Language Symposium 2016
April 15-16, 2016 | University of Illinois at Chicago
Topic: Blended Teaching and Learning
Keynote Speaker: Lara Lomicka, Professor in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures University of South Carolina.
Keynote: “Finding the Perfect Blend – Research, Tools, and Assessment.”
Keynote Speaker: Elaine Tarone, Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, Professor in the Second Language Studies Program at the University of Minnesota.
Keynote Speaker: Fernando Rubio, Associate Professor of Languages and Literature, Co-Director, Second Language Teaching and Research Center at the University of Utah.
Keynote:”MOOCs and Hybrid Language Courses: Does It Hurt to Be on the Cutting Edge? Advantages and Challenges.”
Language Symposium 2013
April 12-13, 2013 | Northwestern University (Harris Hall)
Topic: World Languages and the Role They Play in Academia
Keynote Speaker: Rosemarie Feal, Director of the Modern Language Association
Keynote: “World Languages on an American Campus? Get Outta Here!“
Keynote Speaker: Klaus Brandl, University of Washington
Keynote: “Maximizing Task Effects in Language Teaching and Learning.”
Keynote Speaker: Nelleke van Deusen Scholl, Director of the Center of Language Study at Yale College
Keynote: “The Interconnection between Language Education and Internationalization: Current Trends and New Directions.”
Keynote Speaker: Donna L. Clementi, Director of Education & Research
Concordia Language Villages at Moorhead, Minnesota
Keynote: Motivated Students = Skilled Communicators
Keynote Speaker: Charlene Polio, Michigan State University
Keynote Speaker: Carol Chapelle, Iowa State University
Opening Panel Discussion
Junko Mori, Associate Professor of Japanese at the University of Wisconsin/Madison.
Jenise Rowekamp, Continuing Education and CARLA at the University of Minnesota.
John de Szendeffy, Center for English Language and Orientation
Programs & Multimedia Language Lab Coordinator at Boston University.
Keynote Speaker: Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Professor, Program in TESOL and Applied Linguistics and Department of Linguistics at Indiana University.
Keynote: “Lost in America and other L2 Narratives.”
Keynote Speaker: Bill VanPatten, Professor of Spanish and Interim Head, Department of Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Keynote: “Mental Representation vs. Performance in Adult SLA.”
Keynote Speaker: Jamie Rankin, Princeton University
This symposium provided a forum to discuss topics related to reading in the foreign language classroom. The goal was to highlight theoretical issues in second language acquisition and practical classroom applications and their results.
This symposium presented a forum to discuss assessment of our curriculum, of our teaching methods and of our students and their learning. The goal was to explore how we integrate new teaching methods and techniques and what the impact is on our learners. There were a variety of topics that were addressed in the presentations.
This symposium presented a forum in which language instructors could share innovative methods they have been employing in their language classrooms. The goal of the 2001 symposium was to explore methods of incorporating culture into the foreign language classroom through various media such as textual sources, pictures, and audio and video files. The focus of the presentations was on how these cultural materials were adapted to the language curriculum and how they enhanced students’ understanding and appreciation of both the target language and culture. The teaching methodologies ranged from using the newest and most cutting edge technologies such as CD-ROMS and the internet to more traditional approaches.
Keynote Speaker: Judith Frommer, Harvard University