language and culture

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Conference – online

Annual CLAC Conference Cultures and Languages in a Changing World hosted by the Central New York CLAC Working Group December 2-3, 2022 Online The COVID-19 pandemic forever transformed how we think about education, access, and the tools we have at our disposal. We also live in a world of profound social changes, armed conflicts, and geopolitical alignments. What is the role of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) in this changing world? To recognize and address these issues and simultaneously celebrate more than 30 years of the CLAC movement, we will host a conference with the theme “Cultures and ...

Problem-Based Models for Language and Culture Instruction

A problem-based approach to language instruction infuses the communicative classroom with current events, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary connections. Through a process of identifying a problem, gathering resources to understand the problem, and then working with a group to process and report on what they have learned, students acquire language as they learn about the world around them and engage deeply with others’ perspectives. Although problem-based language learning can be used as the foundation of an entire course or program of study, this talk will emphasize how and why instructors can implement problem-based language learning right away through intentional, research-informed modifications ...

Call for Proposals: Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Conference

The Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Conference Committee invites proposals for its 2022 conference. Cultures and Languages in a Changing World hosted by the Central New York CLAC Working Group December 2-3, 2022 Online Proposal Deadline: September 15, 2022 Proposal Submission Form: https://clacconsortium.org/clac2022/ Cultures and Languages in a Changing World  The COVID-19 pandemic forever transformed how we think about education, access, and the tools we have at our disposal. We also live in a world of profound social changes, armed conflicts, and geopolitical alignments. What is the role of Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) in this changing ...

Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum on the College Campus: Challenges and Opportunities

The Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor Working Group on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) invites you to attend a panel discussion on starting or growing a CLAC program. Dr. Stephen Straight and Dr. Suronda Gonzalez will discuss administrative, logistical, and cultural challenges and opportunities that affect CLAC programs. CLAC is a curricular framework that provides opportunities to develop and apply language and intercultural competence within all academic disciplines through the use of multilingual resources and the inclusion of multiple cultural perspectives. Dr. Stephen Straight is Professor Emeritus at Binghamton University and one of the original promoters and ...

Cultural Roundtables and the Support of Student Intercultural Growth Before, During and After Overseas Study

A workshop for faculty and staff with Language Flagship programs to learn about intercultural roundtables developed for overseas Language Flagship capstone programs in Arabic and Russian, and to consider how the roundtable model might be implemented in other instructional contexts. Workshop facilitators: Valerie Anishchenkova, Director, Flagship Culture Initiative; University of Maryland Arabic Flagship Dan E. Davidson, Senior Academic Advisor; President (Emeritus), American Councils Alex Groce, Russian Overseas Flagship Program Manager and former Resident Director Maria Lekic, Academic Director, Russian Overseas Flagship Program Laila Familiar, Academic Director, Arabic Overseas Flagship Program Dianna Murphy, Co-Director, Russian Flagship, University of Wisconsin; Associate Director, ...

The Culture App: Online Cultural Scenarios in Intercultural Teaching and Learning

A workshop for faculty and staff with Language Flagship programs to learn about scenario-based, intercultural online learning modules developed for students of Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and Russian, and to discuss ideas for implementing the modules in the curriculum of local programs. Workshop facilitators were: Valerie Anishchenkova, Director, Flagship Culture Initiative; University of Maryland Arabic Flagship Karen Evans-Romaine, Co-Director, Russian Flagship, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Associate Director, Flagship Culture Initiative Dianna Murphy, Co-Director, Russian Flagship, University of Wisconsin-Madison, FCI Associate Director William J. Comer, Director, Russian Flagship, Portland State University Gulnara Glowacki, Senior Lecturer (Kazakh), University of Wisconsin -Madison Michael Turner, Assistant ...

Introduction to Online Language Teaching: Integrating Language & Culture Instruction Online

How can technology be used to provide authentic opportunities for cross-cultural learning? Being able to communicate effectively requires more than being able to read, write, speak and understand another language. It also requires sensitivity to the culture to which the language belongs. Technology can provides authentic opportunities for cross-cultural learning.