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3RD ANNUAL BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE ON FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING

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Navigating the 5 "C's": Charting a Course for the 21st Century

Share your love of language and collaborate with others!

Join us at Binghamton University in 2015 for the 3rd Annual Binghamton University Conference on Foreign Language Teaching!

Saturday (10 a.m.- 6 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.), October 3 – 4, 2015

Sponsored by Binghamton University's Department of Romance Languages, Harpur College of Arts and SciencesGraduate School of Education and and Department of Judaic Studies.

Call for Proposals: Deadline, June 1, 2015 

Online Proposal Submission Form - Click Here to Submit Your Proposal!

 

Keynote Speakers

Erin Kearny

Erin Kearney, PhD University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY

Core Practices in Culture Teaching: Developing Classroom Routines

Abstract: Culture is at the core of foreign language education, yet the specific instructional practices and routines teachers can employ to effectively create opportunities for cultural learning are little studied and rarely addressed in teacher education programs. Drawing on eight years of classroom-based research in pre-school, high school and university-level foreign language classrooms, Dr. Kearney presents several core practices in culture teaching, illustrates these with video examples from the classrooms she has studied and suggests a professional development process through which new and more experienced teachers can develop their classroom routines to enhance students' cultural learning. Specifically, she will help teachers and teacher educators to see and understand these core practices. Then, the group will focus on articulating specific culture teaching objectives and matching particular teaching practices to these goals.

Bio: Dr. Erin Kearney is Assistant Professor of Foreign and Second Language Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she works with novice language teachers and future applied linguists. Erin's research seeks to closely analyze and ultimately transform discourse and interaction in foreign language classrooms so that they more effectively expand learners' ability to make meaning with language and their opportunities to engage with culture. Her work, ranging from preschool settings to K-12 schools and university-level classrooms, appears in the Modern Language Journal, Language Awareness, the Journal of Second Language Writing and a forthcoming book to be published with Multilingual Matters. Most recently, her ACTFL-supported study of instructional discourse practices of high-performing novice language teachers in K-12 classrooms offers insights for teacher education.

Tracy Brady

Tracy Brady, MSEd East Syracuse Minoa Central High School East Syracuse, NY

Brought to You by the Letter C

Abstract: The critical role of a World Language Teacher in preparing our students to succeed in our ever-shrinking new world surely amounts to more than a few key buzzwords assigned by the Department of Education. However, the 5 Standards identified by ACTFL go much deeper than buzzwords, as do the skills identified by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. These are the concepts, as well as some key elements to her personal philosophy of teaching World Language that Tracy Brady will address in her keynote.

Bio: Tracy Brady is a middle and high school French and Spanish teacher in a suburb of Syracuse, NY. She has 19 years of classroom experience, and tries to make the best educational use of cutting edge technology on a daily basis. She has presented at conferences for Language Educators of Central New York (LECNY), New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT), New York Computers and Technology in Education (NYSCATE). She is Past President and Newsletter Editor of LECNY, and was on the 2015 NYSAFLT Nominations Committee. She is the mother of two beautiful daughters.

 

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Registration fee includes:

  • Captivating presentations and keynotes, hands-on training and collaborating with others to build effective classroom methodology!

    Conference times
    Saturday, October 3, 2015 - 10am – 6pm
    Sunday, October 4, 2015 - 9am – 3pm

  • Continental breakfast (assorted pastries, coffee, tea & juice)*
  • Coffee and tea throughout the day*
  • Lunch Buffet on Day #1 (2 hot entrees**, vegetable, tossed salad, rolls and butter, bakery desserts & beverages)
  • Box lunch on Day #2**
  • Conference materials

* Continental breakfast and coffee and tea replenishment will be provided each conference day

**Vegetarian option will be available

Two Day Conference Registration (BOTH Saturday AND Sunday, October 3 and 4, 2015)        Educators    Students
Early Bird Registration - payment received by July 31, 2015      $90 $70
Regular Registration - payment received after August 31, 2015 $110 $90

 

One Day Conference Registration (Saturday, October 3 ONLY)        Educators    Students
Early Bird Registration - payment received by July 31, 2015 $60 $50
Regular Registration - payment received after August 31, 2015 $70 $60

 

One Day Conference Registration (Sunday, October 4 ONLY)       Educators    Students
Early Bird Registration - payment received by July 31, 2015 $40 $30
Regular Registration - payment received after August 31, 2015 $50 $40

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MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SUNY Foundation Account 51006

When we receive your registration fee, we will send you a letter of confirmation via email.

Absolutely NO refunds/cancellations after September 4, 2015.

Networking Social

Uncorked creations (uncorkedbinghamton.com) is joining us on Saturday for a evening networking social from 6 - 9pm!

If you would like to attend, the $50 charge will cover an art class with instructions by a local artist so that you can create your own masterpiece, pizza, wine and beer.

This event is limited to the first 50 people that register, so don't wait to make your reservation!

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Travel information

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Lodging information: Coming Soon!

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2nd Annual Conference on Foreign Language Recap

On Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 2014, approximately 150 educators and students from various institutions and exhibitors from several companies came together on Binghamton University's campus for the 2nd Annual Conference of Foreign Language Teaching. The conference's theme was Modernizing Modern Language Teaching: Reinventing the Classroom and the Curriculum and was sponsored by Binghamton University's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Graduate School of Education and Harpur College of Arts and Sciences.

Throughout the conference, attendees collaborated, shared their love of language, discovered a variety of effective classroom strategies and learned ways to bring "magic" to their classrooms via technology and other innovative strategies that were shared during the conference's 30+ presentations. Keynote speaker Candace R. Black, M.A.T., M.B.A., from Eastridge High School (Rochester, NY) presented on The Magic of Technology – A New Reality Facing World Language Educators. Attendees also enjoyed a performance by the Nukporfe African Drumming and Dance Ensemble where they had the opportunity to join the ensemble on stage in order to learn traditional African dance.

2014 Conference Program

Download conference program (.pdf, 1017 KB)

2014 Conference Documents

Conference materials made available from presenters are listed here.

Keynote - For all of Candace R. Black's conference documents, including keynote and workshops, visit her wikispace: cblack.wikispaces.com

Session 1

Lights, Camera, Action! : Feature Films in the Intermediate L2 Classroom (.ppt, 1.1 MB)

Developing an Inclusive Foreign Language Classroom (.pdf, 160 KB)

Session 2

Instant Feedback Through Technology Integration (web-based presentation)

Session 3

Engaging Students with their own Technology (web-based presentation)

Beyond Colloquialisms: Translating the Conversational Ritual (.ppt, 91 KB)

How to teach Indirect Speech Acts of Interrogatives in Language Classrooms (.pdf, 667 KB)

Session 4

Technology Integration in Foreign Language Classrooms Part 1 (Prezi) & Part 2 (Quizlet)

The Graphic Novel in the Foreign Language Classroom (.ppt, 7.9 MB)

Rewriting the Textbook for Effective Teaching (.pdf, 206 KB)

Free "Create a Comic" Application on Android (.docx, 1.6 MB)

The Flipped Classroom is (.pptx, 1.3 MB)

Session 5

Engaging Students with their own Technology

Using MOOCs for (English) language teaching and training (.ppt, 617 KB)

Teaching Language for Transformation (.pdf, 2.3 MB)

Maximizing Inflectional Potential in L2 Working Memory (.pdf, 240 KB), handout 1 (.pdf, 5 KB), handout 2 (.pdf, 89 KB)

Session 6

Engaging Students with their own Technology (web-based presentation)

Integrating Language Studies Across Disciplines (.ppt, 659 KB)

Session 7

Northern Exposure Introducing US students to Quebec and the Quebecois (.ppt, 106 KB)

Effects of CALL instruction on high-level, low-frequency English vocabulary (.ppt, 7.3 MB)

Session 8

Reading Activities that Work (.pdf, 10.5 MB)

Session 9

Seeking Globalization and Intercultural Competence Through International Telecollaboration (.pdf, 827 KB)

Instructions for creating a VOKI (.docx, 99 KB)

Re-Inventing the language lab: Modern approaches to L2 instruction (.ppt, 8.7 MB)

2014 Exhibitors

Cengage Learning
Evia Learning
Rosetta Stone
Vista Higher Learning

2014 Program Sponsor

Chester Technical Services, Inc.

2014 Lanyard Sponsor

Evia Learning

 



1st Annual Conference on Foreign Language Recap

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View photos of the 2013 Conference on Foreign Language Teaching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

On Saturday, September 28, 2013, more than 100 educators and students from various institutions came together on Binghamton University’s campus for the 1st Annual Conference of Foreign Language Teaching. Sponsored by Binghamton University’s Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, the Graduate School of Education, Center for Korean Studies, Harpur College Dean’s Office and Nukporfe African Dance and Drumming Ensemble, conference efforts concentrated on its theme, Bridging Theory and Practice: Building Effective Classroom Methodology.

Enthusiastically welcomed the evening before the conference by a performance by the Nukporfe Ensemble, attendees joined the ensemble on stage and learned traditional African dance. The energy continued with the conference day’s start as attendees were greeted and applauded by various administrators for investing time and making a commitment in the advancement of foreign language teaching.

Throughout the conference day, attendees collaborated, shared their love of language, discovered a variety of effective classroom strategies and learned innovative instructional design techniques during the conference’s 30 presentations. Keynote speaker Paul D. Toth, Ph.D. from Temple University (Philadelphia, PA) presented on Making Grammar Instruction "Relevant" for Linguistic Development: Applying L2 Theories to the Real.

The conference was recently highlighted in "SUNY Global News" (on page 18), click here to download the newsletter (.pdf, 1.7mb). Please review the 2013 conference program and conference documents:

2013 Conference Program

Download conference program (.pdf, 424kb)

2013 Conference Documents

Conference materials made available from presenters are listed here.

Making Grammar Instruction "Relevant" for Linguistic Development:
Applying L2 Theories to the Real World of Language Teacning

Download transcript (.doc, 44kb)
Download presentation (.pdf, 2.9mb)

Adaptive Pedagogies for 21st Century Language Learners Panel

Session 1: Oral Drills: Deconstructing the "Dentist" Metaphor

Session 3: Creating Interactive Game Shows in a Flash! | Learn more

Session 3: Using TPR in the Primary Grades

Session 3: Reinforcing the Teaching and Learning through Songs: A French Language Case Study

Session 4: Bridging Textbook and Technology: Building E-Connetions in the L2 Classroom

Session 4: Re-voicing our classrooms using Facebook and Skype

Session 4: The Student Foreign Language Wiki: Effective, Collaborative and Impressive

Session 5: Assessing Vocabulary Activities with the Technique Feature Analysis: How Can
Textbook Activities Lead to Better L2 Vocabulary Learning?

Session 7: Achieving National Board Certification in World Languages Other Than English | Learn more

Session 7: The Critical Language Classroom: Euphoria, Despair and Relief

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