Bethany Bateman in Palo Alto

Bethany Bateman (PhD student in Romance Languages) will be traveling to Stanford University next week to attend the Indigenous Languages of Latin America Workshop: Pedagogy and Technology, put on my the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University. According to the website:

During this five-day workshop, instructors participate in a range of sessions focused on classroom instruction of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs), specifically indigenous languages of Latin America. These sessions cover   

  • quality instructional practice;
  • syllabus design best practices;
  • the use of technology in the indigenous language classroom, including distance learning;
  • language classroom observations; and
  • an intensive two-day ACTFL Modified OPI Assessment Workshop, conducted by an ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) certified trainer. Participants learn techniques for administering and rating the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) at the Novice and Intermediate levels, as well as how to apply proficiency principles to classroom practice.

Best of luck to Bethany next week! Sumaqllaña!