SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017
OPTIONAL* HALF DAY WORKSHOP CHOICES
MAKE SELECTION ON REGISTRATION FORMTHREE HOUR WORKSHOP--7:30-10:20
W22 - Featured Workshop Speaking Before They Can: Creating a Culture of Communication Through Trust and Comprehensible Input (REPEAT OF THURSDAY WORKSHOP W-16)
Grant Boulanger, CSCTFL 2017 Teacher of the Year & ACTFL Teacher of the Year Finalist (See Grant's bio.)
Learn to elicit and assess effective interpersonal communication skills in any language, on any topic. Empower students to prepare, interact and engage with intentionality in your language classroom. Build confidence and self-awareness appropriate to your students' proficiency level. Create class culture that breeds trust and fosters community. All with one simple rubric.
THREE HOUR WORKSHOP -- 9:20-12:20
W21 - CultureFolio: A Complexity Theory Paradigm for the Teaching of L2 Culture
Culture and language are co-dependent and co-exist. For decades, ways to teach culture in the L2 classroom have been investigated. Moore (1996) indicates that instruction of culture is neglected. Students, despite 2-4 years of study, conclude high school and university programs with minimal cultural competence. This workshop will explore why, present a cultural theoretical framework, and propose a way to embed culture into everyday lessons.
*There are concurrent sessions Saturday that carry no additional cost and do not require pre-registration.