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Aug
5

2024 Russian Online Language Pedagogy (OLP) Summer Workshop

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Russian Online Language Pedagogy (OLP)  Summer Workshop August 5, 7, & 9, 2024 Online This NFLRC professional learning opportunity, designed specifically for online Russian language teachers, will focus on three key areas of teaching Russian online: 1. Adapting materials and resources (Monday, August 5) 2. Teaching writing and reading in Russian (Wednesday, August 7) 3. Learner interaction (Friday, August 9) Live panel discussions in Zoom: 9:00-10:45 am Hawai‘i | 12:00-1:45 pm Pacific | 1:00-2:45 pm Mountain | 2:00-3:45 pm Central | 3:00-4:45 pm Eastern These interactive live sessions will be followed by related asynchronous tasks (e.g., sharing of resources, posts related to ...
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Jun
5

Beyond the Margins: Enhancing Student Engagement With Perusall and Social Annotating in the Classroom (IALLT webinar)

webinar by John Gibbons
This workshop examines the use of Perusall, a collaborative platform that transforms solitary reading assignments into engaging collective activities. This workshop is tailored for educators looking to enhance their students’ academic reading and writing skills by incorporating social annotating practices that foster critical thinking and in-depth analysis. Discover practical strategies to integrate Perusall into your curriculum, engage your classroom, and stimulate scholarly discussions that extend beyond the margins.
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May
15

Student-Led Language Exploration and Other Possibilities for Learning Beyond the Curriculum (IALLT webinar)

webinar by Carol Goss
As course offerings shrink with programs under threat, how can language centers facilitate language practice and continue meeting student needs and interests? Learn how one small center has embraced informal language groups, led by student volunteers and driven entirely by student interests. We’ll examine how these interest groups work and highlight the value of students leading students in language exploration. Beyond this particular model, we’ll exchange views on other relevant, and perhaps strategic, approaches to co-curricular learning that centers might pursue, such as intercultural assessment and learning.
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Apr
30

Creating podcasts for active and authentic learning

demo by Naiyi Xie Fincham & Michaela Nuesser
Podcasts, a unique media model that has enabled a fresh generation of content producers, offer exciting opportunities for active and authentic learning in languages, cultures, and various specific domains. In this session, Naiyi will share the principles and processes involved in designing and creating podcasts as class projects. We will introduce the resources and facilities available at the CLT for podcast production, and highlight a successful podcast project implemented in one of  the Department of Second Language Studies (SLS) courses, produced right here at the CLT. Join us to discover how podcasts can provide students with rich language and cultural ...
Apr
16

iSpraak: A Platform for Second Language Pronunciation Instruction, Assessment, and Research

webinar by Dan Nickolai
This presentation will showcase the latest feature developments to the iSpraak platform. This free online tool incorporates multilingual Automatic Speech Recognition and Text-to-Speech technologies to both model and assess pronunciation in 36 different languages. Now generously funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, iSpraak has significantly expanded on its previous feature set and has adopted new tools for learners, teachers, and researchers.
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Mar
25

Language Policy, (Anti-)Racism, and Change

webinar by Jeff Bale
This session begins with findings from a policy genealogy (Gale, 2001) of the Heritage Languages Program (HLP) in Ontario and the racialized conflicts over it between 1977–1987. Heritage-language education policies emerged across Canada in the 1970s, just after federal policies for official bilingualism (1969) and multiculturalism (1971) were established. As Haque (2012) argues, official bilingualism was only possible by excluding demands of Indigenous and other racialized communities for their own linguistic and cultural rights. The HLP challenged the logic of official bilingualism, and thus became the site of extended, racialized conflicts over fundamental questions of (1) whose language and culture ...
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Mar
13

Leveraging AI tools for PBLL

demo by Rachel Mamiya Hernandez
Have you ever wanted to try project-based language learning (PBLL), but felt that it is too overwhelming or time consuming? Then, this D&D is for you! In this session, we will use the High Quality PBL framework as a guide and delve into AI powered tools that can support project design, planning, and implementation.
Mar
7

Machine Learning and Grammar Instruction: The Case of German Nominal Gender (IALLT webinar)

webinar by Simon Zuberek
Language learners often struggle with particular grammar topics, but with limited instructional time, sometimes these topics do not receive in-depth attention in the classroom. One example of this phenomenon is the gender of German nouns. This presentation showcases a software solution that supplies the reasoning behind the gender of German nouns, aiming to help learners understand the underlying rules. The presentation will highlight the program’s potential for assisting students with background knowledge, and will emphasize that AI solutions extend beyond ChatGPT, offering innovative solutions to language learning challenges.
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Mar
7

Machine Learning and Grammar Instruction: The Case of German Nominal Gender (IALLT webinar)

webinar by Simon Zuberek
Language learners often struggle with particular grammar topics, but with limited instructional time, sometimes these topics do not receive in-depth attention in the classroom. One example of this phenomenon is the gender of German nouns. This presentation showcases a software solution that supplies the reasoning behind the gender of German nouns, aiming to help learners understand the underlying rules. The presentation will highlight the program’s potential for assisting students with background knowledge, and will emphasize that AI solutions extend beyond ChatGPT, offering innovative solutions to language learning challenges.
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Feb
29

Copyright Basics: Understanding Copyright in the Context of Language Teaching

webinar by Julie Evershed
The purpose of this session is to give you tools and strategies to become comfortable making basic decisions regarding materials usage and copyright considerations in the pursuit of language teaching and learning. There are many of the more traditional ways that copyright impacts our work: Public Performance Rights, conversion of “obsolete” materials, and duplication of language learning media. However, with the evolution of technology and the advent of the user as creator, we are facing many new situations where the law has not caught up with reality. The paradigm shift in publishing and distribution contributes to the confusing nature of ...
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Feb
12

Python Series Special Topic: Scripting Generative AI with Python

workshop by Richard Medina
Large Language Models (LLMs) provide an enormous resource of language material that can be accessed (or “prompted”) in a variety of ways. In this workshop Richard will demonstrate techniques for using Python scripts to interact with LLMs to retrieve many types of language content. Techniques to be covered include constructing and submitting prompts through a Python script and handling responses from the language model. Examples of using Python to generate example language material will be presented in detail. Familiarity with writing Python scripts would be useful but not necessary to benefit from the workshop. Some familiarity with using Large Language Models ...