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On-campus job opportunity for Spring 2023 (Reading Lab; $15.61/hour)

The Reading Lab is looking for qualified individuals to work part-time as Reading Tutors in the Communication Skills Reading Lab (E-114) for the Spring I, 2023 semester. This job is for an on-campus position (international students with an F-1 visa is eligible to apply).

Applicants should have

  • Minimum of 20 credits completed
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred
  • Grade of B+ or higher in ENG 102
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Blackboard a plus.
  • The pay is $15.61 per hour. The salary range for this position is $15.61-$22.47.

If you are interested, you can send your visit the Reading Lab website (https://www.laguardia.edu/ela/reading-lab/) and send an email to readinglab@lagcc.cuny.edu.

ELA Department Open House in Fall 2022 (11/15/2022)

The Education and Language Acquisition Department is hosting its annual open house event on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Please Share this information with your students.

  • Title: ELA Department Open House in Fall 2022
  • Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Place: E-Atrium
  • Description: To commemorate our college’s linguistic and cultural diversity, we ask students and staff to wear their cultural grab or proudly don their country’s flag. Come and discover what career opportunities are available to you in:
    • Language Studies: American Sign Language, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Haitian Creole, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Spanish Translation, Tibetan, and Uzbek.
    • Education: Childhood and Early Childhood, Secondary, and Bilingual Education
    • TESOL/Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages a Linguistics
    • International Studies
    • Latin American Studies
  • Contact: For more information about this event, contact either​ Walter Sistrunk wsistrunk@lagcc.cuny.edu or Julio Rosario jraroario@lagcc.cuny.edu.


College Association will support New York Forum of Amazigh Film in 2022-2023

Prof. Habiba Boumlik has secured funding from the LaGuardia College Association for the “New York Forum of Amazigh Film (https://www.nyfaf.com),” an event that she has been hosting for many years.

NYFAF provides an out-of-classroom opportunity to learn about the indigenous peoples of North Africa through documentaries, feature films and structured discussions. These discussions examine a variety of contemporary issues such as cultural communities and national borders, religious heritage and stereotypes, language and multilingualism, and the transformation of gender roles. NYFAF has established itself as a vibrant and pedagogically effective Festival through assignments developed by our team and shared with faculty.

Congratulations to Prof. Habiba Boumlik.

Prof. Maria Savva received an award from the U.S. Department of State

Maria Savva 6 Prof. Maria Savva has won an award from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to attend the Council of American Overseas Research Centers – American Institute of Indian Studies (CAORC-AIIS; https://www.caorc.org) faculty development seminar from January 1-16, 2023 in India.

Prof. Savva was selected for this highly competitive program from many applications from community college and MSI faculty from all around the United States. The two-week seminar will include visits to the Indian cities of Delhi, Jaipur, and Lucknow to understand the varying economic, cultural, social, and environmental pressures confronting emerging cities as more and more Indians migrate to urban areas in search of work and opportunity. Prof. Savva is the Program Director of our International Studies Option, and has collaborated with Professors Olga Aksakalova and Tuli Chatterji on COIL and Learning Community projects.

New publications by Prof. Luis Guzmán Valerio

Prof. Luis Guzmán Valerio has recently published a few translation works in Latin American Literature Today (issue no. 23, September 2022). The first is an interview I translated by Antonio Díaz Oliva with Rafael Gumucio about Chilean literature. It is available by following this link: https://latinamericanliteraturetoday.org/2022/09/rafael-gumucio-with-the-death-of-nicanor-parra-the-happy-phase-of-chilean-postmodernity-is-over-by-antonio-diaz-oliva/. His second publication in this issue is a translator’s note to his translation of the short story “Life is Still the Same” by Dominican writer José Alcántara Almánzar. Both of these are available on this webpage: https://latinamericanliteraturetoday.org/2022/09/seeking-publisher-from-life-is-still-the-same-by-jose-alcantara-almanzar/. As you can tell from the title of the section, I am very much seeking a publisher for my translation of the short story collection Elusive Memory by José Alcántara Almánzar. Congratulations to Prof. Valerio!


BIPOC literary translation reading event (Prof. Luis Guzmán Valerio) on 9/25/2022

Prof. Luis Guzmán Valerio will be reading this translated work, “Memoria esquiva (Elusive memory)” by José Alcántara Almánzar, at a BIPOC literary/translation reading event on Sunday, September 25, 2022. See below for more information.

  • Title: An Evening of Literature in Translation
  • Date: Sunday, September 25, 2022
  • Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Place: Q.E.D. Astoria (27-16 23rd Ave, Queens, NY 11105)
  • URL: http://qedastoria.com/

Short video introduction to the Language Across Curriculum initiative

Prof. Leigh Garrison-Fletcher and Prof. Lucy Mcnair (English) have developed a short video to introduce their Language Across Curriculum initiative at LaGuardia Community College. For more information about the Language Across Curriculum initiative, contact Prof. Leigh Garrison-Fletcher at lgarrisonfletcher@lagcc.cuny.edu.

A visiting scholar to ELA Dept: Prof. Angélique Alberge at Rodez University Institute of Technology, France

Image001 Prof. Angélique Alberge, Head of International Office at Rodez University Institute of Technology in France, is visiting LaGuardia as a visiting scholar in Fall 2022. The purpose of her visit is to strengthen and potentially widen the collaboration between our French University Institute of Technology based in Rodez, and CUNY.

Prof. Alberge collaborated with Prof. Habiba Boumlik (LaGuardia) through COIL projects. A new COIL project is being set up with other CUNY campuses such as Hostos and BMCC.

Rodez University Institute of Technology is looking for several COIL partners for the following concentrations:

  • Computing
  • Business Administration
  • Quality & Logistics
  • Paralegal careers
  • Information & Communications

Prof. Angélique Alberge is also looking forward to exploring other forms of collaboration like student mobility (internships or study abroad programs) as well as staff mobility (teaching stays, admin stays).

Prof. Kenneth Yin receives a CUNY BRESI award for 2022-2023

We are pleased to announce that Prof. Kenneth Yin has been awarded a CUNY’s Black, Race, and Ethnic Studies Initiative (BRESI) award for his research project titled “Arli Arbudu: The Life, Times, and Work of a Soviet Dungan Writer.” Congratulations to Prof. Yin!

Prof. Lames Fadl’s presentation at the IVEC 2022

Prof. Lames Fadl will be presenting her COIL project at the 4th IVEC International Virtual Exchange Conference at Valencia, Spain on October 26-28, 2022 (https://iveconference.org). The title of her presentation is “Connecting ‘Third Space’ Pedagogy with Employability in Arabic Language Classes through Virtual Exchange: A Survey of Arab-American Communities in the US.”

Congratulations to Prof. Fadl.

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