" Southwest Journal of Linguistics 13:1-2.
1995. "The Voseo:  Second Person Singular Pronouns in Guatemalan Speech". Language Quarterly 33:1-2. 


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