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Fall 2014 Tech Talks off and running

By many measures of variety, the first session of our 10-minute Tech Talks for Fall ’14 was a great success: it brought together lectors and graduate students, faculty from Yale and beyond, and presenters from 6 time zones apart for…

Creative ways to get things started

WELCOME BACK! This summer I once again participated in the Heritage Language Teacher Workshop at UCLA. One of the very enthusiastic mentors was keen on having a series of icebreaker activities that, whether one liked them or not, got the…

CALICO 2014 – Athens, OH

May 7-11 I attended the annual CALICO conference at Ohio University in Athens, OH. CALICO is always a great conference because it brings together people who share a passion for computer-assisted language learning. This year’s conference theme was “Open, Online, Massive:…

Images from the May 12 Distance Education Symposium

From May 12-15, the CLS hosted a symposium and workshop exploring concepts and developing practices to support the Yale-Columbia-Cornell Shared Course Initiative. The May 12 symposium, entitled “The SCI in Context: New Directions in Distance Education” and held in Yale’s…

Language Fair Spring ’14

We held our first Language Fair for students to showcase the wealth of language courses taught at Yale and to show students what can be done with foreign language skills. All language departments participated in the fair and it was…

Gradebook=Peace of Mind

At the January 16th CLS workshop, Gloria Hardman, with the assistance of Alina Nevins, explained how to use the online ClassesV2 Gradebook.  Judging from the multiple and audible “Ah-hah!” moments, many found the information useful. During my teaching career I…

A report on ASEEES 2013 in Boston

Thanks to the generous support of the CLS travel fund, I was able to participate at the annual conference of Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), held on November 21-24, 2013 in Boston, MA. From the website:…