Spring Picnic 2016

The Spring picnic was a hit! Check out the video below for pictures from the event. The Dallas International Student Body Association holds a campus-wide picnic twice a year. It’s a great time for students to take a break from homework and relax with friends, faculty and staff.    

Drawing Connections to English through Mother-Tongue Literacy

Dallas International Academic Forum Thursday, May 26, 12:20-1:15, “Brown Bag Lunch” Mahler 7  Dallas International Megacourse Literacy Students “The Karen/Karenni Project in Dallas:  Drawing Connections to English through Mother-Tongue Literacy” In an experimental program to help illiterate Burmese refugees in the Dallas area learn to read English, the Megacourse students developed a Roman script orthography…

Arts & Orality journal volume published

The International Council of Ethnodoxologists (ICE), one of the partners of the Center for Excellence in World Arts, has collaborated with the International Orality Network in producing a volume of the Orality Journal focused exclusively on the use of ethnoarts in oral contexts. Contributions from the Dallas International community include articles by Wendy Atkins (student),…

Dallas International Academic Forum: April 28

Descriptive vs. expressive reduplication in Kimaragang and beyond Dr. Paul Kroeger, Dallas International Thursday, April 28, 12:20-1:15, “Brown Bag Lunch” Mahler 7 This talk describes “expressive” (or “affective”) uses of reduplication in Kimaragang (a Philippine-type language of northern Borneo); that is, the use of reduplication to express the speaker’s feelings or attitudes rather than to…

Educational Strategies in East Timor

Dallas International ACADEMIC FORUM       All are welcome: Tuesday, March 29, 12:20-1:15, Note change from THURSday to TUESday “Brown Bag Lunch” Mahler 7 Dr. Steve Walter, Dallas International & SIL “School Transplantation, Multilingual Education, and other Educational Strategies in East Timor” In the newly independent country of E. Timor, multiple experimental educational programs are currently underway,…

Troubleshooting the Ngbugu Tone and Vowel System

Dallas International Academic Forum, Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:20 – 1:15 Mahler 5/7.  Ken Olson, PhD Despite having an established orthography for 20 years, the Ngbugu people of Central African Republic reported significant reading difficulties. To address this, an assessment of the Ngbugu phonological system and extant orthography was carried out during a workshop in…

Campus Visit Day

Dallas International is hosting a special Campus Visit Day for anyone interested in learning more about our programs and campus. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to sit in on classes, meet professors and advisors, and experience campus life at Dallas International. Friday, March 11, 2016 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM You can register online for the event…