Organized Panel Session
While global needs of Southeast Asian Language (SEAL) instruction are at the forefront of language learning, Southeast Asian programs and instructors have to balance these global needs of the next generation learners with the local institutional and programmatic goals at their local universities. This “glocalization” means different SEAL programs and instructors have to negotiate their own goals to design a course that addresses the needs of their local students at their own institutions that also intersects with the goals for global use of SEA languages. This panel looks at the ways in which different SEAL programs and instructors “glocalize” their courses while heeding the needs of their institutions and language learners. The aim is to present various kinds of language, linguistic, pedagogical methods from different Southeast Asian language instruction in classrooms across the U.S. The topics of glocalization of language in this panel are vast, from the challenges of glocalization on Khmer language instruction to the importance of selecting authentic listening materials for beginning Indonesian instruction to address the global goals. Other papers look at the using of traditional games and pastimes as a tool of teaching Filipino and the integration of Southeast food in the Appalachian as a way to improve cultural awareness and language learning.