Full Calendar of Experiences

May
31

2023 NFLRC Summer Institute: Project-Based Language Learning in Action

workshop by Rachel Mamiya Hernandez & Betsy Gilliland
At various points in our lives, we each find ourselves immersed in experiences that move us in deeply powerful ways, inspiring intellectual change, personal transformation, and social action. Join us in exploring the use of project-based language learning (PBLL) as a framework for crafting compelling environments and experiences for language learners. During the 2023 NFLRC Summer Institute held at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, participants will learn how to orchestrate rich, experiential language learning opportunities that draw on a diverse array of disciplines and how to develop a plan to research the effectiveness of their project design and teaching. ...
Mar
28

How Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Fosters Language and Intercultural Skills

webinar by David Prickett & Frederic Matthé
How Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Fosters Language and Intercultural Skills In our interconnected and interdependent world, students need to develop an intercultural view of global challenges and their local implications. Students also need the skills to deal with these challenges responsibly, creatively, and collectively. “The world is our classroom; the sky is the limit”: These metaphors describe the almost unlimited variety of possibilities for collaborative teaching and learning across geographic, cultural, and even subject boundaries. In this IALLT webinar, you will learn how COIL/VE enhances language learning at all levels hear about the benefits and limits of COIL/VE scenarios ...
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Dec
7

Interactive Reading with Perusall: Engaging Students Through Social Annotation

demo by Park Mee-Jeong & Alexander Tang
Students often neglect to complete assigned readings before class and instructors are left frustrated. There can be various factors that contribute to this issue. So, what’s the solution? Make assigned readings interactive with Perusall! In this session, Dr. Mee-Jeong Park will share her experience using Perusall in her courses she teaches at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, East Asian Languages & Literatures.
Dec
6

Advising in Language Learning: Unlocking learners' potential (IALLT webinar)

webinar by Katherine Thornton
Many language learners, particularly those who may be studying in non-degree programs or even in an extracurricular mode, struggle to sustain their motivation for learning and to find an effective way to learn. Advising for language learning is offered in many self-access learning centers in Japan to support these students. In these sessions, a learner and an advisor engage in a dialogic reflective process to help the learner articulate their needs and goals, make a plan for learning, and sustain their learning routine. In this webinar I will introduce a basic model of advising and suggest how it can be ...
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Dec
2

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

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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 ...
Nov
30

Call for Proposals: IALLT 2023 Conference

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The International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) is pleased to announce the Call for Proposals for the 2023 IALLT Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. IALLT is a professional organization devoted to the advancement of instructional technology in the teaching and learning of languages, literatures and cultures. The biennial IALLT conference attracts participants from around the world and offers an international perspective on the future of technology in language learning. This conference will be of particular interest to K-12 and post-secondary language instructors, to staff affiliated with media centers and language resource centers, and to developers and vendors of hardware and software applicable to language learning. ...
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Nov
16

Creating Pathways of Perspective-Shifting through Structured Critical Reflection

webinar by Cori Crane
Providing second language learners with space and guidance to critically reflect on their past and current learning experiences can set them up to better understand and evolve their own worldviews as they learn about and engage with ones different from their own (Crane & Sosulski, 2020; Cranton, 2016; Johnson, 2015). While reflection is often acknowledged as playing an important role in leading language pedagogies such as literacy-based approaches and intercultural language learning, it is rarely theorized from a pedagogical perspective, let alone integrated into formal language assessment. As reflective practice in language instruction has become more mainstream, it is important ...
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Nov
10

Moving ‘towards’ the Metaverse, and the implications for language teaching (IALLT webinar)

webinar by Randall Sadler
Moving ‘towards’ the Metaverse, and the implications for language teaching What does the metaverse mean for us as language teachers or researchers and what is it? Is this really something new or a rebranding of another idea? What opportunities and/or drawbacks does the metaverse have for us and our students? This presentation will begin with an examination of the fictional history of the metaverse, followed by technical innovations that led to our current stage of development, ranging from text-based creations, to 2D avatar-based environments, and on to low-immersion Virtual Worlds, all of which led to what many are (erroneously) calling ...
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Nov
3

Telecollaboration Environments: Task motivation and engagement

demo by Alberto Andujar
This session will focus on an upcoming Spanish-American telecollaboration project which will take place at the ​University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The construct of engagement and motivation will be explored in relation with task design in telecollaboration environments. Particularly, elements such as task motivation and engagement are of interest for those teachers and practitioners willing to carry out successful intercultural telecollaboration projects. From the research perspective, the upcoming investigation attempts to shed light on how these constructs may affect task design as well as the monitoring of telecollaboration projects. Different types of tasks will also be discussed.
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Oct
22

Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) MOOC

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The National Foreign Language Resource Center is pleased to announce the opening of its free Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) MOOC.  Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) is designed as a 5-module open-enrollment self-study course for language educators beginning to learn about Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL). Successful learners will be able to describe essential features of high quality PBLL and to generate high-quality ideas for projects using the Product Square. A digital badge is available for candidates fulfilling course requirements. Registration and the content for this MOOC (massive open online course) is FREE.   2022-2023 Offering Registration open October 22, 2022 – February 24, 2023 ...
Oct
20

Python Level 1: Fundamentals of Computer Programming for Language Data Processing

demo by Richard Medina
This workshop introduces fundamental concepts of computer programming to a non-technical audience. It is intended to assist faculty and students in establishing a sound understanding of programming constructs that are useful for working with more advanced tasks, for example, in Natural Language Processing (NLP), Computational Linguistics, and other language data processing tasks. Concepts such as the use of variables, functions, loops, basic input and output will be addressed. Additionally, recommended best practices for working with Python script files and tools will be demonstrated. Participation does not require prior experience or exposure to computer programming.
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Oct
13

Designing Engaging Instructional Materials: Hands-on workshop on creating learning activities with rich interactions

workshop by Naiyi Xie Fincham
Following our previous introduction of using H5P to create interactive videos and course presentations, this workshop provides participants with hands-on experiences of: a) trying out a variety of interactions that can be embedded in multimodal instructional materials, and b) designing and creating their own interactive videos and interactive course presentations. This workshop welcomes participants who teach courses delivered by CLT’s Moodle course system, as well as those who use the Laulima course system, but would like to explore the potential of using H5P in Laulima in the future. No prior experience with H5P is required.