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The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, Nicholas Frank Nov 2017

The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, Nicholas Frank

International ResearchScape Journal

The purpose of this project was to explore how the integration of technology affects students’ communicative and cultural proficiency in a second language when connecting two world language classrooms from across the globe. Through a series of weekly emails between partner schools, students practiced their interpretive reading and presentational writing skills while gaining knowledge of their partners’ cultures and colloquial language in a meaningful and individualized manner. The participants were U.S. high school students learning Spanish and Spanish high school students learning English. This created an authentic and organic environment for language acquisition, showing improvement in both communicative and ...


Team Teaching: Twice As Nice For Students And Educators, Miranda Asebedo, Thomas Jagosz Nov 2017

Team Teaching: Twice As Nice For Students And Educators, Miranda Asebedo, Thomas Jagosz

International Symposium for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Team Teaching: Twice as Nice for Students and Educators

By: Miranda Asebedo, M.A. and Tom Jagosz, M.A.

Utilizing team-teaching in the ESL upper intermediate to advanced Speaking Skills classroom, normal class progresses under the supervision of one instructor. Classroom activity centers on projects and activities done in small groups. The second instructor leads intensive, small group pronunciation sessions which provide students with valuable instruction, increasing their speaking time and interactions with an educator. The small groups are able to move in and out of intensive pronunciation and regular classroom instruction because their groups do not change for a ...


Tip Sheet: How To Learn A Language Fast Nov 2017

Tip Sheet: How To Learn A Language Fast

DePaul Magazine

Jacqueline Lazu, associate professor in DePaul's Department of Modern Languages and associate deadn of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, offers tips on how to learn second-language skills for foreign travel.


Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress Oct 2017

Ein Kurzer Brief Humboldts An Den Hofmarschall, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

The collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University contain a short, hitherto unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to a Lord Chamberlain of the Prussian Court. The letter appears here for the first time with some explanations regarding its historical context.


Erste Briefe / First Letters Aus Dem Exil 1945-1950. (Un)Mögliche Gespräche. Fallbeispiele Des Literarischen Und Künstlerischen Exils, Reinhard Andress Oct 2017

Erste Briefe / First Letters Aus Dem Exil 1945-1950. (Un)Mögliche Gespräche. Fallbeispiele Des Literarischen Und Künstlerischen Exils, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

Zunächst eine Begriffsklärung durch die Herausgeber: „Als Erste Briefe werden hier jene Korrespondenzen verstanden und in den Blick genommen, die ab 1945–1946 zwischen Exilanten und im nationalsozialistischen Deutschland bzw. Österreich verbliebenen Freunden oder Kollegen und Kolleginnen die Wiederaufnahme eines Gesprächs markieren“ (9). Dabei geht die Forschung diesbezüglich auf David Kettler zurück, der sich schon seit Jahren mit Grundfragen des Exils aus interdisziplinärer und interkultureller Sicht beschäftigt. Im vorliegenden Band werden die ersten Briefe von solchen schreibenden Exilanten wie Hermann Kesten, Oskar Maria Graf, Thomas Mann, Anna Seghers, Karl Otten, Friedrich Torberg, Robert Neumann, Johannes R. Becher, Annemarie Selinko, Heinrich ...


Eine Bitte An Thomas Jefferson Um Tabaksamen: Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts, Reinhard Andress Oct 2017

Eine Bitte An Thomas Jefferson Um Tabaksamen: Ein Unveröffentlichter Brief Alexander Von Humboldts, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

This contribution discusses an hitherto unpublished letter written by Alexander von Humboldt to Thomas Jefferson. The letter offers us an illuminating insight into Humboldt’s personal, political and scientific networks and closes a gap in the correspondence between Humboldt and Jefferson.


How Do We Proceed With Our Own Internal Conflict?: On The Translation Of Mihail Sebastian’S “For Two Thousand Years, Julia Elsky Oct 2017

How Do We Proceed With Our Own Internal Conflict?: On The Translation Of Mihail Sebastian’S “For Two Thousand Years, Julia Elsky

Modern Languages and Literatures: Faculty Publications and Other Works

No abstract provided.


Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez Oct 2017

Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Making It Personal: Performance-Based Assessments, Ubiquitous Technology, And Advanced Learners, Kelly Arispe, Jack Burston Oct 2017

Making It Personal: Performance-Based Assessments, Ubiquitous Technology, And Advanced Learners, Kelly Arispe, Jack Burston

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

This pedagogical implementation study advocates for performance-driven assessments to help learners become aware of and improve upon presentational speaking skills at the advanced level. A social media content creation tool, Adobe Spark Video, enabled learners to practice oral skills outside of class. The task design, implementation, and evaluation met the principle objectives of learner autonomy—namely awareness, choice, reflection, and goal setting. A step-by-step guide with examples and survey results about student perceptions is included. While the case study targeted upper-division Spanish majors, the pedagogical model could be adapted for intermediate and advanced learners of any second or foreign language.


Ferguson Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson Oct 2017

Ferguson Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson

Borders in Play Columbia Elementary Student Engagement Reflections

No abstract provided.


Intertexts Of The Ecological: Literary Space Revisited In Yanick Lahens's Bain De Lune, Jason Herbeck Oct 2017

Intertexts Of The Ecological: Literary Space Revisited In Yanick Lahens's Bain De Lune, Jason Herbeck

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

The opening lines of Yanick Lahens’s Bain de lune (2014) find an unidentified narrator lying on a beach not far from the coastal community of Anse Bleue, staring at the worn, muddy boots of the man who has just discovered her lifeless body. As her narrative reveals, a hurricane has devastated the region over the past three days, and, in the wake of the storm, the deceased protagonist tries to piece together the fragmented memories of her life as a means of determining how she has ended up dead on the sand. From the very beginning of Lahens’s ...


Justice Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson Oct 2017

Justice Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson

Borders in Play Columbia Elementary Student Engagement Reflections

No abstract provided.


Goethe's Colors: Revolutionary Optics And The Anthropocene, Heather I. Sullivan Oct 2017

Goethe's Colors: Revolutionary Optics And The Anthropocene, Heather I. Sullivan

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Renowned poet and author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) claimed that his greatest contribution to the world was not his famous Faust (Part I in 1808 and Part II in 1832) or his best-selling 1774 epistolary novel, Die Leiden des jungen Werther [Sorrows of Young Werther], the first German novel to achieve international fame, but was instead his scientific treatise on optics and colors, Zur Farbenlehre [Towards a Theory of Color] from 1810.


Perspectives On Language From Street Produce Vendors In Cape Town: An Examination Of Education, Trading, And Development In The Informal Sector, Hannah Oldham Oct 2017

Perspectives On Language From Street Produce Vendors In Cape Town: An Examination Of Education, Trading, And Development In The Informal Sector, Hannah Oldham

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

Language is vital for the functioning of societies, from education to economic interactions. Language of education presents challenges in Africa due to colonial linguistic legacies and the diversity of indigenous African languages. While education trains learners for work in the formal economy, the South African formal cannot absorb all the available labor. The informal economy therefore provides vital work and income to millions of South Africans and immigrants. Language use in the informal sector was studied, including the education and work traders had before working as street produce vendors.

Six interviews were conducted: two near the Cape Town taxi rank ...


"Why Can’T We All Get Along:" An Analysis Of Baka Education, And The Application Of Picture Books In Baka, Kylie Richmond Oct 2017

"Why Can’T We All Get Along:" An Analysis Of Baka Education, And The Application Of Picture Books In Baka, Kylie Richmond

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This research seeks to understand the implementation of mother tongue language education, specifically within the Baka community. Research was conducted in a Baka village called Mintoum over a three week period. By working with a non profit organization, information was gathered in hopes to improve the education of the Baka. Interviews were conducted to better understand, how these booklets affected not only the child’s education but also the parents’ reaction to books in their language. There was also an observation process conducted to see how the application of these booklets took place within a new Baka run preschool program ...


Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise Dubord, Elizabeth Kimball Sep 2017

Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise Dubord, Elizabeth Kimball

Elise DuBord

This article reports on university students’ learning outcomes stemming from their work as language partners in a community-based learning project in an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class with adult Spanish-speaking immigrants. We present a rubric designed to assess student learning in the collaborative, cross-language nature of the partnership that moves beyond notions of language acquisition. The rubric was used to score the reflective writing of students in two university classes who participated in this off-campus partnership, one in Spanish for majors, and one in English for general education students. Our analysis focuses on correlations between students’ language ...


The Windmills Of Memory, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

The Windmills Of Memory, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Si Sangra No Belongs In No Poem, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Si Sangra No Belongs In No Poem, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Dialogue With Alaíde Poppa, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Dialogue With Alaíde Poppa, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


End Of The Millennium Latina (A Song), Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

End Of The Millennium Latina (A Song), Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Lost Havens: Review Of Earth And Sea, Confined: A Novel, And Departing At Dawn: A Novel Of Argentina’S Dirty War, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Lost Havens: Review Of Earth And Sea, Confined: A Novel, And Departing At Dawn: A Novel Of Argentina’S Dirty War, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Romance De La Prisionera, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Romance De La Prisionera, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


In The Middle Of Nowhere, Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

In The Middle Of Nowhere, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Lost Scenes From The Movie ‘The Funerals Of Our Generation', Alicia Partnoy Sep 2017

Lost Scenes From The Movie ‘The Funerals Of Our Generation', Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


The Disperata, From Medieval Italy To Renaissance France, Gabriella Scarlatta Aug 2017

The Disperata, From Medieval Italy To Renaissance France, Gabriella Scarlatta

Research in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

Rich with morose invectives, the Italian lyric genre of the disperata builds toward a crescendo of despair, with the speakers damning and condemning their beloved, their enemy, their destiny, Fortune, Love, and often themselves. Although Petrarch and Petrarchism have been amply analyzed as fertile sources for late Renaissance poets in France, the influence of the Italian disperata in this context has yet to receive proper scholarly attention. This study explores how the language and themes of the disperata - including hopelessness, death, suicide, doomed love, collective trauma, and damnations - are creatively adopted by several generations of poets from its beginning in ...


Creative Works: “Pregunta Semiculinaria” And “Experimento”, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Creative Works: “Pregunta Semiculinaria” And “Experimento”, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Cuando Vienen Matando: On Prepositional Shifts And The Struggle Of Testimonial Subjects For Agency, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Cuando Vienen Matando: On Prepositional Shifts And The Struggle Of Testimonial Subjects For Agency, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Disclaimer Intraducible: My Life / Is Based / On A Real Story, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Disclaimer Intraducible: My Life / Is Based / On A Real Story, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Concealing God: How Argentine Women Political Prisoners Performed A Collective Identity, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Concealing God: How Argentine Women Political Prisoners Performed A Collective Identity, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Balancing, Alicia Partnoy Aug 2017

Balancing, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.