The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2017

    • November 17-19, 2017
    • Director(s): Julio C. Rodriguez
    • Facilitor(s):

      NFLRC team

    Going to the 2017 ACTFL Conference in Nashville?

    The NFLRC team and a number of our intensive summer institute participants will be out in full force with a number of exciting presentations related to our Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) and Online Language Pedagogy (OLP) projects. Mark your calendars and come join us!

    Visit us in the Language Resource Centers (LRC) Pavilion @ ACTFL 2017: Exhibit Hall – Booth 1333

     

    Experiencing Language Learning through Simulations

    Fri, 11/17: 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Music City Center | Room 207D

    Learn how to design engaging language learning experiences based on simulations that include compelling scenarios that suit learners’ interests and professional goals. Simulations can help learners build a repertoire of strategies to overcome complex situations that require a sophisticated use of language and understanding of the culture.

    Session Presenters: Julio Rodriguez, Der-lin Chao, Madeline Spring, & Stephen Tschudi

     

    Applicable Language: Non-language specific

    Audience Level: All

    Keywords: Personalized Learning

    Language of Presentation: English

     

    Developing Interculturality by Experiencing Project-Based Language Learning

    Fri, 11/17: 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Music City Center | Room 202B

    Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) is an integrative approach that enables students to develop various
    types of skills and abilities through student-centered learning experiences. This session explains the essential
    project design elements and discusses the benefits of PBLL by showing examples of students’ projects.

    Session Presenters: Noriko Fujioka-Ito & Junko Tokuda Simpson

     

    Applicable Language: Non-language specific

    Audience Level: Higher Education

    Keywords: Interculturality

    Language of Presentation: English

     

    Meaningful Communities: Novice-Level Authenticity & Sustained Inquiry

    Sat, 11/18: 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | Music City Center | Room 205B

    ACTFL’s Communities standard stresses connecting learners with communities. But how can beginning learners, with limited functional communicative capacity, pursue meaningful inquiry that makes a difference in the communities they engage with? Come learn strategies for supporting authenticity of purpose and sustained inquiry at the Novice level.

    Session Presenter: Stephen Tschudi

     

    Applicable Language: Non-language specific

    Audience Level: All

    Keywords: Standards-based Instrutional Design

    Language of Presentation: English

     

    Designing Assessments for Online Language Learning

    Sat, 11/18: 2:00 PM – 2:20 PM | Music City Center | Room 101A

    Online platforms pose challenges, but create unique affordances, for language learning assessment. Come learn about a professional development module on this topic created by the Hawaiʻi National Foreign Language Resource Center and North Carolina Virtual Public Schools as an open educational resource for online language teachers.

    Session Presenters: Hui-Ya Chuang, Ellen Hart, Ruslan Suvorov, & Stephen Tschudi

     

    Applicable Language: Non-language specific

    Audience Level: All

    Keywords: Teacher Preparation

    Language of Presentation: English

     

    Go Global: Project-Based Learning with Foreign Partners

    Sat, 11/18: 5:15 PM  – 6:15 PM | Music City Center | Room 209B

    The session outlines a Project-Based Learning module protocol and findings from an exchange program that uses an online platform to connect Chinese learners at high school and college levels with partners in China. The goal is to extend learning beyond the classroom, develop linguistic skills and intercultural competence for 21st-century learners.

    Session Presenters: Lily Childs, I-Ling Hsu, Xiang Kong, & Li Zhou

     

    Applicable Language: Non-language specific

    Audience Level: All

    Keywords: Interculturality

    Language of Presentation: English