“We believe that our classroom should be the model of the society we want, and we want a place where everybody is valued, respected, and represented.” – María, Elena, & Mildred
BU Romance Studies launched our annual 2nd Language Learning & Disabilities conference in 2019, with María Datel, Elena Carrión Guerrero, & Mildred Basker-Seigel serving as the founding organizers. The conference aims to provide language educators with tools and strategies for creating inclusive curricula and a classroom climate of tolerance and respect.
Open to the public, the conference attracts participants from language programs at colleges and universities throughout the New England region. The conference provides participants with awareness of the issues, students’ perspectives, available resources, and knowledge of different ways of learning and strategies of how to use them creatively to develop content that makes second-language learning successful for all.
Our conference is held each year early in the spring semester. The latest information is posted below.
November 22, 2021
The Department of Romance Studies at Boston University invites proposals for the 4th edition of the Second Language Learning & Disabilities International Conference to be held on February 25-26, 2022... [ More ]
March 3, 2021
This past weekend, BU romance Studies organized our third annual 2nd Language Learning & Disabilities conference. With the Covid epidemic still ongoing, the event was held in a virtual format, [ More ]
February 19, 2021
Our annual 2nd Language Learning & Disabilities conference is just one week away! Click on the image above to register, or take a look at the schedule.
November 24, 2020
The Department of Romance Studies at Boston University is inviting proposals for the third edition of the Second Language Learning & Disabilities Conference to be held on February 26-27, 2021 at Boston University via Zoom This conference aims to support... [ More ]