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Language Tables – Spring 2015

Are you looking to practice your conversation skills? Join a language table today! Sharpen your skills with your instructor and other students over a meal. Below is a schedule of some available language tables. Click here for a downloadable PDF…

2014 Chicago Language Symposium

Attending the 2014 Chicago Language Symposium has been a great opportunity for me especially because it made me realize how much depth there is in teaching languages in current times. In addition to the past approaches and techniques used by…

Poll Everywhere

Has it ever happened to anyone to receive some information and think: “I could use that!”? Well, that has happened to me. I was introduced by a group of colleagues to www.polleverywhere.com. I was part of an exercise where the…

CLS INSTRUCTIONAL INNOVATION WORKSHOP: TESTING & ASSESSMENT

Monday, May 14 (Room 100) 8:30-9:00              Breakfast 9:00-12:00           Workshop with Meg Malone v  Part I: Assessment: Background Knowledge Activity 1: Self-Assessment Assessment Defined Performance assessment defined Assessing Oral Proficiency v  Part II: Students’ Oral Proficiency How long does it take…

Marion Gehlker Attends UC Consortium Conference

UC Consortium Conference, San Diego, April 19-22, 2012 I will report on three presentations I found most interesting: 1. MULTILINGUAL PRACTICES IN THE MONOLINGUAL CLASSROOM, by Claire Kramsch, Professor, Department of German, UC Berkeley After summarizing major developments in FLL+T…

2012-2013 Calendar of External Events

Date Event   Jun 29-Jul 1, 2012 American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), 17th Annual Conference and Workshop: “Exploring the New Wave in Korean Teaching and Learning,” , Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA (http://www.stanford.edu/dept/korean/aatk2012/) TBA New England Regional Association…

Congratulations to Karen von Kunes

Karen von Kunes, senior lector in Slavic languages and literatures, has been included in the Princeton Review’s new book “300 Best Professors.” The book’s selections are based on reviews from RateMyProfessors.com. The book is designed to highlight “professors who have…

Yale Language Faculty Attend AATJ in Toronto

Report of Yukie Mammoto I attended the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of Japanese (AATJ) in Toronto on March 15, 2012.  There were many informative presentations in the conference.  I went to the panel “Development of teaching…

Why Study a Language?

Here is a link to an article by Russell A. Berman, the 2011 President of the MLAand professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies at Stanford University: http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/05/my-view-why-language-study-should-be-part-of-your-college-experience/  

TED Talks for Language Lovers

Here is a link to a collection of TED talks on a variety of linguistics-related topics as compiled in a blog hosted by Bachelors Degree Online: http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2011/20-terrific-ted-talks-for-language-lovers/.

Julia Titus Presents at ASEEES Conference

I was able to participate at the annual conference of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), held on November 17-20, 2011 in Washington, DC. ASEEES, a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society, is the leading private organization in…

Hsiu-hsien Chan Presents at ACTFL-CLTA

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) meeting was held on November 18-20, 2011 in Denver, Colorado. The Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) meeting was held in conjunction with the ACTFL annual conference.  The annual CLTA meeting…

Haiwen Wang Reports on ACTFL-CLTA 2011

I attended the ACTFL-CLTA 2011 Annual Conference in Denver, CO, November 18-20. I joined the panel “Controversial, Self-selected, Localized: Teaching Materials for Communicative Competence Development” as a discussant and led a discussion after the presentations on November 19. The panel…