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Jianhua Shen Presents at ACTFL

I presented as part of a panel on Friday, November 18, 2011, reporting studies on what modern written Chinese really is and how instructions on Chinese writing may be conducted to help students to improve their Chinese language proficiency. My…

Ling Mu Reports from ACTFL in Denver

2011 ACTFL Conference Report Nov. 17-21 Ling Mu East Asian Languages and Literatures The 2011 Chinese Conference at ACTFL was the largest in scale, attracting over 300 attendees from all over the world. Five parallel sessions had to be arranged…

CLS Fall 2011 Calendar of Events

Date and Time Event Thurs, 22-Sep 12:30-1:30 p.m. Technology Workshop:  Digitizing film / Media Gallery (Room B21) Mon. 26-Sep 12:30-2:00 p.m. Professional Development Workshop (Library Room 106) Thurs, 06-Oct 12:30-1:30 p.m. Brown Bag: Using Facebook Groups in the Language Classroom…

Congratulations to Maria Kaliambou

Maria Kaliambou, Senior Lector in Modern Greek, was recently elected by the European Commission as Erasmus Student Ambassador to represent Greece in Brussels in 2012. ERASMUS, launched by the European Union in 1987, is an academic exchange program among European…

Congratulations to Julia Titus

Julia Titus, Senior Lector in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, has published a new course book through Yale University Press. The book consists of an annotated reader of Dostoyevsky’s short story The Meek One. The book, intended for…

2011-2012 Calendar of External Events

Date Event Jun 23-25, 2011 American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), 16th Annual Conference and Workshop: “A Fresh Look at Korean Learners: Adapting to Changes and New Trends”, Yale University (https://webspace.yale.edu/aatk2011/) Oct 13-14, 2011 New England Regional Association for…

CLS Pedagogy Workshop

The CLS will be holding its annual Pedagogy Workshop from Tuesday, August 23rd, through Friday, August 26th. Sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in room 100 at 370 Temple Street. The workshop is for foreign language…

Yale Sweeps AATI 2011 College Essay Contest

The Yale Italian Department has again swept the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) College Essay Contest. Both 2011 winners will receive a $500 award. They are: 1. For Italian-language essays, Agustin Paniagua ’12, “Il Mezzogiorno di Lampedusa e…

CLS Hosts Week-Long IIW Workshop

The CLS sponsors an Instructional Innovation Workshop (“IIW”) in May for faculty who wish to explore ways in which the use of multimedia materials can enhance language teaching and learning. The workshop includes hands-on demonstrations of digital video tools and…

Risa Sodi Attends NECTFL Conference

On April 2, 2011, I traveled to Baltimore on a CLS Travel Grant to attend the 2011 Northeast Conference on Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) and to participate in a panel titled “Based on a True Story”: Real Content for…

CLS Hosting Workshop on Heritage Language Learners

 The CLS will be hosting a week-long instructional innovation workshop on heritage language learners from Monday, May 16th, through Friday, May 20th. The first two days are open to all interested language instructors, with keynote speakers Olga Kagan, Director of the…

Spring 2011 CLS Calendar of Events

Date and Time Event Fri., 11-Feb-2011             3 -5 p.m. FLAS workshop on assessment (CLS Room 100) Mon., 14-Feb-2011  12:30-2:00 p.m. Introduction to Berkeley film clip archive (CLS Room 100) Thurs., 17-Feb-2011 12:30-1:30 p.m. Brown Bag: Heritage Language Interest Group (CLS…

Julia Titus attends AATSEEL Conference

Thanks to the generous support of the CLS travel fund, I was able to participate at the annual conference of American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) held on January 6-9, 2011 in Pasadena, California. AATSEEL…

ACTFL (Continued)

Marion Gehlker Friday, November 19 “The Lives of Others”: Classroom Approaches to the Film In this one-hour session we were given interesting background information on the popular and well-known movie “The Lives of Others,” such as statistics on the East…

ACTFL (Continued)

Ling Mu In the field of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, research has heavily tilted toward proficiency tests, whereas testing as a vital component in Chinese curriculums has not received adequate attention. At the 2011 ACTFL conference, I organized…

ACTFL (Continued)

Mari Stever All the conferences I have attended in the past 15 years or so have been the ones that focused on Asia related topics, not just those specific to Japanese.  It was eye opening and fascinating to be amongst…

ACTFL (Continued)

Suzanne Young At the ACTFL conference in Boston on November 18–21, I saw many presentations that showed how teachers are enriching their understanding of language teaching. Nicole Mills, of Harvard, discussed her study of language instructors who engage in action…