November 4, 2019
|12:45pm||Testing Workshop: Keeping It Real: Authentic Listening Assessment (Janice Willson)||
Remember those traditional listening tasks that require students to demonstrate understanding of a scripted text? How well does it match the authentic communication skills you hope your students will acquire? Listening is an important skill, and it’s also one of the most difficult to assess. This workshop will highlight ways to assess listening at different levels. Discussion of authentic texts to use in the classroom and for assessment.
To sign up for the workshop please email Maria Ideliu.
November 7, 2019
|12:45pm||Brown Bag Series - Speakers: Hiroyo Nishimura, Angela Lee-Smith & Ninghui Liang||
Developing Interculturality Guidelines for Richard U. Light Fellows and East Asian Language Curricula at Yale
Angela Lee-Smith, Ninghui Liang and Hiroyo Nishimura from the East Asian Language and Literature Department will present the project they have developed during the Instructional Innovation Workshop 2018. The project aimed to develop and enhance Interculturality skills using modified Can-Do Statements from the 2017 NCSSFL and ACTFL’s Intercultural Communication Proficiency Benchmarks.
Without proper guidance in culturally appropriate interactions in different contexts (Byram, Nicholas, and Stevens, 2001; Deardorff, 2006; Mikk, Cohen, and Paige, 2009), students often can not utilize their study-abroad opportunity to the fullest, resulting in a disappointing experience. The modified Can-Do Statement includes the more appropriate and suitable statements, incorporating Chinese, Japanese and Korean cultures. It can be implemented in class before and during their study-abroad so that students can be better prepared and are more aware of cultural expectations, which will lead them to a successful experience.
Based on these modified Can-Do Statements, the three lectors will be developing specific learning activities that can be used in class to foster students’ intercultural communicative competence specifically for Chinese, Japanese and Korean students, with the CLS Fellowship next spring.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for this event.
November 11, 2019
|1:00pm||Lumiere Project workshop - David Ortega||
Please join David Ortega, CLS Technology Specialist, for a hands-on tutorial and refresher, on the new features of Lumière, the Berkeley Language Center Library of Film and Clips, previously known as the LFLFC. We encourage you to bring your devices to follow along and to reactivate your user accounts during the workshop. We hope to continue the conversation that Mark Kaiser started during his visit to Yale last spring by further discussing how we can build engaging multimodal lessons using film texts and how Lumière can be used for this purpose.
To RSVP for this workshop please email Maria Ideliu.
November 14, 2019
|12:45pm||Brown Bag Series - Speaker: Ame Cividanes||
Ame Cividanes (Director of Language Programs for Spanish and Portuguese and Senior Lector of Spanish) will discuss the evolution of research and impact projects she has conducted in study abroad programs. She will describe the many projects she has done over the years to foster intercultural connections in addition to focusing on two of her most recent projects—encouraging student-host family engagement and using the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence Mood Meter to track students’ emotional ups and downs in a short-term summer immersion program.
To RSVP to this event please email Maria Ideliu.