The Department of English, The School of Education, and the Programs in Africana, Community, and Women’s Studies at the College of William and Mary would like to cordially invite you to save the date for a book launch for Anne Charity Hudley’s new book Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools on Thursday, December 9th from 4-7 pm at the College of William and Mary in Blow Hall Room 201, 262 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23187. The contact phone number is (757) 221-3930. Directions to campus may be found at: http://www.wm.edu/about/visiting/directions/index.php.
All are welcome and an invitational flyer may be downloaded here. Please share with others who might be interested, especially K-12 teachers and parents.
I will be holding a meet the author session at the The National Council of Teachers of English Conference Sunday November 27 from 10:30-11am. Download a flyer to share here: CharityHudley.Mallinson.NCTE.MeettheAuthor.flyer.pdf
Here’s a great feature on my class on the William and Mary website and YouTube channels!
Our book is now available! Please Click here to download a book flyer! Please spread the word by sending it to others who might be interested.
Our book Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools is now available for pre-sale on Amazon.com! Click here to go to the page.
Our book will be released on November 12, 2010. I will be doing release appearances at the National Association of Multicultural Education and the National Council for Teachers of English conferences both in November.
Christine Mallinson and I are pleased to announce our official book title: Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools! Look for it in Fall 2010 in the Teachers College Press Multicultural Education Series, and check our our book page: http://understandingenglishvariation.com/!
Faculty and students in the New York University Department of Linguistics have created a great blog on African-American English. Follow the blog here: http://africanamericanenglish.com/.
“Language Variation in the Classroom: An Educator’s Toolkit” is open to anyone interested in the practical implications of language variation in K-12 classrooms. The one-week course will be held from 9 am-5 pm from July 19th-23rd, 2010. The course counts towards Virginia teacher re-certification credit and for 3 graduate credits in Education at VCU, William & Mary, and Christopher Newport University.
We know that the economic recession has had an impact on those who are considering whether or not to attend our workshop. We therefore are inviting every attendee to participate in a research study about the workshop—and get up to $350 back on your tuition costs, plus an additional $200 worth of books and materials!
You may register online at: http://www.community.vcu.edu/programs/sws/registration/index.html
This summer I am co-teaching a Swahili language and culture class with Martin Shanguhyia during the month of June at the College of William and Mary.
This course will examine the language and culture of Swahili speaking communities. Participants will conducted directed reading and research on selected topics including but not limited to the linguistic history, sociopolitical ramifications, and literary legacy of the development and spread of Swahili. Students will work with fluent speakers of Swahili to learn beginning speaking, reading, and writing skills. The course will have a focus on engagement and scholarship in communities where Swahili is spoken.