The Sundial

The Duolingo Effect

Duolingo logo shows a bird perched on a globe

Jessica Herrera

February 1, 2017

With the diversity in Southern California, it’s always a plus to know a language other than English. People regularly take language classes and purchase Rosetta Stone, or study a foreign dictionary inside and out, but Duolingo is for those who prefer something quick and free.Duolingo was launc...

USU members host a week of events to encourage inclusive language

A few of the offensive words and phrases CSUN students posted on the front window of Plaza del Sol to display the importance of inclusive language Feb. 15. Photo credit: Daisy Perez

Nicollette Ashtiani

February 17, 2016

"Ditzy", "sweetie" and "that's retarded" were just a few of the hurtful words and phrases students posted on the Sol Center's front windows to kick off the University Student Union's second annual Inclusive Language Campaign, "Change Your Words, Change the World” week. The campaign encourages students to reco...

Students get the rundown on the importance of inclusive language

Jessica Pettitt gives examples from her life of offensive language and how it could be avoided in the future when thinking consciously.

Hannah Brunelli

February 17, 2016

Students learned the do's and don't s of using inclusive language from Diversity Educator Jessica Pettitt as a part of CSUN's "Change Your Words, Change the World" week at the USU's Grand Salon. CSUN Recreational Tourism major, Lea Morgan, said she hoped Change Your Words Week might impact students in t...

CSUNFlowers preschool program curriculum focuses on early development communication skills

CSUNFlowers preschool program curriculum focuses on early development communication skills

Katie Donahue

October 25, 2010

Tucked away in a brick building near the Orange Grove, a group of toddlers sit in a circle and begin the day by singing songs. They are part of the CSUNFlowers preschool program, which is run by CSUN’s Speech, Language, and Hearing Center. They meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m in Monterey Hall. The program is language ba...

Leaps in Learning Language

Michelle Verne

October 25, 2010

Student-parents at CSUN, Babies begin to learn language from the first time their born.  They develop an eagerness to communicate as soon as they leave the womb.  It's evident that the parents voices are recognized in an instant.  So, it's only understandable that parents are just as eager to increase...

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