115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

New Paths to Old Problems: Innovative Cures for Atrophying Language Programs

Session Chair: 
Gabriele Dillmann, Denison University
Time: 
Session 6: Saturday 10 – 11:30 am
Location: 
Kieffer 9

Presenters/Papers:

  1. Neal Abraham, Five Colleges Incorporated
    We have successfully re-energized or expanded language programs through shared curricula, shared co-curricular programs, shared staffing, and a variety of options for shared courses. 
  2. Emily Heidrich, Michigan State University
    The LCTL Partnership focuses on the collaborative development of models of LCTL instruction across multiple universities to improve the language proficiency of advanced learners of LCTLs. In this session we will discuss the practical, institutional, and pedagogical challenges of such a partnership as well as its opportunities for strategic cooperation.
  3. Gabriele Dillmann, Denison University
    This presentation provides an overview of the GLCA Shared Languages Program and how such a program has the potential to remedy the dire situation of upper-level under-enrolled language courses and expand the language offerings that no one institution could afford. The program's logistics, its corresponding pedagogy, and student learning assessment will also be discussed. 
Session Cancelled: 
No