When: Sat., July 21, 2018: 6:00 am – 11:59 pm (Leave Chicago at 6:00 pm)
Who: ELC Students and anyone with an MSU APID
What: A one-day trip to Chicago. A bus will take you to downtown Chicago and drop you off. You can spend the day as you with. You will have a meeting time and place to get back on the bus and return to MSU.
Cost: $60* covers round-trip transportation to and from Chicago only. You must bring your own spending money for shopping, sightseeing, and food.
*The deadline to sign up and pay for this event at the English Language Center Front Office (Wells Hall B-230) is Thursday, July 19th, at 5:00 pm.
Who: ELC and MSU students
When: Sunday, August 5, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Birch Run Premium Outlets (145 outlet stores).
We will take a bus to the outlets, spend the day shopping, and have lunch in Birch Run. Meet at the west Wells Hall B entrance near the ELC at 8:50 am.
Cost: $20* for round-trip transportation to Birch Run. Bring spending money for lunch and shopping. For more information about Birch run:
*The deadline to sign up and pay for this trip at the English Language Center Front Office (Wells Hall B-230) is 5:00pm on Thursday, Aug. 2nd.
The primary activity at this event will be low-stakes, open house-style Table Presentations with “lightning talks” focusing specifically on Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and ed tech tools and practices more generally. MSU’s Center for Language Training and Advancement (CeLTA) and hosts Adam Gacs (German) and Shannon Spasova (Russian) will also facilitate several presentations that will be broadcast and recorded for online participants.
This mini-conference event brings researchers and teachers together in dialogue around the questions “Do teachers care about research?” and “Do researchers care about teachers?” Plenary session presentations by researcher Dr. Masatoshi Sato (Universidad Andrés Bello, Chile) and a language educator (TBD) will be followed by a mixer in smaller break-out rooms, where language researchers and language teachers will engage in guided but informal dialogue. The event will conclude with a Town Hall-style forum, facilitated by MSU’s Second Language Studies program chair, Dr. Shawn Loewen.