2019 Consortium Workshop; Project Based Language Teaching and Learning

According to Rachel Mamiya Hernandez “Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) uses meaningful inquiry to engage students with language, communities, and content. This project aimed to connect learners from different parts of the world in building both traditional and digital literacy skills.” (See her article here). Her project received the lion share of the keynote speech by Julio Rodrigues (the Director of the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)). The speech was the main event of the first day of the annual workshop held by The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning. The purpose of the two-day workshop (Oct 25- 26) was to explore the basics of designing PBLL, and to dive deep into different projects that were designed, and applied by over a dozen foreign language educators, teaching a variety of world languages. Over 80 attendees attended the workshop and filled room 100 in the Center for Language Study at Yale as they engage in learning all about the details of these projects, hoping to get a solid understanding that would enable them to implement their own project. This year, the workshop was organized by Angela Lee-Smith (Yale University), Joowon Suh (Columbia University), and Meejeong Song (Cornell University).

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