Events

Event Date: 
03/17/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Hope Fitzgerald: Instructional Designer and Foreign Language Consultant, Language Commons

Event Date: 
03/22/2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

With the rise of exemplar theory (Bybee 2010), the role of lexical frequency in language variation and change has been a focus of considerable study, particularly in phonology (e.g. Bybee 2002; Jurafsky et al. 2001; Walker 2012). Results, however, have been mixed, with some studies showing strong frequency effects and others showing no such effects. Recently Erker and Guy (2012) extended the analysis of frequency effects to morphosyntactic variation.

Event Date: 
03/23/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Hindi

Discurssion Leader: Shilpa Davé

Film Title: The Lunchbox

The IWL Spring Film Series is organized by the Institute of World Languages. All films are free and subtitled in English. Screenings occur on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-9pm.

Event Date: 
03/30/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Korean

Discussion Leader: Yoon Hwa Choi

Film Title: 늑대소년 (A Werewolf Boy)

The IWL Spring Film Series is organized by the Institute of World Languages. All films are free and subtitled in English. Screenings occur on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-9pm.

Event Date: 
04/06/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Tibetan

Discussion Leader: Tsetan Napoli, Tashi Wangchuk (Director, Producer, and Writer)

Movie Title: ངའི་བུ་བསྟན་འཛིན། (Bhu Tenzin 'My Son Tenzin')

The IWL Spring Film Series is organized by the Institute of World Languages. All films are free and subtitled in English. Screenings occur on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-9pm.

 

 

Event Date: 
04/07/2017 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm

Several studies have reported unsatisfactory learning outcomes and negative perceptions of online language learning (e.g., Cavanaugh, 2001; Oliver, Kellogg, & Patel, 2012). The 2016 UVa STARTALK program has embarked on multifaceted research projects to seek possible solutions to these challenges.

Event Date: 
04/12/2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Among educators, students, parents and policy makers, study abroad is routinely interpreted as a prime context for language learning. In effect, evidence can be found to show that student sojourns abroad can be beneficial for all aspects of language development but that they are especially useful for fostering the social-interactive and pragmatic capacities least amenable to classroom instruction.

Event Date: 
04/13/2017 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

English as a Second Language

Discussion Leader: Elizabeth Wittner (Center for American English Language and Culture)

Movie Title: The Visitor

The IWL Spring Film Series is organized by the Institute of World Languages. All films are free and subtitled in English. Screenings occur on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-9pm.

Event Date: 
05/05/2017 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Theme: Articulating Program Learning Outcomes Across Levels 

Workshops will be led by Dr. Dorothe Bach and Dr. Elizabeth Dickens from the Center for Teaching Excellence at UVa. Details will be updated soon.