Teaching South Asian Languages in 2020

Event details

Seminar

Date & time

Thursday 17 September 2020
7.00am–10.00pm

Venue

Online - Zoom

Speaker

Multiple Speakers

Contacts

CHL Communications and Outreach Team

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The many tumultuous and globally consequential events of 2020 have encouraged educators to reconsider resources, methods, and practices in their foreign language classrooms. While many online and global discussions on these topics are broadly applicable to classrooms teaching any language, this group endeavours to highlight those topics which are of special interest to those involved in teaching the classical and modern languages of South Asia in Australia and globally.

This event is part of the Global Festival of Asia Pacific Language and Culture Education

Session 1 – Sanskrit & Classical South Asian Language Education

Thursday 17th September, 7:00am–8:00am (AEST)

In South Asia and abroad, Sanskrit and the other classical languages have always had a robust and specialised traditions of education. In 2020, the particular needs of classical language education are compounded with the global shifts to online education. This roundtable session will focus on the current practices and needs of Sanskrit educators in Australia, Germany, the UK, and the United States.

Speakers:

Dr Stephanie Majcher
Lecturer in Sanskrit
School of Culture, History & Language, ANU

Dr McComas Taylor
Associate Professor in Sanskrit
School of Culture, History & Language, ANU

Dr Antonia Ruppel
Postdoctoral Researcher, Lecturer in Sanskrit
University of Oxford /Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Dr Varun Khanna
Visiting Assistant Professor (classics)
Swarthmore College (USA)

Dr Sadananda Das
Lecturer in Sanskrit
Leipzig University (Germany)

Seth Powell
Doctoral Student & Founder/Director
Harvard & Yogic Studies (USA)

Session 2 – Modern South Asian Language Education

Friday 18th September, 8:00pm–10:00pm (AEST)

In Subcontinent and beyond, the languages of South Asia are taught in a variety of contexts and methods. This roundtable session will focus on the current practices and needs of Hindi, Urdu, and Panjabi educators in Australia, Singapore, Pakistan, India, and the United States.

Speakers:

Assoc. Prof. Peter Friedlander
Associate Professor in Hindi
School of Culture, History & Language, ANU

Dr Christopher Diamond
Lecturer in Hindi
School of Culture, History & Language, ANU

Dr Divya Chaudhry
Senior Lecturer in Hindi-Urdu
Vanderbilt University (USA)

Dr Gwendolyn Kirk
Assistant Professor
Lahore University of Management Sciences (Pakistan)

Dr Sandhya Singh
Lecturer in Hindi
National University of Singapore (Singapore)

Dr Ian Woolford
Lecturer in Hindi
La Trobe University

Prof. Sadanand Shahi
Professor in Hindi
Banaras Hindu University (India)

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