Workshop on Machine Translation, February 24, 2022

Claire Knowles, Spanish Instructor, Motlow State Community College
Jason Jolley, Professor of Spanish, Missouri State University
Luciane Maimone, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics, Missouri State University
Laurence Denié-Higney, Senior Lecturer of French, UC Los Angeles
Vera Klekovkina, Associate Professor of French, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Young Ae Kim, Assistant Professor, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
Jieun Ryu, Director, Critical Languages Program, University of Arizona

Translating Google Translate into Classroom Practices

In this workshop, participants will explore how to facilitate students’ critical engagement with machine translation (MT) tools to support the development of second language writing. The four presentations are based on articles published in the recent special issue of the L2 Journal “Machine Translation & Language Education: Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice”. Authors will first highlight key features of the models they developed to move students away from blind MT use and/or overreliance on MT to engage in reflexive practices that are mediated by instructors and learning materials. Using an interactive, hands-on format, presenters will then facilitate participants’ application of these models to their own instructional contexts. In the process, participants will learn about key strands in MT research and what they suggest regarding the impact of MT on language teaching/learning.

Thursday, February 24, 2022
via Zoom (register here), 3-5pm

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 x19,, with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.