EVENTS

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Jan
18
Thu
German Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
German Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Chinese Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Chinese Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Swahili Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Swahili Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Research Talk by Dr. Claudia Harsch @ B342 Wells Hall
Jan 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join CAL, CeLTA Staff, and the CeLTA Director Search Committee for a research talk by Dr. Claudia Harsch, Professor for Research into Language Teaching and Learning at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Academic and Managing Director of the Foreign Languages Centre for the Universities in the Land Bremen.

Research Talk Abstract

Part 1: (20 minutes, plus 10 for questions) The potential of Dynamic Assessment for Fostering and Assessing Intercultural Competencies among University Students: Four empirically derived critical incidents (Cis) were presented to 13 international students studying in the UK. Students worked in pairs and were asked to interpret the CIs. Appropriate interpretations involved identifying the issues from different perspectives, anticipating emotions, behavior and problems for different participants, and negotiating situations and solutions. Results indicate the potential of DA to provide an empirical diagnosis of student interculturality and learning needs, and thus can inform the design of programs to develop students’ intercultural skills.

Part 2: (20 minutes, plus 10 for questions) Developing assessment literacy: what teachers, coordinators, and researchers can learn from and with each other: The assessment literacy project reported here is situated in a languages center where over 60 teachers provide courses for 21 languages. The course-based achievement tests are developed by the teacher, who expressed their need for support when developing these tests, since most teachers have not had any training in assessment. The project follows an approach where all stakeholders involved (teachers, course coordinators and researchers) bring their experience, abilities, skills and knowledge to the table.

Chinese Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 18 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chinese Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

CeLTA Vision Talk by Dr. Claudia Harsch @ B135 CeLTA Space
Jan 18 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join CAL, CeLTA Staff, and the CeLTA Director Search Committee for a “CeLTA Vision Talk” from Dr. Claudia Harsch, Professor for Research into Language Teaching and Learning at the University of Bremen, Germany, and Academic and Managing Director of the Foreign Languages Centre for the Universities in the Land Bremen.

After the Vision Talk, there will be a reception with light refreshments, during which time you can meet with Dr. Harsch and ask questions about her potential directorship, teaching, and research at MSU.

 

Jan
19
Fri
Narrative Apologetics and Jewish Observance: The Sabbath, Once More @ Wells Hall B-243
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19th, 10:00-11:30am
JEWISH STUDIES FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH SEMINAR
NARRATIVE APOLOGETICS AND JEWISH OBSERVANCE: THE SABBATH, ONCE MORE
Wells Hall B-243
Dr. Steve Weiland will present a paper, “Narrative Apologetics and Jewish Observance: The Sabbath, Once More.” He considers journalist Judith Shulevitz and her acclaimed book, The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time. She offers a vivid historical and autobiographical account of the Sabbath and what it means today, including the impact of technology on Jewish practices.

German Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
German Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Russian Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Russian Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.

Japanese Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Japanese Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall

Come to the CeLTA space to practice your language skills and meet new people. This is an informal, low-pressure atmosphere where you can speak in the target language, ask questions, and learn more about culture.