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Fall 2016 Study Abroad Fair
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.Tuesday, September 15th
Room 133 Marano Campus Center
Learn about the study abroad opportunities available to you through SUNY Oswego and the entire SUNY System!
The annual Modern Language Assessment Day will take place on Friday, April 1, 2016.Results from the your MLL assessments will provide you insight about your readiness for the Oral Proficiency Interview and feedback regarding areas of focus for your OPI preparation.
Participation in the MLL Assessment Day is a requirement for all sophomore and junior Modern Language Education majors. If this is you, be sure to schedule a time for your participation with one of your MLL professors. First-year students and sophomores are welcome to participate, but not required.
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Fall 2015 Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Workshop
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.Wednesday, November 4th
Marano Campus Center, Room 223
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.: Oral Proficiency Interview Overview
5:00 - 5:30 p.m.: Oral Proficiency Development Action Planning (ADO Modern Language Education majors only)
This is a required workshop for all Modern Language Education Majors.
> If you are a first-year student, transfer student, or new to the major, plan to stay from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
> If you already have an up-to-date Oral Proficiency Development Action Plan, you may leave at 5:00 p.m.
> If you have previously attended an OPI workshop, your attendance is optional, but highly encouraged.
> If you are not currently a Modern Language Education major, but are interested in becoming one or are interested in learning more about oral proficiency development, you are welcome to attend.
Contact Dr. O'Toole with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Rachel for this wonderful acknowledgment!
Buffalo, NY – The New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) announces that Rachel Reid of Rome, New York, has been awarded a Post-secondary Scholarship. Rachel is an undergraduate student at the State University of New York at Oswego majoring in Adolescent Spanish Education.
The NYSAFLT Post-secondary Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding student pursuing a degree in foreign language education.
Rachel was awarded the Post-secondary Scholarship based on her impressive academic credentials, extracurricular activities and honors. Dr. O’Toole, Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction Modern Language and Childhood Education at SUNY Oswego, lauded Rachel for her genuineness, her strong interpersonal skills, and her passion for becoming an excellent Spanish teacher. Rachel served as the peer advisor to the incoming first-year advisees in Modern Language Education and Dr. O’Toole commended Rachel on her initiative, creativity, and leadership with these students.
NYSAFLT is a professional organization dedicated to providing the foreign language teachers of New York State with professional development opportunities and promoting the study of foreign languages and cultures. For more information about NYSAFLT, please visit our website at http://www.nysaflt.org.
At the February 1, 2014, SUPER-LECNY Conference held at Syracuse University, Adolescence Spanish Education http://www.lecny.org/lessons.html.
Photo at left:(l) Breanna Woolson; (r) Dr. Joanne O'Toole
Photo at right: SUNY Oswego conference attendees, from left to right:
Kris Trinka, Sophia Berhumoglu, Breanna Woolson, Dr. O'Toole, Rachel Reid
The 2013 winner of the NYSAFLT Undergraduate Scholarship is SUNY Oswego Adolescence Spanish Education major, Brianna Carnevale. Brianna is currently engaged in study abroad at El Instituto Internacional in Madrid, Spain. She will receive her award at the October 2013 NYSAFLT Annual Conference to be held in Buffalo, New York. Congratulations to Brianna!
Three Modern Language Education student teachers--Maggie Brown (Adolescence French Ed.-MST), Lindsey Knecht (Adolescence Spanish Ed.), and Riann Warren (Adolescence German Ed.) attended the SUPER- LECNY Conference held at Syracuse University on February 2, 2013, along with over 75 other attendees. They actively participated in 10 presentations on a range of relevant topics, one of which was presented by Dr. Joanne O'Toole. To see content from her presentation and others, go to: http://www.lecny.org/lessons.html.
SUNY Oswego conference attendees pictured from left to right: Maggie Brown, Dr. Joanne O'Toole, Lindsey Knecht, and Riann Warren
The Modern Languages and Literatures Department sponsors the International Coffee Hour each Monday to promote authentic and enjoyable use of the target languages spoken by students and faculty. Be sure to mark your calendar and attend every Monday, starting September 12, 2016, from 3:30 - 5:40 p.m. in 242 Campus Center. (German conversation only lasts until 4:30 p.m.) Free refreshments are provided. If you have questions, please contact Brenda Farnham at x2196.
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