Category: Conference Reports

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…

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…

NERALLT Spring 2011 Conference

Along with Maria Kaliambou, Senior Lector in Modern Greek, I attended and presented at the spring meeting of NERALLT, held at Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut. The weather was wonderful, which made for a pleasant drive up and short…

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…

Hsiu-hsien Chan Attends TCCRISLS at Columbia

The First Teachers College, Columbia University Roundtable in Second Language Studies (TCCRISLS) was held on October 1-2, 2010 in New York City. I attended and presented my research at the poster session at the TCCRISLS conference with the support of…

CALICO Conference 2010 Report

This year’s CALICO conference was held in beautiful Amherst, Massachusetts, from 8 to 12 June. Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, director of the CLS, and I attended for part of that time. The staff at Amherst College did a good job of…

AAS/ATJ (continued)

Report on the ATJ and AAS Conference Hiroyo Nishimura Senior Lector of Japanese Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures The conference began with a full day of concurrent sessions on literature, linguistics, language pedagogy, second language acquisition, and other…

PJPF (continued)

Report from the Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum (May 8-9, 2010 at Princeton University) Yukie Mammoto Lector of Japanese language Dept. of  EALL I would like to write about a couple of things that I found interesting at the Princeton Japanese…

PJPF (continued)

Report from the 17th Princeton Japanese Pedagogy Forum (May 8-9,2010 at Princeton University) Michiaki Murata Senior Lector of Japanese language Dept. of EALL The main theme of the PJPF was “Innovative Approach to Kanji Education.” Kanji, i.e. Chinese characters, is…

Anna Iacovella Attends NeMLA Meeting in Montreal

On April 11, 2010 I presented at the NeMLA Conference, Montreal 2010 on 19th Century Italian Writing, National History, Literary Genres and Linguistic Norms, together with seven colleagues from various national and international academic intuitions. We read and discussed our…

Ghassan Husseinali Attends MESA Meeting

Thanks to a travel grant from the CLS at Yale University, I was able to attend the annual MESA meeting held this year in Boston. During the meeting, I attended the following important sessions relevant to the teaching of Arabic…

Mari Stever Attends AAS 2010 Conference

Report: AAS (Association for Asian Studies) 2010 Conference (March 25-27, 2010 at Marriott Hotel, Philadelphia, PA) This conference is probably the largest one of its kind in the United States, and it attracts many prominent teachers of Japanese in the…

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 Dec.27-30, 2009 in Philadelphia.