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2018 Upcoming Events

3/21/2018, 12:00 - 1:00, Lab 1

Just What is Regional Research? A Round Table Presentation and Discussion with Three Graduate Researchers in Spanish and Portuguese

Anna Nogar, Angelica Padilla, Julianna Wiggins and Debra Nieto

This presentation/roundtable discussion features three current MA students from the Hispanic Southwest Studies Program in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese discussing the amazing, relevant, locally-based research projects in which they are engaged, and explain what it is like to do primary research in the humanities, sometimes for the very first time.  Conversation moderated by Professor Anna M. Nogar. QUESTIONS WELCOME!


3/28/2018, 12:00 - 1:00, Lab 6

Social Justice Pedagogy in the Literature Classroom
Natalie Kubasek, CELAC

Existing literature on social justice pedagogies tends to focus on theory rather than practice, while studies that do examine classroom applications of social justice pedagogies primarily center on the social sciences, particularly in secondary education. Therefore, the purpose of my research is to investigate how professors of literature apply social justice pedagogies in the postsecondary literature classroom in order to raise critical consciousness and actively engage students’ understanding of literature as a powerful form of social action.


3/30/2018, 1:00 - 2:00, Lab 1

Strategies to Create a Meaningful and Dynamic Classroom Discussion

Juliana Todescan-Clark & André Nascimento, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

In this presentation, we will share strategies that we have used in the classroom to motivate students to be more engaged and comfortable to speak up in their targeted language about meaningful (e.g. political, socio-historical, and cultural) subjects in the classroom.


4/9/2018, 1:00 - 2:00, Lab 1

Interactive Assessment in Advanced Russian Language Classes

Tanya Ivanova-Sullivan, Dept. of Foreign Languages & Literatures

In this presentation I will discuss LinguaFolio, an online assessment tool designed to measure language progress in a more interactive way. I will focus on the Self-Reflection feature of LinguaFolio by presenting data on the type of materials students upload for evaluation and the review process. I will also make some suggestions about facilitating student learning and engagement in formative and summative e-assessment based on their individual needs and interests.


Friday, 4/13/2018, 12:00 - 1:00, Lab 6

Gramática española: Variación social. A sociolinguistic approach to teaching Spanish grammar

Naomi Shin, Dept. of Spanish & Portuguese

In this talk I will present a new textbook called Gramática española: Variación social by Kim Potowski & Naomi L. Shin (forthcoming, 2018). I will discuss the sociolinguistic approach to teaching grammar that is at the heart of this book, and I will describe the book's content.

Each semester the Language Learning Center offers several presentations, workshops, or trainings geared primarily toward faculty, TAs, and researchers involved in language learning - although anyone is welcome. You are welcome to bring a lunch or snack. All events are free and take place in the Language Learning Center, Ortega Hall, in room 124.


Many sessions are videotaped (indicated with the icon) and available for viewing on the LLC YouTube Channel and are linked to the individual talks on their respective Past Speaker pages (if available).

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