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

Language Teaching at the Crossroads: Innovations and Insights for the 21st Century

Session Chair: 
Yasmine Romero, University of Hawaii, West Oahu
Session 10: Sunday 10 – 11:30 am
Ching 254


  1. Denise R. Mohan, University of Guelph (Canada)
    The School of Languages and Literatures at the University of Guelph offers multiple language programs, many of which have small numbers of majors. In response to financial pressures, reduced faculty and declining enrolment, faculty have introduced various strategies to increase enrolment, avoid course cancelations and facilitate program completion by students.
  2. Rachel VanWieren, National University
    This is a case study of our experiences working to improve outcomes on final papers written for advanced online Spanish courses. After discussing the strategies that we implemented in the courses, we explore whether greater levels of instructor involvement in the writing process improved the quality of the papers.
  3. Lorenzo Giachetti, University of Washington
    This case study of work undertaken at the University of Washington discusses negative impacts on enrollment and retention, and outlines actions taken to curb those enrollment and retention problems in intermediate and advanced French language courses.
  4. Paul M Chandler, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    Suggestions will be provided for enhancing second language reading abilities based on recent research findings to help us move learners beyond the intermediate level of proficiency. Getting beyond the intermediate level requires both vocabulary instruction and reading strategy instruction.  Survey instruments on first language reading background and second language reading strategies will be shared. The presentation will be in English, but sample activities will be demonstrated in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Session Cancelled: