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Amber Hoye recently presented an online webinar titled “Let’s Chat!: A Model for Proficiency-Based Conversation Labs and Task-based, OER Activities” for the International Association for Language Learning Technology.
Hoye’s presentation, attended by approximately 40 participants, showcased the unique conversation lab model at Boise State and the resulting Open Educational Resources project that will make over 400 activities available to other universities, community colleges and K-12 institutions.
Kim Carter-Cram Presents at the International Symposium on Teaching, Education and Learning in Seoul, South Korea
Yookyung Lee Participates in the Infusing Korean Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum Institute at the University of Hawaii-Manoa
Shoko Asay has taught for Boise State’s Department of World Languages for twelve years. She teaches the four-semester Japanese language sequence as well as Japanese Culture through Film, which is offered through the Department of World Languages and cross listed with both the Sociology, Communication and Theater, Film and Creative Writing departments. She also teaches Japanese 101 online.
Shoko brings native fluency in the language and deep cultural experience to the classroom. Not only do her students study the Japanese language, but she also provides opportunities for them to participate in exchange programs, the Japanese English Teaching program and helps to prepare her students for job interviews. Shoko enjoys the opportunity to create these learning experiences (for her students and herself). She says, “I love it when my students understand the learning materials in Japanese and find ways to apply them practically in real-world situations.”
Through textual analysis, Devereux Herbeck demonstrates that the theatrical lexicon characterizing Renée’s narration sets the stage, so to speak, for a (re)examination of the often stereotypical image of the French female concierge and the role that she has been cast to play in French literature, and by extension, French society.
The following job posting may be of interest to French students:
French Translations Coordinator. For more specific details regarding the position, you can view the job posting by following this link: https://jobs-scentsy.
“I see an increasing use of VR in my classes, especially in those with a strong cultural component,” said Gómez. “I’m planning trips to record 360 videos about Hispanic cultural events for use in the classroom. In the near future, I see my students pulling VR headsets (bought by themselves or the university) out of their backpacks and it being totally normal to have a class interacting with this technology.”
Kelly Arispe and Amber Hoye Present Two Day Professional Development Workshop for Idaho Language Instructors
Kelly Arispe, associate professor of Spanish, and Amber Hoye, director of the World Languages Resource Center, recently presented a two-day professional development workshop for Idaho Secondary World Language Instructors. Attended by over 50 instructors, the workshop focused on updated Idaho State and ACTFL standards to achieve a communicative classroom. Participants became familiar with updated standards and created practical activities and assessments that can be integrated immediately for the 2018-19 school year.
The workshop was sponsored by the Department of World Languages and Concurrent Enrollment.