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Bill VanPatten here Oct. 3, 5:00 p.m., Hellems 199!

Mark Knowles - Tuesday September 13th

Bill VanPatten (BVP) is a professor of Spanish & Second Language Studies as well as an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Cognitive Science Program at Michigan State University. He also acts as an Associate Member for the Center for Literacy and Multilingualism at the University of Reading, as well as a visiting professor for the Center for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE) at the University of Greenwich. Additionall … (read review blog)

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Guest Speaker: Featuring Bill VanPatten

Bill VanPatten - Monday, October 3rd, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Hellems 199

Bill VanPatten (BVP) is a professor of Spanish & Second Language Studies as well as an Affiliate Faculty Member of the Cognitive Science Program at Michigan State University. He also acts as an Associate Member for the Center for Literacy and Multilingualism at the University of Reading, as well as a visiting professor for the Center for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education (CAROLE) at the University of Greenwich. Not only that, but BVP is also the Co-Editor of Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Music and refreshments to follow event.

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Elevate Fall Courses

Our Graduate Certificate Fall courses are open for enrollment! We offer 3 online Graduate Courses for the Fall. LGTC 5045: Virtual Immersion Exchange (1cr) 6 week course: August 20th to October 1st, 2016 ($480), LGTC 5020: Language Technology Foundation 10 week course: September 3rd to November 12th, 2016 ($1140), and LGTC 5050: Practicum 10 week course: October 8th to December 17th, 2016 ($1140) Register now!

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Telecollaboration

Vicky, Alejandro, and Naomi - Monday, October 10th, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Rose Room in McKenna

CU Spanish and an English class in Mexico from BUAP recently connected in the Spring of 2016 and they are currently connecting right now in Fall of 2016. Learn how the students are connecting through online discussions and video. Find out more about telecollaboration here: https://altec.colorado.edu/php/wordpress/telecollaboration-projects/

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ARIS

Dr. Mark Knowles and Daniel Tuttle - Friday, October 21st, 2016 at 3:00 PM - Hellems 152

Have you played Pokemon Go? If so, have you ever fantasized about how you might design similar location-based games that would convert some of the same kind of the excitement and obsession generated by Pokemon Go into Swedish lessons %96 and then take things into more richly educational levels? In this session, Mark Knowles and Daniel Tuttle will lead a tri-part workshop, going from general ideas about the benefits of working with your particular language center or Information Technology group (5 minutes) to a hands-on demo of authoring with ARIS, a location-based gaming environment that will get your students to connect their immediate environment to Swedish (60 -70 minutes). Not only will you walk away from this part of the workshop with games your own students can try out, but you will also leave with concrete ideas about the versatility of ARIS and location-based gaming, including how students can submit short but pertinent writing assignments and short oral assignments using this platform. We will finish the Language Center workshop with another aspect of materials development you should have at your disposal: filmmaking.

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Teaching Proficiency through Reading & Storytellin

Sabrina Janczak - Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 4:30 PM - Hellems 145

Come learn about Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) from this year's Teacher of the Year: Sabrina Janczak.

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Fall 2016 non-credit courses

Registration for the fall semester will open July 1st for our non-credit language classes! This Fall we will be offering various levels of Japanese, Russian, Polish, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Swahili, Africa in French! Sign-up soon! Classes start August 22nd - Registration opens July 1st!

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SLA Reading Group

Dr. Mark Knowles - Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 3:30 PM, Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 3:30 PM - Hellems 152

More information can be found here: http://altec.colorado.edu/sla_workshop.shtml

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