LLC Faculty Receive Funding for New Educational Research Projects

DePaul University’s College of Education (COE) not only shapes future educational leaders—it also provides a platform for breakthrough research in the broader field of education. Each year, select university faculty members are eligible to apply for university sponsored research grants, which enables them to expand their current research agendas. Three COE faculty members were awarded … More LLC Faculty Receive Funding for New Educational Research Projects

Alumni Spotlight! BBE Graduate – Kelly Minks

Kelly Minks is a recent graduate of DePaul’s Bilingual Bicultural Education (BBE) program. Her passions for multiculturalism, social welfare, and education have taken her around the world. She grew up on a small island in Alaska and has lived, volunteered, and taught in various countries, including: Argentina, South Korea, Vietnam, Chile, Peru, Costa Rica, and … More Alumni Spotlight! BBE Graduate – Kelly Minks

The Bilingual Brain: Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism

By Sung Park-Johnson Many people acknowledge that knowing two languages is a good thing: you are more likely to get a good job, you can establish cross-cultural connections, and it makes traveling easier and more accessible.  What people are less aware of is how bilingualism actually enhances your brain.  Bilingualism allows our brain to be … More The Bilingual Brain: Cognitive Benefits of Bilingualism

Student Voices! Current BBE Student – Nobuko Kuroda

Nobuko Kuroda is in her second year at DePaul and is seeking a master’s in Bilingual-Bicultural Education as well as her K-12 teaching licensure in Japanese and ESL endorsement. What motivated you to come to DePaul? After graduating from Soka University of America, which Daisaku Ikeda established, I worked as a Japanese Language Fellow at … More Student Voices! Current BBE Student – Nobuko Kuroda

Annual Statewide Job Fair for Bilingual/ESL/Foreign Language Teachers, Aides, and Administrators (K-12) on April 8

To all Bilingual/ESL/Foreign Language Teachers, Aides, and Administrators (K-12): There is still space to register for the annual statewide job fair to be held on April 8, 2017 at the DoubleTree Chicago-Oak Brook Hotel, 1909 Spring Road, Oak Brook, IL. The event is from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Cost for districts (per table): $285.00 … More Annual Statewide Job Fair for Bilingual/ESL/Foreign Language Teachers, Aides, and Administrators (K-12) on April 8

JET Program Applications Available!

The Japan Information Center is pleased to announce that applications for the Japanese Government’s 2017 Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program are now available! The online application is available here: https://www.jetapplication.com. The deadline is Friday, November 18th. There is a JET Program Information Session on Saturday, October 8th, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM in … More JET Program Applications Available!