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      I Symposium on Lusophone Cultures of California in Davis

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      November 1, 2019

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      I Symposium on Lusophone Cultures of California

      I Symposium on Lusophone Cultures of California  &  VI Workshop for training and improvement of Portuguese teachers of the West Coast   November 1st and 2nd, 2019 The Portuguese language, spoken by more than 300,000 people in California, brings us together for this symposium to discuss educational, linguistic, literary and community practices that reaffirm the polycentric expansion of the Lusophone world in the state. Portuguese is today a critical language in the United States, also documented as a minority language by the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages of the United States (NCOLCTL). This event aims to contribute to Lusophone diasporic communities all over California in the effort to create an ethnolinguistic connection with their history.   Areas of interest: Community leadership Teaching practices and community-based projects The role of community engagement Collaboration with diaspora communities Portuguese for heritage learners, Spanish speakers, and additional language learners Proficiency examinations Community needs Community organization Lusophone diaspora literature Portuguese in contact with other languages Art, culture and other manifestations in the Portuguese language     KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:  Luis Gonçalves, Princeton University President of the American Organization of Teachers of Portuguese Vice-president of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages   Cláudia Martins Linguistics Center University NOVA of Lisboa   INVITED PRESENTERS:   Ana Maria Seara, Lecturer in Portuguese University of California, Santa Cruz   Cássia Abreu, Lecturer in Portuguese/Outreach Coordinator San Diego State University   Deolinda Adão, Assistant Director of the Center for Portuguese Studies University of California, Berkeley   Diniz Borges, Director of the Portuguese Beyond Borders Institute California State University, Fresno   Duarte Pinheiro, Coordinator Instituto Camões/CEPE-EUA   José Luís da Silva, Director Luso-American Education Foundation   Lyris Wiedemann, Senior Lecturer Stanford University   Patrícia Lino, Associate Professor in Luso-Brazilian Literatures & Cultures University of California, Santa Barbara   Renato Alvim, Assistant Professor of Portuguese California State University, Stanislaus   Ricardo Vasconcelos, Associate Professor of Portuguese San Diego State University   ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Eugênia Fernandes, Lecturer in Portuguese/Coordinator of the Celpe-Bras Examination University of California, Davis   Tatiana Dutra e Mello, Adjuct Professor/Director University of San Francisco Projeto Contadores de Estórias   Valeria Sasser, Communication Coordinator/Spokesperson Council of Brazilian Citizen Abroad Brazilian Citizen Council of San Francisco     FACULTY SUPPORT: Leopoldo Bernucci, Distinguished Professor of Spanish, The Russell F. and Jean H. Fiddyment Chair in Latin American Studies University of California, Davis   Robert Newcomb, Associate Professor of Luso-Brazilian Studies/Undergraduate Portuguese Adviser University of California, Davis   John Slater, Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Associate Professor of Spanish University of California, Davis     SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Leonardo Silva, Certified Evaluator of the Celpe-Bras Exam/Associate instructor – Department of Spanish and Portuguese University of California, Davis   Victor Cervantes, Associate instructor – Department of Spanish and Portuguese University of California, Davis   Shelley Dykstra, Provost Fellow – Department of Spanish and Portuguese University of California, Davis   Venue Sproul Hall 912 & 104 Olson Hall 53A &18   Participants will receive certificates.    

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