Course Design Category

Using Videos in the Language Classroom

This is the third post in a series on using technology in the language classroom. Using web-based technologies into your language teaching can be a good way to capture student interest by using products that students enjoy in their leisure time – in other words, it can bring a ludic element into learning. A really […]

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Using e-Commerce Sites in Language Teaching

This post is the second in a series on using technology in the language classroom. A while (quite a while) back, I published a post on using Google maps to practice the imperative mood and to acquaint students with the layout of cities in countries where the target language is spoken. My examples used Spanish […]

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Using Google Maps in Language Teaching

This is the first post in a series on using technology in the language classroom. A quick idea that language teachers can use both in and outside the classroom using something that we all probably use every day: Google Maps.

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Some Updates

Long time no post!  I have been busy with various projects and haven’t had too much time to post. I’m hoping to be able to post on a more regular basis, now that some of these commitments are winding down. I have some upcoming posts on teaching and on my research.

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The 2007 MLA Report and the Need for More Interdisciplinary Courses in Language Departments

Many of us who teach in language and literature departments in the United States are used to a system in which student must complete language courses prior to enrolling in language and culture classes. This is, of course, not without reason: in order to understand and participate in courses taught in the target language about […]

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