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Quarterly Workshops

2024 WINTER workshop

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Thursday, 7 March 2024 | 9:00 - 11:00am | Virtual, via Zoom



 9:00 am - 9:10 am                   Opening remarks by Ingrid Zeller

9:10 am - 9:30 am                   Maria Barros, Elisa Baena, Denise Bouras, and Heather Colburn, “Assessing the Impact of Curricular Renovations on Student Proficiency in the Spanish Language Program​.”

9:30 am -9:50 am                  Chin-Hung Chang “Enhancing Proficiency: Exploring the Efficacy of Talk Abroad in Practicing Speaking Skills in Chinese.”

9:50 am -10:10 am                Q & A10:10 am- 11:30 am                The Language Faculty Development Committee “Service Opportunities for Language Faculty Members at Northwestern.” 
Daniela Pozzi Pavan, The Undergraduate Language Grant Committee
Patricia Scarampi, Presenting at Teach X
Ana Williams, Residential Colleges
Elisa Baena, Fulbright

10:30 am – 10:45 am              Q & A

10:45 am -10:55 am                Other resources available to faculty - open discussion

 10:55 am -11:00 am                Closing remarks and announcements


2023 FALL workshop

Wednesday, 29 November 2023 | 9:30 - 11:30am | Virtual, via Zoom



 9:30 am - 9:35 am                   Opening remarks by Ingrid Zeller

9:35 am - 9:55 am                   Raquel Amorese, "Using Social Media Videos to Engage Language Learners"

9:55 am -10:15 am                  Fadia Antabli"The Effects of Educational Games in Language Classes"

10:15 am -10:30 am                Q & A10:30 am -10:50 am                Shannon Millikin and Stefania Arias Cifuentes“Global Connections for All: How to Create International eTandem Collaboration”

10:50 am- 11:10 am                Wen-pin Hsieh“Language, Culture, and Engineering: Leading a Global Engineering Trek (and What Can the Experience Tell Us)”

11:10 am – 11:25 am              Q & A

11:25 am -11:30 am                Closing remarks and announcements


2023 winter workshop

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Wednesday, 8 March 2023 | 9:30 - 11:30am | Virtual, via Zoom



9:30- 9:35    Opening remarks from Oya Topcuoglu

9:35- 9:55     Wen-pin Hsieh, "International Collaboration on L2 Virtual Exchange: The Northwestern–Taiwan Partnership for the Chinese Language Program"

9:55-10:15     Shannon Millikin, "A Seat at the Table for Marginalized Voices: Representation in the Language Classroom"

10:15-10:30   Q&A

10:30-10:50   Maria Teresa Villanueva, “Adding/Correcting Video Subtitles to Use in the Language Class”

10:50- 11:10   Ihnhee Kim, “Incorporating Career Readiness into the Language Courses”

11:10-11:25     Q&A 

11:25-11:30    Closing Remarks and announcements



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Wednesday, 30 November 2022 | 9:00 - 11:00am | Virtual, via Zoom



9:00- 9:10 Opening remarks 

9:10- 9:30 Elisa Baena, Chair of the Language Proficiency committee, and Jill Sieben-Schneider, Director of AccessibleNU

9:30 -10:10 Jami Fisher, Senior Lecturer, ASL Program Director, Department of Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania - “Building Broad Linguistic and Cultural Competencies with American Sign Language”

10:10-10:45 Q&A

10:45-11:00 Closing Remarks and announcements



Wednesday, 9 March 2022 | 9:30 - 11:30am | Virtual, via Zoom



9:30-9:45 Introduction, MOC Co-chairs

                    Sarah Klaper, JD, University Ombudsperson

9:45-10:30 Asha Nagaraj, What Can a Diversity Committee Do in a Department? -Experience of the Spanish                                     and Portuguese Department

10:30–10:40 Break

10:40–11:00 Hong Jiang, Designing Student Assessments, from ACTFL 2021 Summer Learning Series

11:00–11:20 Yanting Li, Identity, Diversity, Justice and Action in Language Classrooms- Examples of Activities                                    from ACTFL 2021 Spring Series

11:20–11:30 Final Remarks



Friday, 19 March 2021 | 9:30 - 11:30am | Virtual, via Zoom



9:30-9:40 Introduction, Oya Topcuoglu

9:40 - 9:55 Chin-Hung Chang, ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test Rater Certification in Chinese

9:55 – 10:05 Fatima Khan, Remote Professional Development in Arabic Dialects, CLI Summer Funding 2020 (7:40 minutes)

10:05 – 10:20 Fadia Antabli, International Partnering Project for the Arabic Language classroom of Northwestern University, La Sorbonne-Nouvelle and l’Université Paris 3, AY 20-21

10:20-10:45 Patricia Scarampi, An Innovative Flipped Grammar Learning Experience- 2019 CLI Teaching Award Presentation. (20 minutes + time for questions)

10:45-11:00+ Matt Taylor and Cecile Anne Sison, Tech hang out time. Drop-in space to talk informally about ideas and apps for Spring Quarter teaching.


2020 FALL WORKSHOP follow up practice session

Ramp-Up to Winter Quarter 2021 Tech Workshop 

Tuesday, 5 January 2021 | 9:30 - 11am | Virtual, via Zoom



9:30-9:40am Meet in Zoom room above for introduction and assigning breakout rooms

9:40-10:15am Session I Zoom room breakout

10:15-10:25am Break and Reconvening in Main Zoom Room above

10:25-11:00am Session II Zoom room breakout



Workshop Recording

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