Event Date: 
09/18/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Presenter: Deb Reisinger, Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Romance Studies and affiliate faculty in the Global Health Institute, Duke University.

Title: Community-based Language Learning as Social Justice Pedagogy


Event Date: 
10/11/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Presenter: Billal Maanaki

Title: The use of Wisdom in language teaching


There is a strong movement in higher education institutions as of late to focus on the teaching of wisdom and the utmost importance of including it in all our subjects and classes. I will give a general review of the importance of  "teaching for wisdom" in our academia and then focus on the best ways and the many benefits of including wisdom  in language teaching.

Event Date: 
10/18/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Presenter: Jennifer Li-Chia Liu, Professor of the Practice of Language Pedagogy and Director of the Chinese Language Program in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations ,Director of the Harvard Beijing Academy, Harvard University.

Title:Languages Across the Curriculum: Models for Bridging Language and Content

Event Date: 
09/27/2019 - 3:00pm to 10/27/2019 - 4:30pm

Presenter: Marina Escamez Ballesta, Julianna Beveridge, & Kate Neff

Title: Formative Assessment: Low-stakes Activities in ePortfolios from Elementary to Intermediate-Advanced Spanish


Event Date: 
11/06/2019 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Speaker: Naoko Taguchi, Professor in the Modern Languages Department at Carnegie Mellon University

Title: Learning How to Learn Pragmatics: Cultivating Self-Directed Learning Strategies for Pragmatics

Learning pragmatics involves understanding a relationship among linguistic forms and their

functional possibilities, and contextual elements that determine the form–function relationship

(Taguchi, 2019). Although the importance of pragmatics is widely recognized in second

Event Date: 
11/15/2019 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Presenter:  Zaida Villanueva, Alicia López-Operé, Sarah Annunziato, Rachel Geer

Title:  New writing assignments for language, film, and composition courses