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(GIS) – “Kwéyòl-la Pa Bata!” The Saint Lucian Language Situation and the use of Kwéyòl in the Classroom will be the topic for discussion in Up/Rising: The Illumination Series hosted by the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College.
The lecture takes place on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in CEHI Room 1.
The third lecture in the series will be delivered by Dr. Kathy Depradine, Head of the Communication Studies Department and a lecturer at the Division of Teacher Education and Educational Administration.
Dr. Depradine has been a teacher for the last twenty years. She spent the first half of her teaching career attached to the Ciceron Combined School and has been a lecturer of Language and Linguistics at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College for the past ten years.
Dr. Depradine is very passionate about Language learning and teaching in creole/vernacular contexts such as that which exists in the former British territories of the Eastern Caribbean and also with equipping teachers of Language Arts with the necessary skills to function effectively in these contexts. She was also a member of the 2017 OECS/ITEN Haiti Mission Team and a member of the planning Committee for the Saint Lucia Language Policy and Instruction Conference held in 2017. She holds a BA and a PhD in Linguistics both from the University of the West Indies.
The Sir Arthur Lewis Community College is supported by the Vaughan A. Lewis Institute for Research and Innovation (VALIRI) in seeking to inspire research and the sharing of knowledge. The OECS, FLOW and Acid Creations have provided support for the online streaming of the lecture. Ménage a Trois wines recently came on board as a new sponsor.
The lecture series is designed to help faculty, researchers and experts in their field share research, ideas and innovation with the broader community consequently resulting in a more informed citizenry. The lectures will be streamed LIVE via social media and video on demand at http://tv.salccelearn.org/index.html
The public is invited to attend the lecture on Wednesday.
For details, contact Nathalie Fanis at 758.285.4896.