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Building Just Communities

Thanks to a BLC Travel Grant I was able to attend the Building Just Communities conference that took place from October 8 to 11, 2015, at Howard University in Washington D.C. The conference was organized by the Association of Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACHME), an interdisciplinary organization that brings together educators from 1,100 universities…

Panel with R. Feldman, M. L. Parra, A. Barili, September 25, 2015

Forming Global Citizens: Volunteering locally and abroad Language and Service Abroad: A meaningful experience? Richard Feldman, Second Language Studies, Cornell University After defining service learning and discussing some recent initiatives at Cornell, I’ll describe two approaches to language teaching and service learning: one where an abroad program was refocused on student agency and volunteerism, and…

Panel Discussion on Exploring Service Learning in Foreign Language Teaching (V. Robinson, S. Akin, J. Hellebrandt, A. Barili, S. Watanabe), October 12, 2012

Panel Discussion: Exploring Service Learning in Foreign Language Teaching Introduction Victoria Robinson, Suzan Akin, UC Berkeley Download Cal Corps handout as PDF Victoria Robinson on Engaged Scholarship, https://vimeo.com/46095742 Service-Learning in German:  A win-win for students and community participants Josef Hellebrandt, Professor in Modern Languages, Santa Clara University, South Bay Deutscher Schulverein Efforts to engage German…

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Spanish for You: Student-Centered and Languages for Specific Purposes Methods in Lower-Division Spanish

This article investigates a project that used student-centered teaching and languages for specific purposes to increase university students’ motivation to study Spanish and willingness to communicate. After reflecting on their personal goals and interests, students were required to choose a purpose or context in which they might use Spanish in their future. Then students were encouraged to seek opportunities to foster their own language and culture learning related to the unique purposes that each student had selected. Data sources included ...