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Lectures by BLC Fellows (A. Livia, J. Ecke, R. Schechtman, N. Azarian)

Spring 2005 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects How Do You Teach Translation? Anna Livia, Lecturer, French What is the place of translation in the communicative approach to second language pedagogy?  For many years translation has been pushed aside in favor of direct communication in the L2.  Use of the L1 by learners is often…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Rosenfield, Zhang, Nelson, Somoff, Perelmutter)

Fall 2004 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects   University Classroom Language for IGSI’s Ellen Rosenfield, Lecturer, GSI Teaching and Resource Center International Graduate Student instructors (IGSIs) need authentic practice materials to prepare themselves for the daunting task of teaching introductory level courses in their disciplines in English.  In addition to learning the appropriate discourse…

Lecture by BLC Fellows (S. Bailey, D. Gramling, S. Hom-Cary)

BLC Fellows’ Presentation Yiddish Language Heritage and Teaching in the 21st Century Sarah Bailey, PhD Candidate, German Yiddish, the thousand-year-old language of Eastern European Jews, bears many of the characteristics of a heritage language but often is overlooked by researchers in pedagogy (heritage language and otherwise).  In this context, teaching Yiddish two generations after the…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (P. Barskova, S. Shah, R. Villamil-Acera, C. You)

Instructional Development Research Projects Creative Writing and Reading in Russian: Poetry in Focus Polina Barskova, GSR, Slavic Languages and Literatures My project involved the creation of a syllabus and lesson plans for a course to be offered in Spring 2004.  The goal of this course is to improve student writing, reading and speaking skills through…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (M. Lowry, L. Nelson, M. Wellmon)

Instructional Development Research Projects   A Spoonful of Films Makes the Literature Go Down: Supplementing French 3 Cirriculum with Filmic Texts Martin Lowry, GSR, Fench This project hopes to capitalize on the semiotic sophistication of students raised in our current film culture.  Rather than reading only written texts, students in this course will be encouraged…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (Daniel, Dimitriou, Short, Templeman, Wellmon)

Instructional Development Research Projects   Interactional Patterns in Web-based Writing of Foreign Language Students Paige Daniel, Education This study raises questions about the potential of the electronic medium to promote cross-cultural communicative competence.  Students carry different perceptions of their purposes and roles into telecollaborative language exchanges that come to bear on the ways in which…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (D. Petterson, D. Wacks, C. Warner)

Instructional Development Research Projects   Expanding Extensive Reading in the French 2 Curriculum David Petterson, French L2 Production and Immersion Simulation Software: The Next (Proficiency-Based) Generation David Wacks, Spanish & Portuguese The Design and Implementation of Networked-Based Activities in the German 2 Classroom: A Pilot Project Chantelle Warner, German Friday, May 10, 2002 3-5pm, 370…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (S. Roberts, K. Sliwinski, A. Barili, J. Kelso, L. Frame)

Instructional Development Research Projects   Using Drama to Enhance Language Learning in Second-Year French Sarah Roberts, GSR, French Researching the Role of Performance in the Teaching of Durrenmatt’s ‘Der Besuch derr alten Dame’ in German 3 Karina Sliwinski, GSR, German Teaching Grammar and Composition to Advance Spanish Students: A Method that Works Amelia Barili, Lecturer,…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (L. Little, B. Samuelson, K. Wiliarty, B. Wolfson, N. Van Duesen)

Instructional Development Research Projects Performance & Placement: Designing a Plan for Testing in the Undergraduate Russian Program Lisa Little, Lecturer, Slavic Languages and Literatures This project assesses the role of heritage language instruction among the foreign language departments in the UC system. It asks the broader question of how “heritage language” is defined and presents…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (R. McFarland, T. Skogmo, K. Wiliarty)

Instructional Development Research Projects   “My Deutsche is Getting Deutsche-er All the Time”- Blurring the Borders of Input and Output in the Intermediate German Classroom Robert McFarland, GSR, German In my BLC project, I have been exploring the merits of a recent re-evaluation of the classic art of “imitation” as a means to teach writing. …

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