Language Resource Center News
October 18, 2012
In this edition:
- Upcoming Events:
- What's New with Moodle? - Friday, 10/19, 12-1:30 PM
- LRC Language Break/Open House for Family & Friends Weekend - Friday, 10/19, 2-4 PM
- Digital Narratives for Second Language Acquisition - Tuesday, 10/23, 4:30-5:30 pm
- Upcoming Regional Conferences in Language Teaching
What's New with Moodle? - Friday, 10/19, 12-1:30 pm, Williston Library 431
Are you interested in learning more about Moodle, the new course
management system that we'll be transitioning to as ella enters
retirement in Fall
2013? You're invited to attend an informal faculty
brown bag lunch at LITS (bring your lunch; we'll provide dessert and
coffee) to take an initial look at Moodle and to hear from 4 fellow
faculty members who have been teaching in Moodle on a pilot basis this
semester. Our panelists are teaching the following courses in Moodle
- Morena Svaldi, Italian 101 and 201
- Mara Breen, Psychology 100 and 349
- Jessica Sidman, Mathematics 100 and 232
- Michelle Markley, Geology 210 and 234
of the panelists will briefly share their course Moodle sites,
discussing what the transition to Moodle has been like, how they've
begun to integrate Moodle with their teaching, and what they plan to do
next. There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions about
teaching with Moodle and the upcoming transition from ella to Moodle.
We will meet in Williston Library 431 from noon to 1:30 PM on Friday, October 19
Feel free to bring your lunch; drinks and refreshments will be
provided. If possible, we would appreciate an RSVP to your LITS Liaison
by Wednesday, October 17, but please don't hesitate to join us even if
you're unable to RSVP.
LRC Open House/Language Break for Family and Friends Weekend - Friday, 10/19, 2-4 pm, LRC
a Language Break - stop by the LRC for a hot drink and some home-baked
treats. This Language Break will introduce the range of resources
available in the LRC: check out our language software, peruse books and
magazines in a variety of languages, learn about student workshops and
other events such as the annual Language Theatre Contest, and pick up a
free foreign language newspaper. Complete our fun language challenge and
earn a small prize!
For Faculty - are you interested in learning more about the teaching
facilities/resources available in the LRC and LRC Lab? If so, I would
be happy to give teaching-focused tours during the Open House. Please
let me know what time would work for you: 2:00, 2:30, 3:00 or 3:30 pm.
Digital Narratives for Second Language Acquisition - Tuesday, 10/23, 4:30-5:30 pm, Ciruti Center 202
colleagues to share and discuss how digital narrative projects (for
example, photo stories, student-written and directed short films or
documentaries, community narratives, etc.) can be used to promote second
language acquisition, at a variety of levels and with a range of goals
and learning objectives. This forum will start with a "lightning-round"
in which each presenting faculty will have an opportunity to speak
briefly about project(s) from their class(es) and to share a short clips
from student narratives, including:
- Rogelio Minana (Spanish)
- Karen Remmler (German)
- Keiko Konoeda (Japanese)
- Nieves Romero-Diaz (Spanish)
- Carolyn Shread (French)
After the presentations, we'll open the floor for questions and discussion.
Upcoming Regional Conferences in Language Teaching
Interested in attending one of these regional conferences? We've sent up a shared Google document to facilitate carpooling - contact the LRC for access.
- MaFLA (Massachusetts Foreign Language Association)
- Symposium on "Rethinking the Language Center in the Age of Globalization"
- Symposium on "Advancing Language Education Beyond the Classroom"
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, PA
- December 8, 2012 (optional workshop on December 7)
- If interested, contact Maria Toyofuku at Five Colleges - with sufficient interest, Five Colleges may arrange a van
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