Lecture by Clorinda Donato, January 31, 2014

Teaching Romance Languages through Intercomprehension: Networking Hearts and Minds in the Language Classroom


by Clorinda Donato, California State University

This presentation will discuss how the strategies of Romance Language Intercomprehension are being adapted to the North American context to teach French and Italian to Spanish speakers at California State University, Long Beach.

Topics to be covered include:
• Heritage speakers of Spanish as learners of French and Italian
• Intercomprehension strategies: reading in multiple Romance languages
• Intercommunicative strategies: developing speaking competence in multiple Romance languages
• Intercultural learning in the multilingual Romance language classroom: networking cultural competencies multilingually

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Friday, January 31, 2014
3:00 – 5:00 pm, B4 Dwinelle Hall

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