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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pedagogical Innovations Reading Group: a forum for language instructors

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Jones 117

The Language Center is pleased to announce the launch of a new summer reading group for language instructors!

So - what is a Pedagogical Innovations Reading Group?

The Reading Group will consist of language instructors who are interested in reading and discussing journal articles once every three weeks. At each meeting the moderator will present a different journal article describing a pedagogical innovation that may spark some ideas for your teaching.

The first meeting will be Wednesday, June 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in Jones 117.

If you are interested in joining, simply register your interest and some topics that you're interested in exploring related to language learning or teaching through this short form. This will give us a good gauge of what article to discuss for the first meeting. If you have any questions, you can contact Caroline Vang at cevang@umn.edu. Looking forward to an "innovative" summer!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Language Center Hours: May Session (May 26 - June 12, 2015)

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Computer Classrooms:
Monday-Friday: 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Note: last-minute reservations for classrooms may not be possible. Please reserve all classrooms in advance.

Multimedia Lab:

The lab will reopen June 15, 2015. Over May Session, several public labs are open across campus. Students who require access to technology or a room in Jones may come to the Main Office for assistance.

The Ever Popular TandemPlus Punch Pizza Party

TandemPlus hosted its final event of the semester at the ever popular destination of Punch Pizza in Stadium Village. With the sun shining, the pizza fresh, and the conversation lively, it was a great time for everyone to take a break from the end-of-semester hustle.

The Spring semester is just about wrapped up, with many of Tandem’s participants graduating, but Tandem will commence again in the summer semester! Look forward to registering at tandem.umn.edu sometime in early June.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Finals Week: Multimedia Lab Hours Changed

The Multimedia Lab hours for Finals Week, May 11-15, 2015, have been adjusted. The hours are:

Monday - 7:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday - 7:45 - 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday - 7:45 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday - CLOSED
Friday - CLOSED

On Thursday and Friday, students requiring a small room or laptop may come to Jones 110.

The Main Office will be open standard academic-year hours, and classrooms will be open for all pre-arranged classes.

PACE PD Peer Team Spring Celebration!

Friday, May 8, 2015
9:30-11:00 a.m. & 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Nicholson 135

The PACE Professional Development Peer Team will be hosting a final get together for all CLA language instructors for a coffee and doughnut hour and/or pizza and soda lunch on May 8.

Coffee and doughnuts will be served 9:30-11:00 a.m. and pizza and soda will be served 12:00-1:30 p.m. Please come and join us for a quick bite and to reminisce about this past academic year.

We hope this will be a chance to take a quick break from your grading and wish each other well before our summer extravaganzas.

Hope to see you there!