Techniques and Technologies for Teaching World Languages

The 1st Annual NYU Conference on Second Language Pedagogy

Friday, April 13, 2018

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC)

53 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 10012

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9:15 to 9:45

Check-in and breakfast

9:45 TO 10:00

Welcome message from Georgina Dopico, Dean for the Humanities

10:00 to 12:00 Heritage Language Learner Instruction: Issues, Approaches, Techniques

    • Amelia Bande, CUNY – “Creative Writing Techniques in Heritage Language Learner Instruction”
    • Ahmed Ferhadi, New York University – “Heritage Learners of Arabic: Coping with the dichotomy of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) versus a Plethora of Colloquial Arabic Dialects”
    • Chen Gao, New York University - "Cultural Themes in Heritage Chinese Language Textbooks"
    • Valentina Gayvoronskaya, Lehigh University – “Russian Literature for Heritage Speakers: Difficulties and Possible Solutions”
    • Cong Zhou and Ruobing Wei, New York University – “Critical Pedagogy in the Classroom: How to Raise Chinese Heritage Learners' Critical Language Awareness at the Advanced Level”

12:00 to 1:00


1:00 to 3:00 Teaching with Technology: Tools and Strategies for Increasing Proficiency

3:00 to 3:15

Coffee break

3:15 to 4:00 – Workshop: Posting in Target Language on Google My Maps

Eunju Na and Myung Ho Hyun, New York University

This hands-on workshop will introduce the participants to “Google My Maps,” a simple, efficient, and versatile tool for second language teaching and learning which allows users to create a map according to a subject, compose descriptive writings on selected locations, upload relative photos and videos, and publish it to share. The presenters will examine and discuss the practical uses and instructive effects and share an actual mapping project, conducted in Elementary Korean language classes. Participants are advised to bring their own laptops to the workshop.

4:00 to 5:00

Wine & Cheese Reception

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