Keeping Classrooms Inclusive

In recent years, it has become increasingly important to maintain an inclusive environment in educational settings. As the leader of the classroom, it is the educator’s responsibility to foster this…

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Meet CeLTA GA: Sierra Bauman

For many students of language, structured courses are a necessary aspect of the learning process. However, all students of language know that not everything about a language and culture can…

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Meet CeLTA GA: Sam Liu

As we lovers of language all know, language learning is a process that inherently allows us to become more independent. We learn to communicate with people from around the world…

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Cultivating a Community

It’s safe to say that all language learners recognize the importance of establishing a community with other language learners. Unfortunately, it’s also safe to say that the pandemic has thwarted this process for millions of students who aim to create a multinational community. This is how Sarah Owens, a second-year Japanese student at MSU, found a way to connect in a time where opportunities to do so are limited.

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Language Center Handbook 2021

CeLTA contributed two chapter to the recently published Language Center Handbook 2021 (International Association for Language Learning Technology):- Chapter 3: Strategies for Language Centers to Support Online Language Instruction (Luca…

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Three Flipgrid Hacks

Today, we are starting a new series with the goal of sharing our favorite hacks with some of the tools that seem to be most popular with language instructors. In this installment, we’re going to look at Microsoft's popular, free ed tech tool Flipgrid, which allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions.

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A Connector of Cultures

You’ve heard language learning described as a journey of self-discovery, but have you ever wondered why? How is it that teaching yourself a different way to say the same things brings out a side of yourself that you’ve never known before? Ren McCowan, a third-year student at Michigan State, discovered another part of himself as he began to connect to the Japanese culture.

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