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Apply for 2023 UVA STARTALK Teacher Program

IWL Faculty Retreat

Open Educational Resources and Open Pedagogy in World Languages

8:30-3PM, Friday on May 6, 2022

Thursday, February 24, 3:30-5:00pm [ZOOM]

Title: Open Education, Open Scholarship, and Second Language Learning and Teaching: The Rise of a New Knowledge Ecology

IWL Call for Proposals for OERLL

I. Goals

1st Roundtable

Title: Oral Proficiency Gains after Studying Abroad: the Case of Arabic 

Presenter: Bilal Humeidan, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages and Cultures

Date: Friday, February 18th, 3-4:30 pm

2022 Spring Speaker Series

Talk #1: 3:30-5PM, Thursday, Feb 10

Speaker: Joshua Gordon, Ph.D.


Application Deadline: April 29, 2022

The Institute of World Languages invites proposals for the IWL Faculty Research Grant.

Purpose of Faculty Research Grant:

These grants will support faculty research on second language instruction or second language acquisition in any language. Any type of research that will add to knowledge about foreign or second language instruction or second language acquisition may be proposed, including projects that are based on either empirical or action research.  

The Foreign Language Roundtable is an informal series of 3-4 sessions each semester with presenters from a wide range of languages/programs at UVA. They are almost always held on Friday afternoons, from 3:00 to 4:30pm. The purpose is to promote the collegial sharing across departments of ideas, information, and teaching methods that may be useful and interesting to everyone teaching languages at UVA. The formats vary and include lectures, teaching workshops, roundtable discussions, panel discussions, hands-on demonstration, and poster sessions.

IWL Roundtable Sessions (Hybrid)

The event will be held at the Language Commons, New Cabell Hall 299. Those who cannot attend the event in person can use the following zoom link to join the session.  

Time: 3-4:30pm, Friday, October 15 

Location: New Cabell Hall 299 & Zoom

Talk 2: Orchestrate a thematic unit through a seamless process: Task design, implementation, and procedure

Date/Time: 7:00-8:30PM (US Eastern Time), Wednesday, October 6

Presenter: Graham Crookes, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Title: Critical Language Pedagogy and Chinese as a Second (Additional, Heritage) Language

Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Thursday, November 11 

Presenter: Heather Willis Allen, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Title: Scaffolding L2 writing instruction using a Design approach

Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Wednesday, October 20 

Presenter: Maria Carrie, California State University, Long Beach

Title: Seeking Informed and Actionable Best Practices in Heritage Language Teaching: How to bridge the gap between theory and practice

Time: 3:30 PM-5:00 PM, Thursday, September 9

Zoom link: Password: IWL

NEH Talk Series

Achieving Authenticity

In a Technology-Mediated Task-Based Chinese Language Course

By Miao-fen Tseng

Daniels Family NEH Distinguished Teaching Professor