Collaborate with others and share your love of language!
Reinvent your classroom! Reinvent the curriculum!
Join us at Binghamton University on Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21, 2014 for the 2nd Annual Binghamton University Conference on Foreign Language Teaching!
Approximate conference times - Saturday 8am - 5pm; Sunday 8am - 12pm
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Candace R. Black | Download keynote speaker information (.docx, 76kb)
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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:
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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
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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