Workshop with Dr. Graeme Porte: Replication Research @ A222 Wells Hall
Mar 22 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing twice: Doing replication research

Join us for a workshop on replication research!

Dr. Graeme Porte from the University of Granada will lead us through a workshop on why replication research is important, and more importantly, how to do it well.

Sponsored by Second Language Studies
Michigan State University

Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 3-6pm
A222 Wells Hall

Everyone is invited. See the flyer/abstract for his talk here:

Midwest Association of Language Learning Technology 2018 Fall Conference @ Wells Hall, B-Wing
Oct 13 all-day

The Midwest Association for Language Learning Technology (MWALLT) will hold its 2018 conference on October 13, 2018. This conference will be of particular interest to all K-12 and post-secondary language instructors, to individuals affiliated with media centers or language labs, and to individuals interested in any facet of language learning technology.



  • This is for in-person attendance at one of the host sites or hubs. Includes the full day of sessions at a hub or host site, and a 1-year membership to MWALLT.
  • This is for in-person attendance at one of the host sites or hubs. Includes the full day of sessions at a hub or host site, and a 1-year membership to MWALLT.
  • Includes the full day of sessions via virtual only attendance, and a 1-year membership to MWALLT.
Global & Personal: How a Digital Dialect Archive Created Community – Deric McNish and Carmela Romano Gillette @ B129 Wells Hall
Oct 13 @ 3:10 pm – 3:40 pm

The International Dialects of English Archive (IDEA) was created as a resource for actors and linguists. As part of an interdisciplinary collaboration between an English language teacher and a theatre teacher, acting students collected dialect samples from international students and published them to IDEA’s online repository. These interviews created opportunities to foster greater integration of international students among university communities. In a mutually beneficial project, international students interacted with native speakers while acting students were exposed to diverse accents and cultures.

Student Engagement with Pear Deck – Shannon Spasova @ B125 Wells Hall
Oct 13 @ 3:50 pm – 4:20 pm

In this session, participants will get the opportunity to try Pear Deck, an app that allows students to engage in class in a variety of ways using a mobile device. Examples will be given, and the presenter will talk about how she used it both in a language class and in a literature in translation class. This will lead to a discussion amongst all participants about the pros and cons of engagement using a mobile device and suggestions for best ways to use mobile devices in class.

“Passing to the Side of the Other in Russian Cinema” @ B-310 Wells Hall
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Interrogating Identity Formation and Passing in Global Contexts

Faculty Learning Community 

“Passing to the Side of the Other in Russian Cinema” 

Exploring Russian-Muslim Relations with Dr. Jason Merrill, Professor of Russian Studies.

Friday, November 30, 2018. B-310 Wells Hall. 

9:30 am. -noon

Light refreshments will be served

Contact: Camelia Suleiman ( and Catherine Ryu (

Learning Symposium: A Conversation Among CALLeagues @ Wells Hall (B-Wing Classrooms)
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.