Last Friday I had the honor to be invited to be part of a panel discussion in the 3rd Annual English Language Learners Forum about English Language Learning across the Disciplines at Hostos Community College. It was very interesting.
The key note speakers were Drs. Michelle Thomas and Cynthia Schuemann of Miami Dade College on Accelerated Content-Based English Project.
They were entertaining and interesting, illustrating many ideas using video and quotations from "Gloria", the Hispanic character of Modern Family. I am not very familiar with the show but I knew about her, Gloria, one of the latest Colombian prides (in one of the comments, you can find a short intro about me and Gloria).
During their talk, I started to feel hesitant about the moment when I have to do my short minute presentation. I was starting to feel that my destiny on that day for me was to be Gloria. I introduced myself as the proxy for Gloria in the discussion Panel, just to break the ice. Did the presentation, went well, and it was very well received. I also included a short pitch about our Community 2.0 seminar and all the interesting stuff we do. As result, Cynthia E. Casey from the CUNY Immersion Program at LaGuardia was in the audience and she will be very interested to connect her students with my MAT96 students. I still have to get the details but we will do a short trial this semester but I am very excited for that.
If you would like to see my presentation, click here.