We are pleased to announce a workshop on Digital Language Learning: A Liberal Arts Exploration of New Modes of Teaching and Learning Languages that will be hosted by Middlebury, April 7-8, 2017.
The workshop, which is funded by the Association for the Advancement of Liberal Arts Colleges (AALAC), will include conversations about how the digital can transform language learning in liberal arts contexts. Specifically, participants will look at the ways in which digital language learning transforms traditional language learning environments by amplifying deep connections, improving differentiated instruction, and extending language learning beyond the walls of the classroom. To read a complete description of the workshop, please follow this link.
Non-Middlebury attendees will have a travel allowance of up to $650 to attend this workshop, generously provided by AALAC funding. Because funding is limited, we will accept only a limited number of attendees from other schools.
Since you are a faculty member at Middlebury College and will not need travel funding, please submit an application to participate in the workshop via this link (Institute faculty, please use this link to apply and we will discuss internal funding for your travel).
Applications are due November 4, 2016. Attendees will be selected based on the expertise and experience they will bring to the workshop, and with a goal of diversifying participation across AALAC schools and languages. The workshop organizing committee, consisting of faculty from various AALAC schools, will notify applicants of their acceptance status by December 1, 2016.
Steve Snyder, Dean of Language Schools and Kawashima Professor of Japanese Studies, Middlebury College
Gabriele Dillman, Associate Professor of German and Julian H. Robertson Jr. Endowed Chair, Denison University
Felix Kronenberg, Associate Professor of Modern Language and Literatures and Director of the Language Learning Center, Rhodes College
Lynn Miyake, Professor of Japanese, Pomona College
Renee Jourdenais, Dean of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education, Middlebury Institute for International Studies at Monterey
Peipei Qiu, Professor of Chinese and Japanese on the Louise Boyd Dale and Alfred Lichtenstein Chair, Vassar College
Ann Sherif, Professor of Japanese, Oberlin College
Tatiana Smorodinska, Professor of Russian, Middlebury College
Tom Van Order, Associate Professor of Italian, Middlebury College