by Ann Abbott
I had a great time in San Diego last week at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Convention and Expo. Even with a broken foot! That kept me from attending all the sessions I would have liked, but I still got to see a lot of friends--from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, from Prentice Hall, and from Facebook and Twitter--and catch up on their work.
Here's a list of friends who presented, in no particular order. They didn't all present on community service learning (CSL), but you might find a topic that intersects with your own interests.
Ann Abbott (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) & Darcy Lear (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill). Assessing Community Service-Learning: A Practical Approach
Darcy Lear & Elizabeth Bruno (both from UNC-Chapel Hill). Service-Learning in the Spanish Minor for the Professions
Gillian Lord (University of Florida). Attitudes and allophones: Using technology to improve second language pronunciation
Michael Leeser (Florida State University). Getting Students to Communicate About Substantive Issues Using a Documentary
Montserrat Mir (Illinois State University). Speech acts and language proficiency in teacher education
Kathleen (Tac) Tacelosky (William Jewel College). Use of null-subject by native Spanish speakers in crossing-the-border narratives
Fernanda L. Ferreira (Bridgewater State College). The Voice of Research in the Acquisition of Portuguese
Kim Potowski (University of Illinois, Chicago). Critical Components of Heritage Language Programs