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TWU To Host Third Annual Symposium On Second Language Acquisition/

TWU To Host Third Annual Symposium On Second Language Acquisition/Cultural Diversity


DENTON — Two nationally renowned scholars — Dr. Barbara Flores and Dr. Carmen Tafolla — will be the keynote speakers at the Third Annual Symposium on Second Language Acquisition and Cultural Diversity, hosted by the Texas Woman's University Office of Bilingual/English as a Second Language Education Programs.

The symposium will be held June 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the TWU Multipurpose Classroom and Laboratory building, located near the intersection of Bell Avenue and East College Street.

Onsite registration is $75; $35 for TWU faculty and staff, $20 for paraprofessionals and $15 for university students. For registration information, contact Juanita Duenez-Lazo at (940) 898-2214, or visit

Dr. Flores is a professor of education at California State University in San Bernardino. A former classroom teacher of bilingual education and ESL, she is regarded as an outstanding scholar in the areas of language and literacy development. Her publications include Reading in the Bilingual Classroom and Bilingual Children's Social Construction of Literacy and Biliteracy.

Dr. Tafolla is an internationally acclaimed poet, author and speaker on multicultural issues. In 1999, she received the Art of Peace Award for writing which furthers peace, justice and human understanding.

Symposium sessions will focus on "nuts and bolts" information that can be applied in the classroom. Session topics include "Vocabulary Development," "Dual Language With Two Teachers," "Dropout Prevention/Intervention and Recovery," "Teaching Reading and Language Arts to Linguistically Different Learners," among others. A number of sessions will run concurrently.


For Further Information Contact:

Roy Kron
Director of News and Information
Tel: (940) 898-3456