Extensive reading as a tool to acquire a language is topic of Dec. 3 lecture

The lecture is part of the Jemison Lecture Series and is presented by the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

victoria rodriguez streamThe importance of extensive reading as a tool to accelerate the process of acquiring a language is the topic of a Jemison Lecture Series event Monday, Dec. 3, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

The lecture is presented by the College of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Foreign Languages and Literatures. The speaker is Victoria Rodrigo, Ph.D., professor of Spanish applied linguistics, in Georgia State University’s Department of World Languages and Culture.

“The Role of Extensive Reading in Language Teaching and Learning” is set for 2 p.m. in the Mervyn H. Sterne Library, Room 174. This event is free and open to the public.

Rodrigo will discuss the components of a well-designed extensive reading program and its effective implementation. She will also share her innovative project for story-reading and writing, Serie Leamos, in which intermediate language students become authors of stories for beginning language students, the readers.

This lecture is sponsored by the Jemison Visiting Professorship in the Humanities.