Tag: poetry

Shortening Distances

This past year added a new layer to the challenges that language teachers perennially confront with the pivot to online learning. In this article, I will share a semester-long project that took place in...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: Misscafolding

Rumi in the Language Classroom Vol 8 See Vol 1 hereSee Vol 2 hereSee Vol 3 hereSee Vol 4 hereSee Vol 5 hereSee Vol 6 here In this eighth volume, the story of “a policeman and...

Celebrating the Linguistic Self

Last spring, as the pandemic raged on outside my student dorm, I found myself mentally chained to the desk where I would now have to undertake fieldwork for my master’s degree in second-language education...

Get Lit Offering Weekend Classes, Hosting Monthly Open Mics

Get Lit, an L.A.-based non-profit that promotes teen literacy through poetry and film, is offering weekend classes for youths aged 13-19, as well as hosting a monthly open mic. Classes and open mics are...

Youth Poetry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx8cSGW4k8&feature=youtu.be Click here for more. Get LitOn Saturday mornings, Get Lit Players aren’t drooling on their pillows or watching TV. They come from all over the city of Los Angeles to recite and write poetry. Many...

Poetry in Motion

Poetry has been written and celebrated both as artistic expression and as a form of civil disobedience.Some overarching questions to consider include, how do these poems disturb what could be perceived as peace? How...

Rumi in the Language Classroom: Diversity of Knowledge & Teaching

Rumi in the Language Classroom Series Vol 1 See Vol 2 of the series here See Vol 3 of the series here Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, also known as Mawlana "our master" and more popularly as Rumi,...

The Challenge of Teaching Poetry

As Franklin Roosevelt famously stated in his 1932 inaugural address, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” These ringing words probably also apply to the teaching of poetry. For a whole...

Chinese Celebrations and Inaugurations

The United Nations celebrated its ninth Chinese Language Day last month at its offices worldwide. Celebrations in New York included lectures on Chinese culture, film screenings, panel discussions on education, and art exhibitions. Lectures on...
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UCLA Brings Aztec From the Past into the Present

In an interesting combination of art and language, a UCLA professor is leading the research for an Aztec text. UCLA historian, Kevin Terraciano, is working with art experts at the Getty Center in collaboration with...
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