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ACE’s Spanish-English Legal Interpreting course in Fall 2023

LaGuardia’s Adult and Continuing Education is offering a non-credit course on legal interpreter course in Fall 2023. This course is an outcome of several years of collaboration between LaGuardia’s Modern Languages Program and the NYS Courts System, with which some of the CUNY campuses ran the court interpreter internship program in the past few years.

This legal interpreter course is designed to prepare students for the NYS Court Interpreter examination (https://ww2.nycourts.gov/COURTINTERPRETER/ExamInformation.shtml). Candidates who passed this exam will be eligible for available staff interpreter positions within the New York State Registry of Per Diem Court Interpreters and can provide interpreting services, on an as-needed, freelance basis. Per diem court interpreters are paid $220 for a half-day (up to four hours) or $385 for a full day.


Open House for the MA/Ph.D. program in Linguistics at CUNY Graduate Center (10/19/2023)

For those who are interested in pursuing an academic career (e.g., teaching at college or university) in Linguistics. CUNY Graduate Center is hosting an open house for its Linguistics Program on Thursday, October 19, 2023.


CSin6: Tuition-free CS courses for DOE teachers in Fall 2023

CSin6 (Six Credits of Computing Concepts and Pedagogy) is a professional development opportunity for teachers and paraprofessionals for tuition-free 6-credit sequence of courses.


Learning Communities Showcase Winners (Spring 2023)

Several ELA faculty members and their students in the Learning Communities in Spring 2023 have received accolades at the showcase event.

  • The winning showcase presentation was by “ESL and Life in the Universe” with Rebekah Johnson (ESL) and Joshua Tan (Natural Sciences)
  • Ivan Segura from the CSE and Reading the Biography pair, for his reflection on events of the book They Cage the Animals at Night and how he connected this with aspects of his own lived experience. Faculty: Susan Dorrington (ESL) and Adhiambo Okomba (Reading)

ELA’s Professional Development Series: Eric Hofmann (5/9/2023)

Please join us for the second ELA 2023 Professional Development Talk by Dean Eric Hofmann on Tuesday May 9, 2023 at 3:30pm.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 3:30pm
  • Title: The Role of Learning in Community College Academic Careers
  • Speaker: Eric Hofmann, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, LaGuardia Community College
  • Online (Zoom)
  • Abstract: In his presentation, Dean Hofmann will discuss a recent Action Research study that examined the experiences of full-time faculty at LaGuardia. The study included surveys and interviews that revealed challenges faculty have faced and the supports and strategies that helped them shape and deepen their scholarly identities. Cycle 2 data collection included the design, implementation, and evaluation of a digital portfolio intended to help faculty plan and integrate their work strategically. The study found that a scaffolded process that fosters faculty learning and is supported by colleagues may help new faculty identify ways to connect their classroom-facing activities with their other responsibilities.

Contact Prof. Boumlik (hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu) for the Zoom link.

ELA’s Professional Development Series: Luis Guzmán Valerio (5/4/2023)

Please join us for the second ELA 2023 Professional Development Talk by Dean Eric Hofmann on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 3:30pm.

  • Date: Thursday, May 4, 2023
  • Time: 3:30pm
  • Title: Forging a Path after the PhD and Beyond
  • Speaker: Luis Guzmán Valerio
  • Online (Zoom)
  • Abstract: In this presentation, Luis will speak about his preparation as a doctoral student and the course his career and intellectual pursuits have taken since graduating. His PhD education taught him how to design a qualitative research project, how to present at academic conferences, and how to write an academic paper. However, it did not teach him how to craft very common pieces of writing such as how to write a book review, how to conduct an interview, and how to write an opinion essay. His talk will not be a formal academic presentation, but rather a conversation or reflection with feedback from the audience about professional trajectories in academia.

Contact Prof. Boumlik (hboumlik@lagcc.cuny.edu) for the Zoom link.

Language Career Fair with CCPD (5/3/2023)

The “Language Career Fair” brings students from various majors to inquire about the pertinence of languages in the job market. The guest participants represent fields as diverse as health, business, interpreting, law, education, finance, software development and export. The participants share their experiences and explain how accurate and powerful knowing a second language has been for their career. Some of them share personal career stories and connect their knowledge of a second language to their current jobs. Students will have the opportunity to engage with professionals who have careers in the fields of tourism, international relations, business and the UN.


Community College Daily features LaGuardia’s CITE program

Community College Daily, an online news publication by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), featured LaGuardia’s participation in the CITE program, a four-year, $14 million initiative that the CUNY initiated to incorporate digital content for those planning to teach pre-K through 12th grade.

ELA Department Open House in Spring 2023 (4/27/2023)

The Education and Language Acquisition Department is hosting its annual open house event on Thursday, April 27, 2023 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Please share this information with your students.

  • Title: ELA Department Open House in Spring 2023
  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Place: E-Atrium
  • Description: Please encourage your students to attend and learn about ELA courses, majors, 4- year college transfer opportunities, and possible career opportunities in the ELA majors.
  • Contact: For more information about this event, contact either​ Walter Sistrunk wsistrunk@lagcc.cuny.edu or Julio Rosario jraroario@lagcc.cuny.edu.


Career in Diplomacy virtual talk by Darryl ‘Butch’ Woolfolk (3/29/2023)

International Studies Program at LaGuardia Community College is hosting a talk by Darryl ‘Butch’ Woolfolk, Public Diplomacy Officer in New Delhi, India on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Mr. Woolfolk is a Public Diplomacy Officer based in New Delhi India, who is also a former veteran and speaks multiple languages. Mr. Woolfolk will be talking about his career path and also the psycho-social adjustment of being immersed in a culture that is different from one’s home culture.

This event is co-hosted with Oakton College.

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