Event Date: 
09/29/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

The culinary traditions of both France and Italy are so cherished and well known that many of us use Italian and French words for food and dining on a daily basis, often without even realizing it! Social cooking is now frequently and successfully used to promote cross-cultural encounters and exchanges. Food preparation / cooking offers a unique opportunity to move beyond the classroom walls to promote second language acquisition, cultural competency, communication and performance through experiential learning.

Event Date: 
10/12/2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Why pronunciation is so important for language teaching

John M. Levis, Iowa State University


Event Date: 
10/13/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Haniyeh Barahouie: Lessons from French AP workshop

Francesca Calamita: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Italian Language and Culture

Zaida Villanueva Garcia: Interpreting "the Other" through literary works: understanding or misunderstanding?

Vonna Hemmler: Learning Language in a New Culture: A Critical Examination of University ELP Curriculum

Hsin-hsin Liang:  Collaborating with Chinese Visiting Scholars to Create a Learning Community in Advanced Chinese Courses

Event Date: 
10/20/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

In what is hoped will be a series of roundtables that will rotate through all the language programs, Greg will share several new and exciting developments occurring for the American Sign Language Program, including a new minor, language house participation, and development of a first year curriculum and inform you about the program, its staff, its history, and other unique aspects of the small, but vibrant language program. 

Event Date: 
10/25/2017 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm


Justus, Daniel Cooper (dcj3bz)

Event Date: 
10/27/2017 (All day)

2017 IWL Fall Symposium

Detailed information will be released in a timely fashion.

Theme: Intercultural Communication: Language and Culture in Action


9:30-9:50AM Breakfast

9:50-10AM Opening remarks by Associate Dean Fiorani


10-10:50AM Robert L. Davis

Hacks for language and culture learning: What do you really learn on study abroad?

Event Date: 
11/03/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

I'm focusing my research on the different uses of ePortfolio in the foreign language classroom, especially as a way to teach culture and to do more practicing of the writing and the speaking skills. In my roundtable I will presenter data collected from diferent semesters, with students of different levels, and from different technological tools.

Event Date: 
11/09/2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

What the Data Tell Us About Online Language Teaching

Kathryn Murphy-Judy​


Event Date: 
11/10/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Title:  Action Research in the Foreign Language Classroom

Graduate student teachers of Spanish and Arabic will present the results of their action research projects in this interactive poster session.  Join us in a celebration of their work and a lively discussion of their experiments and research in the classroom.