March, 2024

202411Mar14:3016:30Talking about Translanguaging with Ofelia Garcia and Ricardo Otheguy14:30 - 16:30

Event Details

When: Monday, March 11 2024 | 14:30 – 16:30
Where: Faculty Lounge at The American College of Greece, Aghia Paraskevi campus

Please contact Jane Mandalios [email protected]  for further information, and to submit your questions for Professors Garcia and Otheguy  in advance.

About the Event

The MA TESOL programme at Deree, the American College of Greece is honoured to welcome Ofelia Garcia and Ricardo Otheguy to preside over a forum on translanguaging in language teaching.  This informal session will encourage attendees to engage with the speakers on issues relating to translanguaging in the Greek context, and to share their work and ideas on the topic.


Dr. Ofelia Garcia

Ofelia García is Professor Emerita in the Ph.D. programs in Urban Education and Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. García has published widely in the areas of bilingualism/multilingualism and bilingual education, language education, language policy, and sociology of language. The American Educational Research Association has awarded her two Lifetime Research Achievement Awards ––Distinguished Contributions to Social Contexts in Education (2019) and Bilingual Education (2017), as well as Second Language Acquisition Leadership through Research Award (2019). Among her other honors are the 2017 Charles Ferguson Award in Applied Linguistics and the 2022 ALD (Association of Language Departments) Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession from the Modern Language Association. She has been elected to membership in The Academy of Arts and Sciences (2023) and National Academy of Education (2018). For more, visit

Dr. Ricardo Otheguy

Ricardo Otheguy is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center. His work in theoretical and applied linguistics has appeared in major international journals such as Language, Language in Society, Spanish in Context, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics, the Modern Language Journal, and the Harvard Educational Review. He has given keynote addresses to major international conferences, such as New Ways of Analysing Variation and Asociación de lingüística y filología de América Latina. His publications in theoretical linguistics are in the areas of variationist sociolinguistics, Columbia School linguistics, the Spanish of the United States, and the grammatical consequences of people contact. In applied linguistics, his publications are in the areas of bilingual education and the teaching of Spanish as a home language and as a second or foreign language. He was founding editor of the journal Spanish in Context. He is the author, with Ana Celia Zentella, of Spanish in New York: Language contact, dialectal leveling and structural continuity (Oxford University Press, 2012). Otheguy has developed textbook materials for the teaching of Spanish to Latino students in the United States, including Tu Mundo: Curso para hispanohablantes. He has also written Spanish materials for English-speaking students and is coauthor of the high school Spanish textbook Avancemos.