We invite alumni and friends of the Language Schools to join us for a virtual webinar. All events are in English unless specified. More events and details with be added throughout the summer. If you have questions, please contact languages@middlebury.edu.

Webinar Schedule

All Schools

Teaching Gender Justice: Being and Belonging in Language Education  

1:30–3:00 p.m. EDT

Professor Kris Aric Knisely, University of Arizona, will discuss gender-just language teaching and his research into the ways that non-binary speakers of French are presently challenging, subverting, and adapting a grammatically binary linguistic system.  This event is part of the Middlebury/ACTFL research forum. RSVP to purlaub@middlebury.edu

Abenaki

Closing Ceremony  

7:00–8:00 p.m. EDT

The School of Abenaki is a 2-week program that will finish on July 9. Please join us live on the Middlebury Language Schools—YouTube.

Chinese

Chinatown: Neighborhood, Cultural Center & Historical Landmark  

4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT

Guest historians will share the history and cultural significance of the physical centers of Chinese culture and community in the northeastern United States — Boston and New York’s Chinatowns.

Hebrew

Randie Malinsky Memorial Lecture Series  

10:00-11:00 a.m. EDT

Geoffrey Khan, Regius Professor of Hebrew at the University of Cambridge, will present a lecture titled, “A short history of the pronunciation of Hebrew.”
 

All Schools

Career Panel  

6:30–7:30 p.m. EDT

Per Urlaub: Associate Dean of Language Schools

Urlaub will moderate a panel of Middlebury Language Schools alumni and discuss how students use language in their career paths.

Arabic

The Salaam Ensemble Concert  

9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT

The Salaam Ensemble, fronted by Ken Habib of California Polytechnic State University, will be performing a virtual concert. Please email arabicschool@middlebury.edu for more information and the login.

German

Professor Viola Huang Lecture  

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. EDT

Professor Viola Huang, University of Passau (Germany), will discuss the history of Black People in Germany and the Black Lives Matter movement. Event in German.

French

Lecture from Gisèle Pineau  

7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

Attend a lecture with Gisèle Pineau, a world-renown author from Guadeloupe (French Caribbean). Event in French.

Hebrew

School of Hebrew Concert with Roni Meir  

7:30-9:30 p.m. EDT

Concert in Hebrew.

Spanish

Guarnaccia lecture  

8:30-9:30 PM EDT

This event will be livestreamed on the Middlebury Language Schools YouTube. Event in Spanish.

Japanese

Kaoru Ishibashi  

1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

Kaoru Ishibashi will give a performance and lecture on researching and integrating 日系人の強制収用 (Japanese American Incarceration) into his music. Ishibashi created “Omoiyari” - a feature length documentary that covers the scope of Japanese American minority identity. Please join us live on the School of Japanese Language Schools—YouTube.

Portuguese

Portuguese School/Middlebury College Center for Community Engagement community conversation series – “Tudo Bem?”.  

2:30-3:30 PM EST

The Portuguese School will be connecting with students from Cinema Nosso. Please contact the project coordinator, Luisa Vosmik at avosmik@middlebury.edu, for event registration. Event in Portuguese. Final Portuguese event on Friday, August 6.

Chinese

Art and Community in Boston and New York's Chinatowns  

4:00-5:00 p.m. EDT

Guest community leaders will share ways in which artistic spaces and communities, including Boston’s Pao Arts Center and New York’s W.O.W Project, whose founder’s family business was recently featured in Vogue magazine alongside other multigenerational teams of women working hard for Chinatown’s future.

Italian

Concerto per pianoforte: “L’essenza della notte…attraverso la musica “  

11:00 a.m.-noon EDT

Join the Italian School students and faculty for a live performance from Vincenzo Gambuzza. More details.

Russian

“Women of Russian Rap” / Лекция: «Женщины русского рэпа»  

4:00-5:00 PM EDT

Shushana Manakhimova / Шушана Манахимова (Berlin, Germany). Lecture and discussion will be conducted in Russian. Please contact russian-ls@middlebury.edu for event registration.