Moravian Academy Language Immersion Conference
This summer, Moravian Academy will host the Moravian Academy Language Immersion Conference on Thursday, August 18, 2022, and you are invited!
If you are involved in an immersion program or a dual language program, as a principal, director, coordinator, or faculty member, if your school is considering immersion or if you know of others who would like to learn more about immersion education, this conference is for you.
Join us for a day of conversations, professional learning opportunities, and fellowship as we continue the important work of language immersion education within our community of learners in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.
Moravian Academy Merle-Smith Campus
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Judith Rance-Roney
Associate Professor of TESOL at DeSales University
Dr. Judith Rance-Roney is a self-professed serial language learner. She embraces the goal of translanguaging--that the language one chooses to learn needs to be embedded in purpose. (Currently, she is cramming Turkish and Dari—she will explain.)
She entered the profession of teaching the language of English in 1973 when the field was still called “English as a Foreign Language,” serving in a Teacher Corps/Peace Corps program. She earned her master’s degree in English and EFL from SUNY College at Buffalo and a doctorate from Lehigh University in Literacy with a specialization in reading and writing in a new language. She has taught the English language from central New Jersey to Guangzhou, China.
Currently, she coordinates the English Language Development Program at DeSales University and sits on the board of the Lehigh Valley Dual Language Charter School. She has published articles on teaching English in U.S. schools as well as the role of identity in language learning.