Past Fall Orientation Workshops
2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998
COUNCIL ON LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION
2021 FALL ORIENTATION WORKSHOP
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Friday, 17 September 2021 | 9:00 am – 11:30 am | Kresge Hall 2-415 and virtual via Zoom
Topic: "Anticolonial and antiracist pedagogies for novice and intermediate language learners"
Presenter: L. J. Randolph | Associate Professor of Spanish and Education; Coordinator, World Language Teacher Education, University of North Carolina Wilmington.
For more examples on how to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into language curricula, please see this video by our guest speaker or see the slideshow here.
CLI Fall Orientation 2020
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- Friday, 11 September 2020 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm | Virtual, Via Zoom
- Topic: "Discourse Immersion: L2 Beyond the Textbook and Into the World (both real and imaginary)"
- Presenter: Susan Strauss | Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics, Asian Studies, Education, Linguistics; CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency, Education, and Research), Pennsylvania State University.
CLI Fall Orientation 2019
- Friday, 20 September 2019 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Harris Hall, 108
- Topic: "You Just Don’t Understand: Or, How Intercultural Communication Can Save Our Language Programs."
- Presenter: Thomas Garza | Director, Texas Language Center, University of Texas (Austin); Director, Arabic Flagship Program, University of Texas (Austin); University Distinguished Teaching Associate Professor, Department of Slavic and European Studies, Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies
CLI Fall Orientation 2018
- Friday, 21 September 2018 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Annenberg Hall G15
- Topic: "Assessing Language Performance: Guiding Learners to Show What They Can Do with What They Know."
- Presenter: Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Director of Education
- Abstract: After graduation, learners will use their second (or third) language in ways we cannot predict but for which they need to be prepared. To prepare “world-ready” citizens, language programs can no longer teach about language, culture, or literature; learners need to be engaged in using language to access and grapple with content and to build relationships. The validity of assessment in a language program increases when how learners are assessed reflects the characteristics of the goals for the program, charting progress with feedback on how well learners are able to use language for different purposes. Examine and analyze assessment that provides evidence of learners’ increasing language proficiency and confidence to achieve these goals, answering the question “What can learners do with what they know?”
CLI Fall Orientation 2017
- Friday, 15 September 2017 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Harris Hall 107
- Presenter: Orlando Kelm, University of Texas, Austin
CLI Fall Orientation 2016
- Friday, 16 September 2016 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Annenberg Hall G15
- Topic: “Your Attention Please! Do Captions Increase Language Learning?.“
Presenter: Susan Gass, University Distinguished Professor, Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages (Michigan State University)
- Morning Session
This presentation will focus on the classroom use of listening-based videos with a particular focus on the use of captions for language teaching/learning in foreign language classrooms. Dr. Gass will present results from studies in which the focus was on differences in how captions are used and their relative usefulness depending on language, proficiency, and order of presentation (with and without captions). This research includings an examination of eye-tracking data from English learners of Spanish and Chinese and Arabic learners of English. The eye-tracking data, coupled with working memory data, provides insight into the attentional focus of captions and the potentially resultant split-attention effect. The presentation will end with a discussion of pedagogical implications.
- Workshop Session
Building on the idea of attention, the focus will be on speaking activities and the Interactionist Approach. Speaking activities are often used to reinforce what has been learned. However, in this workshop, the focus will be on speaking activities that are used to promote language learning. We will see particular examples of how we can use speaking as a way of learning with constructs such as attention, interaction, and feedback being primary in the discussion.
- Susan Gass has published widely in the field of second language acquisition with more than 100 articles and more than 40 books (including translations of her articles and books into Arabic, Chinese, Korean, and Russian). Her most recent publications include: Second Language Acquisition: An Introductory Course (with Jennifer Behney and Luke Plonsky, 2013) and Second Language Research: Methodology and Design (with Alison Mackey, 2016), both published by Routledge. She is the winner of numerous rewards within Michigan State University as well as national and international awards. She is an honorary member of the American Association for Applied Linguistics and the International Association of Applied Linguistics. She serves on numerous editorial boards and is the current co-editor of Studies in Second Language Acquisition. She co-edits (with Alison Mackey) the Second Language Acquisition Research series, published by Routledge.
CLI Fall Orientation 2015
- Friday, 18 September 2015 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Annenberg Hall G15
- Topic: Corrective Feedback for Language Learners: Insights from Applied Linguistics & Second Language Writing Research
- 2015 CLI Fall Orientation Workshop with Dr. Dana Ferris (University of California, Davis)
- Dana Ferris is Professor in the University Writing Program at the University of California, Davis, where she directs the second language writing program. An applied linguist by training (University of California, Davis), she has focused extensively in her research on response to student writing and the specific application of corrective feedback to help students develop linguistic accuracy especially in their writing. Her books include Written Corrective Feedback in Second Language Acquisition and Writing (with John Bitchener, Routledge, 2012); Treatment of Error in Second Language Student Writing (2nd Ed. Michigan, 2011); Teaching L2 Composition: Purpose, Process, and Practice (with John Hedgcock, Routledge, 2014), and a student text, Language Power: Tutorials for Writers (Bedford St. Martin’s, 2014). She is also the founding editor-in-chief of the new Journal of Response to Writing (journalrw.org).
CLI Fall Orientation 2014
- Friday, 19 September 2014 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm | Annenberg Hall G15
- Topic: “Language Education and Innovation under Conditions of Superdiversity”
Presenter: Steven L. Thorne, Associate Professor of Second Language Acquisition, Department of World Languages and Literatures, Portland State University & Department of Applied Linguistics University of Groningen, The Netherlands
- Abstract: We live in a complex and changing world in which academic, professional, and everyday life activities increasingly illustrate the need for sophisticated communicative and analytic abilities in intercultural and plurilingual contexts. These late modern ‘superdiverse’ conditions articulate closely with a primary goal of foreign language education – to gain the capacity to contribute to dynamic processes of meaning with an understanding of the divergent cultural practices, values, and ideologies that are involved. This presentation will describe pedagogical innovations that are adaptive to emergent communicative conditions, open to a diversity of genres and potentially mixed language communicative dynamics, and that offer experientially and linguistically rich opportunities for engagement. In conclusion, it is suggested that the future of instructed language education will require adaptive alignment with conditions of superdiversity and central positioning within the broader intellectual life of the university.
CLI Fall Orientation 2013
- Friday, 20 September 2013 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm | Annenberg Hall G15
- Topic: MOOCs and Hybrid Language Courses: Does It Hurt to Be on the Cutting Edge? Advantages and Challenges
- Presenter: Fernando Rubio, Associate Professor of Languages and Literature, Co-Director, Second Language Teaching and Research Center at the University of Utah.
CLI Fall Orientation 2012
- During the year 2012 – 2013 the CLI did not host a fall orientation workshop due to special Global Language Initiative events early in the academic year.
CLI Fall Orientation 2011
- Friday, 16 September 2011 | 8:30 am – 1:00 pm | Kresge Hall 2-370 & Kresge Hall 2-380
- Theme: The Creative Use of Technology in World Language Instruction
- Part I: Student-Produced Music Video Clips
- Part II: Practical Tips for Selected Web 2.00 Applications
- Presenter: Dr. Mohamed Esa, Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland
CLI Fall Orientation 2010
- 17 September 2010 | 8:30 am – 2:15 pm | Kresge Hall 2-380
- Theme: Backwards Design for Standards-Based Foreign Language Instruction
- Presenter: Jennifer Eddy, Assistant Professor of World Language Education, Department of Education and Youth Services (SEYS), Queens College of the City University of New York
CLI Fall Orientation 2008
- 19 September 2008 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm | Kresge Hall 1-375
- Theme: Integrating Grammar into Communicative Language Instruction
- Presenter: Dr. Stacey Katz, University of Utah
- For her PowerPoint Presentation, contact Stacey Katz at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLI Fall Orientation 2007
- 21 September 2007 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm | Kresge Hall 1-375
- Theme: Building from the Ground- Up: Integrating language, Content and Play in a Global Simulation Framework
- Presenter: Professor Beatrice Dupuy of the University of Arizona at Tucson
CLI Fall Orientation 2006
- 15 September 2006 | 8:30 am – 2:00 pm | Kresge Hall 1-375
- Theme: Standards for Foreign Language Learning: From the Basics to Application
- Presenter: Prof. Hiroko Kataoka, California State University, Long Beach
Fall Orientation 2005
- Theme:Get Organized: Roles of Graphic Organizers
- Presenters: Professor Franzyska Lys, German & Professor Janine Spencer, French, Northwestern University.
Fall Orientation 2004
- Theme: Second Language Acquisition and Reading
- Presenters: Professor Cristina Sanz, Spanish, Georgetown University
Fall Orientation 2003
- Theme: Enhancing Your Students’ Language and Culture Strategies
- Presenters: Dr. Andrew Cohen & Dr. Barbara Kappler CARLA, University of Minnesota.
Fall Orientation 2002
- Theme: Language and the Brain: An exploration into the development of language in children
- Presenters: Jeffrey Lidz, Linguistics & Sandra Waxman, Psychology, Northwestern University
Fall Orientation 2001
- Theme: The Interaction Hypothesis and Task-Based Learning
- Presenter: Susan M. Gass, Michigan State University
Fall Orientation 2000
- Theme: The Classroom as Stage
- Presenter: Ann Woodworth, Northwestern University
Fall Orientation 1999
- Theme: Language Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century: The case for Standards
- Presenter: Aleidine J. Moeller, University of Nebraska
Fall Orientation 1998
- Theme: From Interactivity to Interaction. New Modes of Learning and New Pedagogical Approaches: the Unique Role of Multimedia
- Presenters: Kurt Fendt & Gilbert Furstenberg, M.I.T.