by Ann Abbott
If you plan to attend the 2016 Conference of the Modern Languages Association, you might be interested in this panel that I will be a part of.
Friday, 8 January
289. Communities of Learning in Second Language Acquisition: An Exploration of Alternative Pedagogies
12:00 noon–1:15 p.m.
Program arranged by the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages
Presiding: Elise C. Leahy, Southern Utah Univ.; June Miyasaki, Los Angeles Valley Coll., CA
Speakers: Annie Abbott, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Lucile Duperron, Dickinson Coll.; Victor Fusilero, Los Angeles Valley Coll., CA; Adi Raz, Univ. of Texas, Austin; Heidi Soneson, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities; Elizabeth Dolly A. Weber, Univ. of Illinois, Chicago
Foreign language departments have become increasingly innovative in teaching language, writing, and culture. Panelists explore alternative pedagogies in second language acquisition that are revitalizing foreign language departments, among them virtual travel, experiential and community-service learning, creative uses of wikis and blogs, and new initiatives in study-abroad environments.