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:

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.


“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:

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.