I have just been informed of the passing of NASILP’s long standing officer and board member, Elizabeth Mazzocco; she passed on Wednesday, September 24th.
Elizabeth, a professor of French and Italian, was an engaging pedagogue, administrator and above all – humanist. It was an honor and a pleasure to be in her company.
Below are the official notifications from Five Colleges and UMass Amherst where Elizabeth had her primary appointments.
NASILP, Executive Director
Are you an educator who wants to offer Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) at your institution?
- Help you to establish an LCTL program so your school can offer cutting-edge languages
- Provide training materials for program and class design
- Connect you with other SILP program directors
- Recommend class materials and language examiners
- Consult with you one-on-one on pedagogical matters
- Help you expand your offerings amid university budget cuts
- Network you with key government personnel and other NASILP members at our annual conference in Washington, DC
- Give your students a leg up in the global job market
October 31 - November 1, 2014 at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA
The annual NASILP two-day Conference and Workshop will take place on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, 2014. Membership with NASILP is not required.
The conference is especially informative for new and prospective members, whom we strongly urge to attend. The conference covers topics such as program design, budgeting, implementation of new language offerings, student orientation, the role of the Tutor and responsibilities of the Coordinator and Examiner.
The Association's annual meeting will feature presentations reflecting current research on issues pertinent to academically-based self-accessed programs for LCTLs. The meeting provides access to nationally-recognized scholars in the fields of pedagogy, design, materials development, instructional technologies, program administration, and establishes channels through which the special concerns and expertise of NASILP's institutional members are shared.