Flagler Collegeâ€™s Dr. Edwidge Crevecoeur-Bryant, an Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), will be giving a talk March 1 on using the power of the Internet to help people in other parts of the world learn English and better understand American culture. Her presentation, part of the collegeâ€™s Community Lecture Series, will be held in the historic Solarium beginning at 10 a.m.
Crevecoeur-Bryant is also the director of the COMPEL (Collaborative Online Mentorship Program for English Learners) program. Her presentation will cover aspects of COMPEL, an online course developed to assist English learners from grades 1 through 12 and adults in Brazil, South Korea and Haiti acquire English language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. While acquiring English, the students also learn various aspects of American culture.
Crevecoeur-Bryant earned a doctorate in Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in Bilingual/Bicultural Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She is a co-author of â€œEducating English Learners: What Every Classroom Teacher Needs to Know,â€ published in 2014 by Harvard Education Press. She has presented her work on language and education nationally and internationally. In 2009, she was inducted into the Adult and Community Educators Hall of Fame.
Flaglerâ€™s Community Lecture Series is hosted in the collegeâ€™s stunning Solarium in Ponce Hall, the centerpiece of Henry Flaglerâ€™s Hotel Ponce de Leon. These events offer the community an opportunity to enjoy the opulent architecture and interior design that was once the playground of wealthy Gilded Age tourists.
The year 2016 marks the ninth anniversary of the Community Lecture Series, which was founded in 2007 to offer the local community an opportunity to explore topics covering arts, religion, politics, culture, history, economics and more with experts on the College faculty. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œThe Education Conversation,â€ which focuses on the liberal arts as a foundation for the future and addresses questions about the value, employability and usefulness of a liberal arts education. Presenters examine outcomes in technology, business, the arts, communication and government through a liberal arts lens.
The programs take place monthly. Tickets are $5 per person for a single lecture, or $15 for four lectures. Active military personnel may attend at no charge. Lectures begin at 10 a.m. in the Ponce Hall Solarium at Flagler College, 74 King St. Reservations are not required. The lecture will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a coffee and pastry reception. Call (904) 826-8617 for more information.
If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three daysâ€™ notice.