Example of how to set up a policy of Oops Tokens to build flexibility into attendance policies. This idea comes from the book Specifications Grading by Linda Nilson via Flower Darby’s book Small Teaching Online.
Anne Donlon replied to the topic Invitation to join a new Commons group on teaching remotely in the discussion LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning on MLA Commons 1 year, 5 months ago
Apologies for the additional message. For some reason, the link broke in my original post. Here is the correct link: https://mla.hcommons.org/groups/teaching-remotely/.
Collegiate language programs faced challenges for survival long before COVID-19 hit the US. Now with the impending financial fallout from having to move online, colleges and universities will be scrutinizing even more so the value and viability of supporting language departments. This presentation will present a snapshot of where language programs…[Read more]
Educational institutions, whether privately owned or state funded, are a meeting place for students coming from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Educational institutions as learning environments and spaces not only play a fundamental role in the development of an individual, but also perpetuate various ideologies related to languages,…[Read more]
VARIEDADES is a Spanish conversation book for the student at the intermediate / advanced intermediate level. Through audiovisual activities, the student is expected to put their previous knowledge into practice and continue to develop their ability to understand, write, listen, and speak in Spanish.
VARIEDADES offers communicative activities…[Read more]
Elena Garcia-Martin started the topic CFP for a volume on Pedagogies in Mixed Language Classrooms in the discussion LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning on MLA Commons 2 years, 3 months ago
Please consider contributing to the proposed volume and pass the information to interested colleagues. Many thanks
Carol Zuses started the topic Membership Suggestions for 2019 Forum Delegate Election in the discussion The Teaching of Language on MLA Commons 3 years, 10 months ago
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2019, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2019 convention in Chicago. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to nom…[Read more]
Culture and traditions constitute the essential elements in the process of Polish language education. The textbook Hurra po polsku. Podręcznik studenta by Małgorzata Małolepsza & Aneta Szymkiewicz in Lesson 0 introduces briefly Polish phonetic system and greeting expressions without offering any follow up exercises in the Hurra po polsku. Ze…[Read more]
Dear Members of the MLA Second-Language Teaching and Learning Forum,
If you will be at the 2018 Convention, please join us at the Hilton Saturday evening 7:15-8:30 for a cash bar organized by the Linguistics Forums of the MLA. The event is listed on page 953 of the convention program.
710. Cash Bar Arranged by the Language Studies and…[Read more]
Lee B. Abraham started the topic CfP: Approaches to Teaching and Learning with Urban Spaces – NeMLA 2018 in the discussion The Teaching of Language on MLA Commons 5 years, 2 months ago
Call for Papers
Approaches to Teaching and Learning with Urban Spaces
49th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
“Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds”
April 12-15, 2018, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
NeMLA Web Site: http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html
The late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries…[Read more]
Selected Topics in Applied Linguistics: How to Choose a Theory. I offer a critical exploration of some of the conditions involved in Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA), as well as of the paradoxical approaches in the theoretical questions, methods, categories, and perspectives of ISLA.
The discussion proceeds with a very short…[Read more]
Gerardo Augusto Lorenzino started the topic MLA 2018, CFP: “Language Change: Global (Im-)gration and Linguistic Insecurity” in the discussion The Teaching of Language on MLA Commons 5 years, 6 months ago
The Executive Committee of the Forum on Language Change is seeking proposals for the session “Language Change: Global (Im-)migration and Linguistic Insecurity”. See short and long CFP below.
Papers exploring how global and local migrations affect language practices and patterns (e.g. linguistic in…[Read more]
I am honored to have received a nomination to candidacy for the LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning Forum. With 20 years of combined experience as director of language program and director of undergraduate studies at two different universities, I bring a holistic perspective to questions of articulation, assessment, classroom teaching, and…[Read more]
Peter Pan helps Rita solve the mystery of a stray puzzle piece. Aldo looks at the clouds and decides to quit. A little girl insists on making everything in her coloring book orange. Eve defies darkness turning past dreams into future memories.
12 Random Words / 12 Palabras al Azar is a bilingual collection of interior vignettes told in both…[Read more]
This PowerPoint can be used to accompany a creative writing workshop in an intermediate or advanced French language class. It serves as an introduction to French literature and notions of style, which will be important once the students have satisfied their language requirements, as well as a tool for creative student production in the target language.
Peter C. Pfeiffer started the topic Consortium on Useful Assessment of Language & Humanities Education in the discussion The Teaching of Language on MLA Commons 6 years, 2 months ago
The Consortium on Useful Assessment of Language & Humanities Education (CUALHE) is a loose confederation of programs and departments engaged and interested in learning outcomes assessment of humanities and languages. We have had a couple of meetings where projects have been presented and certain issues of humanities learning have been highlighted.…[Read more]
Session #339: paper for AAUSC panel QUO VADIMUS?
Laura Barbas Rhoden deposited Connecting Curriculum to Context: Our Story of Two Liberal Arts College Spanish Programs Engaged in a Changing South in the group LSL Second-Language Teaching and Learning on MLA Commons 6 years, 6 months ago
The purpose of this article is to refl ect upon the process by which two professors in Spanish programs at small liberal arts colleges in the southeastern United States developed courses with civic engagement components that enabled our students to engage with the local Hispanic community in meaningful ways. From the outset, we focused on what we…[Read more]
Roberto Rey Agudo started the topic CFP NEMLA 2016 Digital Humanities in the Modern Language Curriculum in the discussion The Teaching of Language on MLA Commons 6 years, 10 months ago
This session seeks to expand scholarly dialogues about digital humanities beyond so-called content courses to include all levels of the language curriculum. In particular, it will explore the following questions: How can the pedagogical affordances provided by digital humanities be used in language courses? Can digital humanities applications…[Read more]
Do you speak SoTL? Chances are you do. Come join the conversation at the SoTL Commons.
Leverage your knowledge, skills and passion for teaching and learning as a presenter at the SoTL Commons.
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When engaging in Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
“the work of the classroom [becomes] a site for…[Read more]
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