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Monday, August 24, 2015

PACE Project: Major Workshops and Events Fall 2015

The PACE PD Peer and PACE Admin Teams are pleased to announce three major workshops for Fall 2015. In addition, smaller events may be scheduled once the semester is in session. We hope that you will be able to attend these events!

Advanced Oral Proficiency & Communities of Practice

Thursday, September 3, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Northrop, Founders Room
Register Online by Tuesday, August 24, 2015

A two-part workshop presented by Judith Liskin-Gasparro & Kris Gorman. Please note that registration is required and ends this Tuesday and the event is almost at capacity.

Teaching Listening and Reading

Friday, September 25, 2015
9:00-11:00 am.
Location TBA
Register Online by Friday, September 18, 2015

Presented by Erwin Tschirner, Professor at the Herder-Institut in Germany & ACTFL test developer. Dr. Tschirner is co-author of the beginning German textbook Kontakte: A Communicative Approach, and has been involved in proficiency-based test development and implementation. He is conducting a large scale study on ACTFL listening and reading tests in a variety of languages, and in this presentation/workshop will provide suggestions for addressing listening and reading in the language curriculum and helping students improve their proficiency in these modalities.

Using Images as a Cultural Product and for Critical Analysis

Friday, October 30, 2015
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Location TBA
Register Online by Friday, October 23, 2015

Presented by Gwen Barnes-Karol & Maggie Broner, St. Olaf College. This workshop will include an overview of theoretical considerations that can guide foreign language instructors in curricular planning, as well as a selection of activities using images as a point of departure towards greater student understanding of the target culture. The presenters will share materials they have created and used successfully with their own students.

The PACE Project is funded by a grant from The Language Flagship.

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