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Roanoke College to Host Lecture on English Language Education and Policies


SALEM, Va. - Roanoke College will host a lecture by Dr. Ryhana Raheem, professor of English at the Open University of Sri Lanka, titled "The Road Not Taken: The English Language in Sri Lanka" on Monday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. The speech will take place in the Kime Conference Room, Colket Center. Tickets are not required for this event. For more information or special needs, contact Katherine Hoffman at (540) 375-2381 or

Raheem is an internationally recognized scholar and consultant on English language teaching and English language policy in South Asia. Her talk will focus on Sri Lanka as an example of the fate of English language education and the evolution of English language policies in post-colonial South Asia.

Raheem's appearance is sponsored by the Roanoke College English Department, the Henry H. Fowler Endowment, the Donald L. Jordan Endowment and the Office of International Programs.

Roanoke College, the country's second oldest Lutheran-related college, is an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast." Roanoke's 2,000 students represent 40 states across the U.S. and 26 foreign countries.

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.