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2015 SECCLL Conference in Savannah, Georgia this March

STATESBORO, Ga. – March 13, 2015- Georgia Southern University’s Department of Foreign Languages and the Division of Continuing Education will host the 12th Annual Southeast Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL) at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, Georgia on March 26 and 27.

The conference will feature keynote speaker Karen E. Breiner-Sanders and will cover topics such as Arabic and East Asian/Chinese, as well as French, German, Spanish, Hispanic Linguistics, Classics, Comparative Literature, and Special Topics in language, literature, culture, pedagogy and film.

Dr. Breiner-Sanders is a language testing and acquisition specialist. She has served as an Associate Professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Dr. Breiner-Sanders’ presentation is, Teaching and Learning at the Intersections: Are Our Language and Content Courses Set Up For Smooth Mergers or Collisions? The presentation will cover the guiding principles of teaching and learning a second language.

Jorge W. Suazo, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Georgia Southern University, is the director and founder of the conference. He describes SECCLL as a scholarly conference that attracts scholars from the region and beyond.

According to Suazo, “SECCLL is oriented toward the participation of scholars from both public and private institutions of higher education. It is a collegiate, informal and respectful environment marked by a rigorous and productive exchange among academics.”

Registration is $200, and special pricing is available for students at a rate of $145. Anyone interested can register online by going to the Georgia Southern SECCLL page or by downloading the registration form and submitting via fax or mail. For more information and to register, visit:


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