American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs

Events

AAUSC at ACTFL

AAUSC holds its annual meeting at the annual conference of ACTFL, the weekend before Thanksgiving. Each year we host our business meeting/panel discussion/wine reception, and a number of AAUSC members present sessions of interest to LPDs (see AAUSC SPOTLIGHT sessions in the Events calendar below).

The ACTFL conference is the best opportunity to meet fellow AAUSC members and discuss the most timely issues in language teaching, language program direction, and graduate student training/professionalization.

This year's ACTFL will take place in Nashville TN, November 17-19, 2017. Check back here for more information as the date approaches.

AAUSC at MLA

Having gained affiliated status with the MLA, the AAUSC also holds one session each year at the MLA convention, which takes place every year in January, immediately following New Year's day. This year's MLA convention will be held in New York City, January 4-7, 2017. Hope to see you there!

Upcoming events

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville; Room Cumberland 6

    Inmaculada Gómez Soler, University of Memphis

    This paper provides a snapshot of heritage speakers in the education system in Tennessee, a state with a growing number of Hispanic HSs. Survey/interview data indicate classes for HSs are rare and teachers lack appropriate training. Practical implications for program development and implementation are discussed within this sociolinguistic context.

    Heritage Language

    in English

    All

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center, Room 202C

    Linwood J. Randolph Jr., University of North Carolina Wilmington

    Stacey Margarita Johnson, Vanderbilt University

    Social Justice in the Language Classroom: A Call to Action

    The goals of language education in the US have always been informed by the social, historical, and political contexts of instruction. In this session, we explore the foundations of social justice in language education, effective social justice instruction at the lesson planning and course design levels, and professional development opportunities.


    View Proposal: https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=2679

    Interculturality

    English

    All

    11/17/17

    11:00:00 AM

    12:00:00 PM

    Music City Center, Room 202C

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville Room: Mockingbird 2

    Sara Mattavelli, College of William & Mary

    Literacy-oriented Instruction in the Foreign Language Curriculum

    This presentation will discuss the use of the multiliteracies approach as a viable solution to overcome the bifurcation of FL programs. This bifurcation constitutes a problem for both undergraduate and graduate students. It often represents a barrier for undergraduate students as they progress from lower level classes that focus mainly on language to upper level classes, which focus on literature and textual analysis. It also constitutes a problem for the professional development of graduate students who often are not trained to teach literature classes. By adopting the multiliteracies approach, FL programs can reconcile the teaching of 'communication' with the teaching of 'textual analysis' (Kern 2003) and thus provide a more coherent approach that serves better both students and instructors. The presentation will provide practical suggestions on how to implement this approach in the Italian classroom and make a literacy-oriented instruction feasible in foreign language teaching. 

    Literacy

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    11:00:00 AM

    11:30:00 AM

     Omni Nashville   Room: Mockingbird 2

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville, Acoustic Room

    AAUSC Arabic and Asian sector meetings

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville, Gibson Boardroom

    AAUSC Executive Committee meeting

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville Room: Cumberland 3

    Lara Ducate, University of South Carolina

    Teresa Bell

    ACTFL/CAEP Program Review and Update

    Participants will view model reports and sample assessments, hear the story of one university's path to national recognition, and receive the most recent updates from CAEP.

    View Proposal:  https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=2954 

    Teacher preparation

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    1:00:00 PM

    2:00:00 PM

     Omni Nashville Room: Cumberland 3 

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville, Acoustic Room

    AAUSC German sector meeting

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center, Room 203A

    Hiram Maxim, Emory University

    Glenn Levine, UC-Irvine

    International Students' L3 Development in the L2 Classroom

    This presentation reports the findings of a study of international students learning German as an additional language (L3) in U.S. university classrooms. The data analyzed include classroom performance, interviews, and reflective journals as part of a longitudinal multiple-case study of motivations, attitudes and language competence. 


    Research, Teacher preparation

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    1:15:00 PM

    2:15:00 PM

    Music City Center, Room 203A

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room 201

    Erika Berroth, Southwestern University

    Mohamed Esa, McDaniel College

    Karolina May-Chu, University of Wisconsin

    Wendy Westphal, Marian University 

    Teaching the Syrian Solidarity Crisis

    Intercultural learning is supported by pedagogies and content. Presentations illustrate with examples from our teaching practice how active engagement with authentic materials, interviews with native speakers, and media representations like on-line game simulations contribute to building knowledge, skills, and attitudes for intercultural competence. Presentations include: Community engaged learning to build solidarity with refugees, Last Exit Flucht online game to raise empathy and awareness, video blogs produced by refugees to introduce humor, and a survey of exiled writers' reactions to the refugee crisis and community events. Presenters collaborate on suggesting a range of texts and approaches appropriate for beginning to advanced courses in Higher Education, and a range of strategies to promote active, engaged, and knowledgeable global citizenship to promote understanding of social justice.

    Participants learn to develop criteria for selecting texts and resources suitable to their teaching contexts to address the Syrian solidarity crisis with their students.

    Participants learn to appreciate how to implement a variety of teaching strategies to promote student engagement with the resources selected.

    Participants are empowered to use tools for assessing student learning outcomes regarding the development of intercultural knowledge and competence, the understanding of social justice and gender issues in relation to the materials selected and the teaching strategies implemented.

    Audience will reflect on guiding principles for integrating social justice issues into L2 learning at different levels in the curriculum. Sharing resources and examples from teaching practices go hand in hand with invitations to reflect on how resources shared in the session can be adapted to teaching and learning contexts of audience members. Q & A period will be structured in smaller groups with shared interests according to proficiency levels and interest in collaborative opportunities.

    Shared resources and suggestions for adaptations of resources for use at differente levels and contexts of instruction will encourage audience participation in discussion. Discussion questions will focus on co- developing a repertoire of tools for assessing the development of intercultural learning around social justice issues.

    Examples of pedagogical strategies to engage students in intercultural learning about people from Syria arriving in Europe. Instructional techniques, community engaged learning, content based instruction, and the us of on-line resources promote understanding of migration, social justice, and build intercultural knowledge and competence in L2.


    Keywords

    Interculturality

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    1:15:00 AM

    2:15:00 AM

    Music Center Room 201

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    • Music City Hall Confer-sation Center, Exhibit Hall

    Cherokee Lynn, Middlebury College

    Christina Isabelli, Gonzaga University

    An Innovative Way to Practice the Three Modes of Communication: Voicethread

    The session highlights best practices for incorporating VoiceThread (a multimedia tool) as an instructional resource followed by lessons learned from the process. The presenters demonstrate the use of this multimedia resource and provide a guide for activity creation, delivery, and assessment of the three modes of communication. https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=1882

    Innovative use of technology

    English

    Grades 6-12

    11/17/17

    2:30:00 PM

    3:30:00 PM

    Music City Hall Confer-sation Center, Exhibit Hall

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville, Acoustic Room

    AAUSC Italian sector meeting

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 2:50 PM - 3:10 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville Room: Cumberland 5

    Gillian Lord, University of Florida

    Promoting Translingual/Transcultural Competence Through Interdisciplinarity

    Motivated by the 2007 MLA report, this session reports on 3 interdisciplinary curricular and extracurricular language department endeavors undertaken to promote multilingualism, generate interest in language study, and broaden the view of what language study entails. 

    https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=1413 

    Articulation and collaboration, Languages beyond the classroom

    Spanish, ALL

    Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    2:50:00 PM

    3:10:00 PM

    Omni Nashville  Room: Cumberland 5 


    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 3:45 PM - 4:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center, Room 103B

    Hsuan-Ying Liu, University of North Dakota

    Wenhao Diao, University of Arizona

    Starting College, Quitting Chinese: Language Learning in the Freshman Year

    This presentation reports on a 10-month study examining Chinese learners’ transition into postsecondary education. All focal students have studied Chinese in high schools and intended to continue in college. As they all quit Chinese in their freshman year, the findings illuminate institutional challenges for students to continue Chinese learning. 

    Articulation and collaboration

    Chinese and English 

    Administration, Grades 6-12, Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    3:45:00 PM

    4:15:00 PM

    Music City Center, Room 103B 

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room 212

    Magdalene Tarnawska Senel, UCLA

    Viktoria Harms, University of Alabama 

     Jaclyn Kurash, University of Pittsburgh

    Carolin Mueller, The Ohio State University

    Integrating Social Justice and Teaching Syria

     Examples from teaching practices at different institutions illuminate effective approaches to increasing intercultural knowledge and competence regarding the challenges faced in the migration of Syrians into Europe. The focus is on the integration of Social Justice and gender issues. Contributions illustrate and assess pedagogy and learning scenarios for effectiveness across the German curriculum from beginning to advanced levels. Shared resources for poster competitions, department-wide projects, community engaged learning, reflections, uses of on-line games, as well as examples of texts and films offer the audience diverse ways of engaging students. Audience benefits from rich resources developed in diverse teaching and learning contexts, tried and assessed approaches, and shared reflections on the importance of developing empathy in intercultural teaching and learning, as well as exploring the potential for L2 learning interconnected with social justice and current events.

    Interculturality

    German 

    Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    3:45:00 PM

    4:45:00 PM

    Mucis City Center Room 212

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room: Room 205A

    Teresa Bell, Brigham Young U

    June Phillips, Professor Emeritus, Weber State U

    Methods Online: Purpose, Audience, Content, Performance 

    This session addresses the development of an online teaching methods course. Students aim to meet certification or endorsement requirements or for degree programs. State, district supervisors of teachers who participate and faculty whose students return to their campuses will gain information on scope, delivery, and content of the course.

    Teacher preparation

    English

    Administration, Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    3:45:00 PM

    4:45:00 PM

    Music City Center  Room: Room 205A 

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville, Acoustic Room

    AAUSC Spanish and Portuguese sector meeting

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center 104B

    Hope M. Anderson, University of Massachusetts Lowell

    Bonnie C. Holmes, University of North Georgia

    Grammar as Vocabulary: Language Gains through Input-Based Acquisition

    Tired of verb drills? This input-based, classroom-tested methodology for teaching vocabulary and grammar improves comprehension and production. Grammatical forms are presented as vocabulary words via their meaning in input activities. Attendees will interact with sample materials and begin to develop their own for immediate use.  https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=1834

    Literacy

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    5:00:00 PM

    6:00:00 PM

    Music City Center 104B

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 5:20 PM - 5:40 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room 103C

    Mien-hwa Chiang, U Penn

    Global Issues, Debates and Learning Community

    The presenter will re-conceptualize Chinese curriculum design and give an account of why teaching about conflicts are important to the current changing world. 

    Chinese

    Higher Ed

    11/17/17

    5:20:00 PM

    5:40:00 PM

    room 103C

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville, Acoustic Room

    AAUSC French sector meeting

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Music City Center 106B

    Linda Forrest, Center for Applied Second Language Studies 
    Robert Davis, University Of Oregon 

    Program-wide proficiency assessment has the potential to define successful articulation and improve students' experience in post-secondary programs. The presentation discusses such a project for Spanish and French programs. Results provide insights into articulation within the program and beyond. Logistical issues of implementation are discussed.



    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville Mockingbird 2

    Chris Picicci, Colorado State University

    Increasing Language Proficiency Through Project-based Language Learning  

    https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=1985 

    Languages beyond the classroom

    ALL

    Higher Ed

    11/18/17

    8:30:00 AM

    9:00:00 AM

    Omni Nashville Mockingbird 2

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville, Music Row 5

    AAUSC Editorial Board meeting

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)

    Mandy Menke, U Minnesota

    Stephanie Anderson, U Minnesota

    Angela Carlson-Lombardi, Bethel U

    Sara Mack, U Minnesota

    No Longer on the Sidelines: Planning for Integrated Listening Instruction

    This session shares a curricular project to position listening at the center of the curriculum, from course goals through class activities and homework. The session highlights the impact of systematic listening instruction on student proficiency outcomes, and includes hands-on work with the resulting model to adapt it to attendees' course goals.


    View Proposal: https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=2360

    Standards-based instructional design

    English

    All

    11/18/17

    10:00:00 AM

    11:00:00 AM

    Music City Center room 207A


    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Music City Center Confersation Corner, Exhibit Hall

    Christina Isabelli, Gonzaga University

    Carolyn Dunlap, University of Texas at Austin

    Recruitment in Language Programs: Bolstering Enrollment

    The session highlights factors leading to low enrollment. The presenters will share student focus group insight, initiatives being carried out at several institutions, and conclude with strategies to recruit students. Participants will acquire information to advocate for long-term solutions at their institutions.

     https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=2469

    Leadership and advocacy

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/18/17

    10:00:00 AM

    11:00:00 AM

    Music City Center Confersation Corner, Exhibit Hall

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Music City Center, Room 211

    Gabi Eichmanns, Carnegie Mellon University

    Erika Berroth, Southwestern University

    Inventions, Innovations, Connections: STEM and German Literature

    Strategies to connect language learning to the development of 21st century literacies include:

    Integrating literary texts with science topics, hands-on learning scenarios that guide students to make connections between representations of scientists and their innovations and inventions, and the facts and emotions of climate change. Students interact with culturally authentic materials like current statistics on climate change, current application materials for internships in German research labs. Students develop intercultural knowledge and competence as they identify and engage ethical questions raised in science contexts and increase awareness of global issues.

    Participants can select literary texts and authentic materials suitable for connecting STEM and L2 topics.

    Participants cam implement a variety of teaching strategies to engage students in project based learning, interdisciplinary learning, and reflection on ethical questions.

    Participants can assess student learning outcomes in developments of intercultural knowledge and competence, critical and analytical skills, and writing proficiency.

    Literary texts dealing with innovations, inventions, and visions of the effects of climate change in Cli-Fi - climate fiction will be introduced in the context of the curriculum.

    Audience is invited to consider sample texts and on-line materials: exemplary passages highlighting ethical questions raised in scientific contexts will elicit brief discussions.

    Illustrations of student work generate ideas for adaptations of pedagogy and materials for use in audience members' teaching contexts.

    Presentations invite Q and A - shared resources for assessments

    Program Guide Description:

    Emphasis on connecting and integrating STEM, German literature, and ethical questions in the sciences represented in literary texts. Kehlmann's Die Vermessung der Welt, Brecht's Leben des Galilei, and examples of climate fiction engage students in exploring the possibilities and limits of science and research and questions of accountability.

    Literacy

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/18/17

    10:00:00 AM

    11:00:00 AM

    Music Center, Room 211

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Music City Center, Room 209B

    Kristen M. Turpin, Villanova University

    Genre-based Writing in the Communicative Curriculum

    How do we help students see writing as an act of communication, and not merely the chance to demonstrate mastery of grammatical structures? This session presents a method for designing writing prompts that invite students (including heritage learners) to engage with authentic texts and participate in global language communities.

    Literacy

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/18/17

    10:00:00 AM

    11:00:00 AM

    Music City Center, Room 209B


    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room: Room 211

    Christina Frei, University of Pennsylvania

    Margaret Strair, University of Pennsylvania

    Teaching Perspectives: Intercultural Development at all Levels

    Instructors find it easy to incorporate products and practices of the target culture, but more challenging to incorporate a component to elicit student recognition of the underlying cultural perspectives. In this presentation, German instructors will present examples for of Perspectives components for novice, intermediate and advanced levels.

    https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&ev=1214

    Interculturality

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/18/17

    11:15:00 AM

    12:15:00 AM

    Music City Center  Room: Room 211 

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center, Room 214

    Cori Crane, Duke University

    John Benjamin, University of Texas at Austin

    Kristina Schoen, University of Texas at Austin

    Teaching Multimodal Narratives for Foreign Language Learning

    Three multimodal analyses of genres used in German FL instruction (a children's story, graphic novel, and digital game) show how non-linguistic semiotic modes (visual, aural, etc.) can support, enhance, or contradict word meanings in texts. Presenters offer strategies for teaching multimodal texts and describe how L2 learners process such meanings.


    View Proposal

    Literacy, Research

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/18/17

    11:15:00 AM

    12:15:00 PM

    Music City Center, Room 214

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room: Room 103A

    Wenhao Diao, University of Arizona

    Yi Wang, University of Arizona

    Xin He, University of Arizona

    LEARN CHINESE IN CHINA: PERCEPTIONS, CONFLICTS AND EXPERIENCE

    Based on the conversational data collected from 19 American students and 19 Chinese roommates, this presentation identifies the types of conflicts that emerged in these peer interactions, and the strategies used to solve them. Two strategies became particularly salient: 1) making personal differences cultural, and 2) using language of ambiguity.


    https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=2929

    Interculturality

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/18/17

    11:15:00 AM

    12:15:00 pPM

    Music City Center  Room: Room 103A 

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Omini Nashville Mockingbird 1

    Chiara Fabbian, UIC

    Socio-Literacy and Engagement in the Italian Classroom

    Articulation and collaboration, Educator effectiveness, Interculturality, Literacy

    English

    Higher Ed, All

    11/18/17

    2:00:00 PM

    3:00:00 PM

    Omini Nashville Mockingbird 1

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville, Acoustic Room

    AAUSC Annual Business Meeting and Reception

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center, Room 104A

    Alice Miano

    Vivian Brates

    Breaking New Ground in Community Engaged Language Learning

    This session describes the growth of a community engaged learning program in Spanish from one successful university class to a flourishing series of courses. The session will detail the depth and breadth of programming, from a joint art program with local Spanish-speaking middle schoolers, to a program in digital storytelling with campus workers.

    Languages beyond the classroom

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/18/17

    5:15:00 PM

    6:15:00 PM

    Music City Center, Room 104A

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room 106C

    Annie Abbott, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    Rejane Dias, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign  

    Josef Hellebrandt, Santa Clara University

    Diana Ruggiero, University of Memphis 

    SERVICE LEARNING RESEARCH: ACHIEVEMENTS, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

    The potential of foreign language service learning to increase students' civic engagement is especially important today. Our panel will assess the status of service learning research. We will address institutional, methodological, and practical issues affecting research and suggest future directions for research projects and pedagogical practice.

    View Proposal https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=1848

    Research

    English

    All

    11/18/17

    5:15:00 PM

    6:15:00 PM

    Room 106C 

    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM (EST)
    • Omni Nashville Room: Cumberland 5

    Lara Lomicka Anderson, University of South Carolina

    Gillian Lord, University of Florida

    In 2007, the MLA issued a report exhorting higher education institutions to "enhance and reward graduate student training in languages and language teaching" and "teach graduate students to use technology in language instruction and learning" (p. 8). Now, a decade later, our study asks what the impact of this report on language programs around the country has been. What importance do students place on language study today? To what extent has curriculum reform been implemented? Are we helping to foster our students' translingual and transcultural competence? In this session, we analyze data from over 300 surveys from students and faculty; our results shed light on the extent to which students perceive language study to be a necessary part of the university experience and also how language programs have embraced the challenges of the MLA mandates. 

    https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=2084

    Research

    ALL

    Higher Ed

    11/19/17

    10:00:00 AM

    10:20:00 AM

    Omni Nashville  Room: Cumberland 5 

    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    • Music City Center, Room 106B

    Dr. Alan V. Brown, University of Kentucky

    Dr. Gregory L. Thompson, BYU

    HOW FOREIGN ARE THE SPANISH AP EXAMS? THE CASE OF HERITAGE LEARNERS

    We discuss how the composition of those who take the Spanish Language and Spanish Literature exam has evolved since 1979 through 2014. We analyze how the identity of the Spanish AP Language and Literature student has changed and how this is reflected in their performance. The results come from a data set prepared by the College Board that includes totals categorized by ethnicity, score, and exam for the years 1979-1993 as well as gender and language dominance for the years encompassing 1994-2014. From 2004-2014 students' heritage language status was also included. The percentage of Hispanic examinees that completed the Spanish literature exam rose from only 14% in 1979 to 84% in 2014. Likewise, 79% of the Spanish literature examinees in 2014 were classified as heritage speakers whereas in 2004 that figure was 29%. These trends have implications for the exam, e.g., dialect selection, scoring procedures, and norming protocols, and for university-level Spanish programs.

    Assessment and feedback

    English

    Grades 6-12, Higher Ed

    11/19/17

    10:00:00 AM

    11:00:00 AM

    Music City Center, Room 106B

    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room 214

    Alexander Lorenz, University of Texas at Austin

    Teaching Varieties: Authentic Language in the German Classroom 

    German consists of many varieties, e.g., written vs. spoken, national, regional, and social. Students encounter varieties in authentic materials and in the target cultures. Thus, varieties need to be addressed in curricula. In the session, four presentations prepare teachers to approach varieties. Marc Pierce answers common questions: Why integrating varieties? When to start? Active or passive knowledge? How to design meaningful lessons? Joerg Meindl shows an approach to integrate national or regional varieties of standard German (from Austria, Switzerland, Southern Germany, …), presents authentic resources, and shows connections to lessons on culture, critical thinking, and intercultural competence. Alexander Lorenz presents a pedagogical approach, data on learning, resources, and specific strategies (e.g., role plays) to teach about Texas German. Carlee Arnett shows how variation can be addressed in literature on all levels, based on a lesson design for Medieval literature.

    Link: https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&ev=1246

    Standards-based instructional design

    English

    Higher Ed

    11/19/17

    11:15:00 AM

    12:15:00 PM

    Music City Center Room 214 

    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room 211

    Eddy Enriquez Arana, Montgomery College 

    Ines Martin, Pennsylvania State University

    Carol Hollen, College of Charleston 

    EXPERIENCING BEST PRACTICES IN THE TECHNOLOGY-INFUSED GERMAN CLASSROOM

    This session highlights the application of current technologies in the first- year German experience. Attendees will observe and discuss best practices for enhanced acquisition, strategic student independence, and instructor effectiveness. Developed course materials and presentational assessments for enhanced acquisition will be showcased.

    Languages beyond the classroom

    German

    Higher Ed

    11/19/17

    11:15:00 AM

    12:15:00 PM

    Music City Center Room 211

    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center Room 104A

    Kate Paesani, University of Minnesota

    Mandy Menke, University of Minnesota 

    Making Multiliteracies Real: A Tool for Analyzing Instructional Materials

    This session focuses on implementation of a tool for analyzing literacy-based teaching materials. Presenters explain the multiliteracies principles underlying the tool's creation, describe its implementation with supporting empirical data, and consider implications for materials creation, curricular change, and teacher development.

    View Proposal: https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=1938

    Literacy

    All

    Higher Ed

    11/19/17

    11:15:00 AM

    12:15:00 PM

    Music City Center  Room 104A 

    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM (EST)
    • Music City Center 106C

    Holly Nibert, the Ohio State University

    Annie Abbott, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    LEADERSHIP TIPS FOR BILINGUAL WORKPLACES: LESSONS FROM LATINO/A LEADERS

    Given the polarized status of the U.S., good leadership is key as world language (WL) educators strive to develop bilingual citizens who prize cultural diversity. This session reviews tips from professionals who have created diverse work cultures and shares activities that will help WL learners participate in and lead a diverse future workforce.


    View Proposal https://ww5.aievolution.com/tfl1701/index.cfm?do=abs.viewAbs&abs=2912

    Leadership and advocacy

    English

    All

    11/19/17

    11:15:00 AM

    12:15:00 PM

    Room 106C

Past events

06 Jan 2017 AAUSC @ MLA 2017
09 Jan 2016 100 years of the Modern Language Journal
08 Jan 2016 AAUSC @ MLA 2016: Quo vadimus? Identity and Creativity as Keys to Enhancing Language Study in the Undergraduate Curriculum
22 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Institutional assessment of second language learning outcomes
22 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: The Literary in the Everyday: Teaching Language as Meaning
22 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: The World Is Not Flat, So Why Are Our Textbooks
22 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Ride-sharing and wwoofing: Task-based instruction in the digital age
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC Business meeting
21 Nov 2015 Celebrating 100 years of the Modern Language Journal
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Meaningful Engagement: Pick Your Own Adventure
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Reading and listening proficiency levels of college undergraduates
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Preparing your AP students for Advanced-level writing
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Community and collaboration: The city, our classroom
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Perspective-Shifting and Transformative Learning: Learning in and through Structured Reflection
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC Executive Committee
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Mapping the Text: Strategies to Move from Comprehension to Interpretation
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Course design and asynchronous Learning in the Italian Classroom
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Using Open Educational Resources in K-12 and Post-Secondary Contexts
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Inspire New German Teachers: Recruit and Maintain Quality Educators
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Best Practices for Incorporating Google Apps into Language Classes
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: The link between interaction and proficiency in dual language immersion
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC Editorial Board
21 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Authentic Texts and Oral Language Developoment Across Instructional Levels
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC Spanish Sector Roundtable
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC German Sector Roundtable
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: "My Generation": Youth Culture in the Advanced German Curriculum
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: From Classroom to Community: Developing a Fully Online Content-Based Course
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Digital Humanities and German Studies: Part 2
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC French Sector Roundtable
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Free Standards-Based Language Teaching Resources from the LRCs
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Intepreting digital texts: Critical media literacy in the WL classroom
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC Italian Sector Roundtable
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT:Transformative language learning: From theory to practice
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: Digital games in the German classroom
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC SPOTLIGHT: 25 TECHNOLOGY TOOLS TO INSPIRE, ENGAGE, AND TRANSFORM LANGUAGE LEARNING
20 Nov 2015 AAUSC @ ACTFL
10 Jan 2015 AAUSC @ MLA
23 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: The anatomy of an online course: How to create a successful course using QM
23 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Integrating language and content at the advanced level
23 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: From frameworks to oversight: Improving foreign language program efficiency
23 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Aligning goals, objectives, and assessments: A multiliteracies perspective
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Integrating theater performance workshops in beginning language courses
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Russian language readiness for TAs in graduate programs
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC Business Meeting and Reception
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: The promise of social reading for foreign language learning
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC German sector meeting
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: It's all relative: Pronouns and generative grammar in hybrid classes
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Blending seamlessly: Connecting students online and in class
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: A capacity framework for outcomes assessment in college language programs
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Blended learning: Not just for the classroom
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Transformational and transcultural learning through structured reflection
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Guidelines for evaluating and strengthening foreign language programs
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Learning syntax, morphology and basic grammar through authentic literary texts
22 Nov 2014 AAUSC Editorial Board Meeting
21 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Beyond the standard variety: Analysis and (re)production of dialects and registers
21 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Teaching French, Italian, or Portuguese to heritage Spanish speakers
21 Nov 2014 AAUSC Italian Sector meeting
21 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Measuring learning outcomes in collegiate German programs
21 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Rosetta Stone for language teaching and learning: Yay or nay?
21 Nov 2014 AAUSC Executive Committee Meeting
21 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: The use of Spanish course grade prerequisites at R1 universities
21 Nov 2014 AAUSC spotlight: Cultural studies in the language classroom: A focus on urban landscapes
10 Jan 2014 AAUSC @ MLA
23 Nov 2013 AAUSC Annual Business Meeting, Panel Discussion, and Reception
23 Nov 2013 Meeting of the German section of AAUSC
23 Nov 2013 AATG/AAUSC paper session @ ACTFL 2013
23 Nov 2013 AATI/AAUSC paper session @ ACTFL
23 Nov 2013 AAUSC Editorial Board Meeting
22 Nov 2013 AAUSC Executive Committee Meeting
05 Jan 2013 AAUSC @ MLA
17 Nov 2012 AAUSC Annual Business Meeting, Poster Session, and Reception
17 Nov 2012 AAUSC paper session @ ACTFL
20 Nov 2011 AAUSC paper session @ ACTFL
20 Nov 2011 AATG/AAUSC Paper Session @ ACTFL
19 Nov 2011 AAUSC Annual Business Meeting, Panel Session, and Reception
19 Nov 2011 AAUSC Editorial Board Meeting
18 Nov 2011 AAUSC Executive Committee Meeting
26 Mar 2011 AAUSC Meeting at AAAL in Chicago
07 Jan 2011 AAUSC @ MLA
20 Nov 2010 AAUSC Annual Business Meeting, Panel Discussion, and Reception
20 Nov 2010 AAUSC @ ACTFL
29 Dec 2009 AAUSC @ MLA !!!
21 Nov 2009 AAUSC Annual Business Meeting and Panel Session
21 Nov 2009 Re-envisioning graduate student teacher education in the 21st century
21 Nov 2009 AAUSC Editorial Board meeting
20 Nov 2009 AAUSC Executive Board meeting
02 Jun 2009 CERCLL: Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy
21 Mar 2009 American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
10 Mar 2009 CALICO 2009
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