Language Pedagogy, Assessment & Technology Workshop for LCTL Instructors

Dr. Kelly Sax will use an inductive approach on the first day where material is presented using three different teaching approaches (grammar-translation, communicative, and task-based instruction) so that participants can identify, compare, discuss, and critique the various approaches. The second day will be dedicated to microteaching, peer reviews of mini lessons, and reading skills. Dr. Bill Johnston will lead the afternoon session on August 18th that focuses on reading skills. CeLTIE will introduce participants to instructional technologies during the morning of the third day, and Dr. Sunyoung Shin will provide an overview of mechanism of assessment during the morning of the fourth day. In particular, Dr. Sunyoung Shin will explore 1) key concepts and issues in second/foreign language assessment; 2) basic concepts in statistics used to describe and interpret test results; and 3) performance-based assessments. He will also talk about how to compute test-related statistics in Excel, along with hands-on practice. No previous knowledge of Excel or training in statistics is assumed.

Again, please note that the first two days are full days and the last two days are half days.


Monday , August 17 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Location – Center for the Study of Global Change, 201 North Indiana

9:00-9:30 General introductions

9:30-11:30 Presentation, analysis, and discussion of three different teaching methods (grammar-translation; communicative language teaching; task-based instruction)

11:30-noon Presentation of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and the Five C’s (Communication; Culture; Comparisons; Communities; Connections)

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-4:00 Anatomy of a lesson plan (lesson content and flow; visual aids; teaching vocabulary; teaching grammar; integrating culture


Tuesday , August 18 – 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

Location – Center for the Study of Global Change, 201 North Indiana


9:00-noon Microteaching and critique of a grammar or vocabulary topic by participants

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:00 Designing Skill Building Activities  

2:00-4:00 Focus on Reading Skills (with Dr. Bill Johnston


Wednesday, August 19 – 9:00 a.m. to noon

Location – CeLTIE, Ballantine Hall

9:00-12:00
CeLTIE and the Role of Technology


Thursday, August 20 – 9:00 a.m. to noon

Location – CeLTIE, Ballantine Hall

9:00-12:00 Assessment (with Dr. Sunyoung Shin)