EVENTS

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Nov
17
Fri
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Expo 2017 @ Music City Center, Nashville, TN
Nov 17 – Nov 19 all-day

The ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo is an international event bringing together more than 7,000 language educators from all languages, levels, and assignments. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive professional development experience that will have an impact on language educators at all levels of teaching and in turn help their students to succeed in their language learning process. Come participate in the world’s most comprehensive language education meeting of the minds featuring more than 800 educational sessions in a variety of formats that focus on innovative programs, emerging trends that impact the language profession, and research-informed practices. While the exhibit hall will showcase more than 250 companies exhibiting their latest products and services, it is a learning experience within itself where you will find exhibitor sponsored workshops, the ACTFL Collab Zone, the Social Media Lounge, a Career Café, and an ACTFL Confer-sation Corner.

Nov
20
Mon
Russian Conversation Hour @ CeLTA B135 Wells Hall
Nov 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Russian Conversation Hour @ CeLTA 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.

Nov
27
Mon
Russian Conversation Hour @ CeLTA B135 Wells Hall
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Russian Conversation Hour @ CeLTA 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.

Dec
4
Mon
Russian Conversation Hour @ CeLTA B135 Wells Hall
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Russian Conversation Hour @ CeLTA 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.

Jan
10
Wed
Russian Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Jan
12
Fri
Russian Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 12 @ 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.

Jan
17
Wed
Russian Conversation Hour @ B135 Wells Hall
Jan 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 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.

Jan
18
Thu
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.

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
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.