October 3, 2019
|12:45am||Brown Bag Series - Getting to know your students||
Getting to know your Students (even before Shopping Period!): Pre-Placement Questionnaire, Placement Interviews, and Goal Setting Meetings
The Hebrew Program Faculty, Shiri Goren, Dina Roginsky and Orit Yeret
Join the Hebrew Program faculty to discuss a short questionnaire they have developed and piloted this summer. The Qualtrics based English questionnaire asks students about their paths to the language: previous experiences, motivations and self-reported level (based, in part, on the ACTFL Can Do Statements). It is sharable and can be easily adapted to respond to the needs of other language instructors at Yale.
The brown bag will also discuss two other forms of one-on-one interactions with new and continuing students: Placement Interviews, during the week before the beginning of the term; and Individual Goal Setting Meetings (“Intake Interviews”) which are held during or right after shopping period.
October 10, 2019
|12:45pm||Brown Bag Series - Language Instruction at the Yale University Art Gallery||
The possibilities for rich and meaningful engagement with the Yale University Art Gallery’s encyclopedic collection are innumerable. In this workshop, Liliana Milkova, the Nolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs, and Sydney Simon, the Bradley Assistant Curator of Academic Affairs, will model strategies for using original works of art as teaching tools in language and culture classes. Participants will learn techniques for engaging students in active looking and critical thinking to serve a variety of pedagogical aims. The workshop will explore several ideas for designing productive course visits to the gallery that address the benefits and challenges of learning language through material and visual culture.
You may walk with us to the Art Gallery - leaving CLS at 12:45 pm or meet us in the lobby at the Art Gallery at 12:45 PM.
October 18, 2019 to October 19, 2019
|8:00am||NERALLT 2019 Conference||
Center for Language Study is hosting the NERALLT 2019 Fall Conference on the theme of LANGUAGE, TECHNOLOGY, AND LANGUAGE CENTERS AS TOOLS OF EMPOWERMENT: OUR CAMPUSES FOR A GLOBAL WORLD.
Keynote Speaker for NERALLT 2019 is Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Ph.D., who serves as Associate Dean of Yale College, Director of the Center for Language Study, and Adjunct Professor of Linguistics at Yale University.
The title of the keynote presnetation is: Language education and globalization: The evolving role of language centers
Dr. Van Deusen-Scholl will outline some strategies that language centers could adopt to empower students to become global citizens, providing some specific examples of pedagogical innovation and language advocacy.
October 25, 2019 to October 26, 2019
|4:00pm||Language Consortium Workshop: Project-Based Language Teaching and Learning||
The Fall 2018 winner of the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning award, Project-Based Language Teaching and Learning workshop is held at the Center for Language Study on October 25 - 26, 2019.
This workshop focuses on a pedagogical issue across languages: project-based learning (PBL). The keynote session will present informative and practical guidelines to help the participants explore the principles and benefits of PBL for language teaching and learning in higher education settings. Next, the workshop panel of lightning talks will showcase various projects that language colleagues designed, implementing a range of pedagogical approaches and purposes, and are currently using in their language classrooms. To highlight practical applications, the workshop will facilitate in-depth discussion and hands-on group work to enable participants to develop/refine their own projects, based on their interests and curriculum. Finally, the workshop will invite the participants to collaboratively contribute to build the online project repository through the consortium platform and share their projects with language teaching practitioners.
To learn more about the workshop, please visit the workshop website.
October 31, 2019
|12:45pm||Brown Bag Series - Guest Speaker: Kelly McLaughlin (CIPE)||
Language-Learning Opportunities for Yale Students through Yale Study Abroad
Come hear from Susan Evans and Kelly McLaughlin from the Yale Study Abroad office about the many opportunities that Yale students have to undertake (and fund) language study abroad for credit, often in close partnership with Yale’s own language departments.