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Modernizing Modern Language Teaching:
Reinventing the Classroom and the Curriculum

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

Sponsored by Binghamton University's Department of Romance Languages, Harpur College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School of Education

Call for Proposals EXTENDED: Sunday, June 15, 2014

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Keynote Speaker

Candace R. Black | Download keynote speaker information (.docx, 76kb)

Exhibitors Attending

Cenage Learning
Evia Learning
Rosetta Stone
Vista Higher Learning

Attendee (including Presenters) Registration information:

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Exhibitor Registration information:

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Travel information:

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Lodging information:

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Conference Schedule (Tentative)

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1st Annual Conference on Foreign Language Recap

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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:

2013 Conference Program

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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

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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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Last Updated: 9/9/14