EVENTS

Calendar

Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm B125 Wells Hall
Presenters: Drs. Paula Winke and Emily Heidrich In this workshop, we will review current theoretical issues in language placement testing that affect all placement testing programs at Michigan State University and beyond. The most import[...]
Jan 31 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm B125 Wells Hall
Presenters: Jeff Maloney and Dan Isbell MSU offers Qualtrics as a service for faculty and graduate students. With this software you can create surveys for a wide range of purposes, especially research. We will discuss[...]
Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm B125 Wells Hall
Presenter: Dr. Shannon Spasova In this session, participants will learn how to create a speaking assignment or assessment using H5P. H5P allows the combination of several activity types to create prompts that include audio, image,[...]
Feb 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Digital Scholarship Lab in the Main Library
Presenter: Kristen Mapes In this workshop, we will discuss where you already have an online presence, where you may want to develop a digital identity, and how to do it. We will think through what[...]
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm B135 Wells Hall
Presenters: Drs. Lynn Wolff and Matthew Handelman In this workshop, we will present a major component of our newly revised third-year German language and culture course that was piloted during the fall 2017 semester: Our work[...]
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm B135 Wells Hall
Presenter: Sheng Zhang This presentation will touch on effective, research-based methodologies of providing feedback in ESL and world language classrooms. Following this, some online tools that are helpful to provide effective feedback will be introduced[...]
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Digital Scholarship Lab (2nd floor of the west wing in the MSU Main Library)
Presenters: Madeline Shellgren This workshop focuses on various notions of accessibility. We will start with questioning who students are and why that is important to consider. Together, we will also explore ways to make space[...]
Mar 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm B135 Wells Hall
Presenter: Dr. Anne Violin-Wigent As part of my current investigation on the effectiveness of explicit instruction, this project investigates the evolution of the accuracy of French liaisons produced by students over a semester. Do they actually[...]
Mar 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm B135 Wells Hall
Presenter: Alissa Cohen This workshop will explore some of the challenges of promoting language study among American school children and look at the CeLTA Fellowship project I conducted this year to address some of these challenges.[...]
Apr 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm B135 Wells Hall
Presenters: Drs. Susan Gass, Paula Winke, Koen Van Gorp, and Emily Heidrich Join us to hear updates on the Language Proficiency Flagship Initiative, funded by the National Security Education Program within the Defense Language and[...]
Apr 11 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm B135 Wells Hall
Presenter: Dr. Aline Godfroid In this presentation, I give an interim report on a research project designed to chart the English knowledge of English as a Second Language speakers studying at Michigan State University. The specific aims[...]
Apr 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm B135 Wells Hall
Presenter: Drs. Zarema Kumakhova and Shannon Spasova This presentation will show a project that aims to facilitate the use of authentic reading texts throughout the Russian language curriculum. In first- and second-year Russian, students will complete[...]
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm B135 Wells Hall
Presenter: Dmitrii Pastushenkov The purpose of this project was to develop teaching materials for online tutoring sessions using Zoom. The teaching materials include lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and recorded online sessions for IELTS Speaking Preparation, TOEFL[...]
Feb 23 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Wells Hall (B-Wing Classrooms)
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[...]
Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Wells Hall, B-Wing
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[...]