LANGUAGE COLLABORATORY – Lead with Language: Putting Language Skills to Work


Associate Director – Rising Phoenix Early College High School

Division of Student Access and Success

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay


Academic Advising Manager

African Cultural Studies & Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison

3:30 pm CDT, Thursday, December 1

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Whether students have developed their language abilities at home, abroad, or in the classroom, it’s important they learn how to leverage their language skills to maximize potential employment opportunities post-graduation. Learn about how the Language Institute and African Cultural Studies Department at UW-Madison designed a career course tailored to language students and how you can support your students in developing an understanding of transferable skills unique to language learners and articulating them for use in professional contexts.

About the discussants:

Kaitlin supports the Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program. Rising Phoenix provides high school students access to college coursework, student success coaching and the opportunity to earn a high school diploma and an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree while still in high school. Kaitlin brings experience in community outreach, program development and advising within the University of Wisconsin System in addition to K-12 instruction and coaching, in Spanish and English.

Toni is an undergraduate advisor and graduate coordinator for both African Cultural Studies and Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies. As such, she works with students exploring the literature and culture of Africa and the diaspora, the ancient world, and the languages related to both.

Delivery format: Zoom meeting

Contact: Jana Martin, Associate Director, Language Institute. Email Jana for access to a recording of the session.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Adolfo Carrillo Cabello at least three business days prior to the event.

Sponsors: University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Language Media Center; University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Language Resource Center; University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Language Center; Michigan State University, Center for Language Teaching Advancement; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Language Institute