[lg policy] course description: Iowa State: Language Policy and Practice

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 26 15:25:05 UTC 2010

Language Policy and Practice


Information Session:  November 11 at 4:30 in Ross 129

Learn how governments and institutions attempt to control language use
in the U.S. and abroad through classwork and by observing language
policy and language practice in Quebec, Canada.

A three week summer course set in the heart of French speaking Canada.
 Quebec City is a  visual delight and will soon have you thinking you
are strolling along the medieval walls of some quaint and wonderful
historic European city.

No trip to French-speaking Canada is complete without a visit to
romantic Québec City. There's a definite European sensibility here and
you'll feel farther from home then you are, walking down cobblestone
streets and stopping in small shops selling everything from pastries
and artisanal cheese to antiques and art.

Québec City is the crown jewel of French Canada and if you're coming
for the first time, look out - there's simply no other place like it
in North America.

It's pure Old World Europe right smack in North America, the heart and
soul of francophone culture in the New World, and it's got a
boisterous and down-to-earth population proud to show it all off.

In short, it's hard not to be completely wowed by the place.

The Course
During this three-week, three-credit program, students will:

Learn how governments and institutions attempt to control language use
in the U.S.and abroad
Observe language policy and language practice in action in Quebec, the
heart of French-speaking Canada
Immerse themselves in Quebecois history and culture through visits to
the Old City of Quebec, Château Frontenac, the Citadel, Champs de
Bataille, and the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Quebec
Classes will be held on the campus of Laval University, which is well
located for shopping and just minutes by bus from the historic old

An interesting feature of this program is the opportunity for
interaction with Canadian students who can also enroll in the class.

Who is eligible? Undergraduate and graduate students from all majors
and colleges.

There are no prerequisites.

Program leader: Carol Chapelle, Professor of English (Applied Linguistics)

Linguistics 395x/595x fulfills the ISU International Perspectives requirement

For more information, call the ISU Study Abroad Center at 515/294-6792
or contact the instructor Carol Chapelle at carolc at iastate.edu.

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