Presenter: Carol Arnold
The definition of effective writing depends on purpose, audience, medium used, and is always discipline specific. Helping students move away from memorized structures and phrases is key. Four key principles that will be discussed are: content relevance, content development, learning to join a conversation, and how to edit for grammar.
Come see your colleagues practice their SLRF presentations.
Come meet our 2017-2018 CeLTA Fellows and learn about their projects.
- Aline Godfroid – Measuring ESL Learners’ Language Profiles: An Individual Differences Approach
- Zarema Kumakhova and Shannon Spasova – Authentic Reading Texts from Elementary to Advanced
- Dmitrii Pastushenkov – Teaching Materials for Online Tutoring Sessions: IELTS/TOEFL Preparation and Transition to Business
- Anne Violin-Wigent – Liaisons in French: What Are Students Truly Learning in Class?
The theme of SLRF 2017, “Growing Connections in Second Language Research,” focuses on these developing links. Consequently, we invite proposals for paper and poster presentations that in some way discuss connections: amongst methodologies, fields, and people.
Come learn about creating/editing your CV, with Drs. Patti Spinner and Debra Hardison, 1 to 3 PM, Oct. 20, B243.
Join us for a brown bag (bring your own lunch–we’ll have cookies and drinks) with practice presentations for MwALT (the Midwest Association for Language Testers).
- Karolina Achirri: Rater training de-mystified through the lens of an IELTS examiner
- Shinhye Lee: Planning time and task types in oral test performance
- Daniel R. Isbell: Measuring C2-level writing ability: Rater and examinee age effects
Presenters: Dr. Emily Heidrich and Dr. Koen Van Gorp
The Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Partnership, a grant project funded by the Mellon Foundation, has been underway for over a year now. We have started to pilot Swahili instructional materials developed in Year 1 of the project. We will speak about the successes and stumbling blocks we have encountered in working collaboratively across Big Ten Academic Alliance institutions to develop not only this project on the larger scale, but the collaborative processes involved in materials ideation and development.
Participants will come away from this session knowing more about the project as a whole and will gain ideas that they can implement into their own classrooms. The presenters will encourage discussion and solicit feedback on the materials presented, focusing on ways that materials can be continually tweaked and improved to fit the needs of the instructor and class at hand.