Professor Antonia Schleicher serves as the Executive Director of both the National Council of Less-Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and the African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) at Kansas University. She is a Board Member of JNCL (Joint National Committee for Languages). She was awarded the United States President's Gold Level Volunteer Service Award for over 500-hours-a-year of devoted and unpaid service to the cause of promoting less-commonly taught languages and cultures in the U.S. She served on the ACTFL Board of Directors for three years. She is on the Board of Trustees of Center for Applied Linguistics and is also the current President of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association (NFMLTA). She will be a guest of the African Studies Program evaluating our UISFL grant accomplishments. She will also give a lecture presentation on the current state of Less Commonly Taught Languages education in the United States including their emerging importance in the global context. “Less Commonly Taught Languages in the United States: African languages in colleges and universities.”
Friday, September 20 at 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.