Carlos de Cuba
This semester, the group will be facilitated by linguist Carlos de Cuba (Speech Communication),
and will focus on the diversity of language varieties our students bring to the classroom.
We will discuss the myth that there is a "standard" language, and that this standard
is the only acceptable variety for use in the classroom. This belief is widespread
not only in the general public but also among many educators, and unfortunately this
view can be extremely harmful to students who do not grow up speaking the so-called
"standard" variety. The goal of this FIG is to explore the value of using different
varieties of English both inside and outside of the classroom. For more information, please contact Carlos at firstname.lastname@example.org and please see our CRT work on our page on the CUNY Academic Commons.