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Call for Special Interest Group Discussants: 3rd Annual Language Teaching Fair

The Center for Teaching & Learning and Language Teaching Fair Planning Committee invite language instructors to submit proposals to participate in a roundtable-style discussion on language teaching as part of the 3rd Annual WashU Language Teaching Fair.

The Center for Teaching & Learning and Language Teaching Fair Planning Committee invite you to submit proposals to participate in a roundtable-style discussion on language teaching as part of the 3rd Annual WashU Language Teaching Fair which will take place on August 26th from 2:30-5pm. Roundtable discussants will engage with others on the panel and share a few best practices from their own teaching with the audience.

Language instructors interested in presenting may submit a brief 350-word proposal to take part in one of the following sessions:

  1. Language Teaching for Special Purposes (e.g. Heritage language, medical language, and language for business teaching)
  2. Addressing Cultural Competencies in Language Instruction (e.g. How do you connect culture and content for students?)
  3. Transitioning Back to Face-to-Face Language Instruction (e.g. What practices will you retain or repurpose for face-to-face teaching that you’ve used remotely? What will you discard?)
  4. Using Educational Technologies in Language Teaching (e.g. What educational tools do you find useful for teaching language? This might include how you use Canvas or other university-sponsored ed tech tools.)

Proposals should include a title, provide a brief overview of what you’d like to share, and describe the applicability of the topic to a wide range of language faculty. Instructors are welcome to submit joint proposals if they wish to do so.

Preference will be given to proposals that have wide potential for transferability across course-levels and departments. In an effort to increase cross-discipline and department conversation, the planning committee will also seek to diversify departments represented on each panel.

Proposals are due June 30th 2021. Proposals can be submitted here.

Please feel free to contact Meg Gregory, Center for Teaching and Learning, at meggregory@wustl.edu with questions.