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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The Pandemic as a catalyst for transformation

While extremely challenging for a large number of reasons, the pandemic has definitely been a unique opportunity to gather novel insights on the dynamic of technology integration. Remote teaching and learning during COVID has forced many faculty members to experience firsthand a number of technology-supported teaching and learning strategies.

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Dr. Koen Van Gorp to join the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages and the Second Language Studies Program

Starting in the fall semester of 2021, Dr. Koen Van Gorp will join the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages (LingLang) and the Second Language Studies…

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Speaking Their Language

Every person starting a new language-learning journey has their own unique reasons why. It could be a language spoken by family, a friend, or a land they long to visit. There is no wrong reason, just an unending amount of inspiration.

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No travel? No problem! Learning a new language during the pandemic

Being stuck in the house for the past few months has inspired many to be adventurous in different ways, whether it be trying out fun recipes, getting a new pet, or maybe even learning a viral Tik Tok dance. Kaylee McCarthy was excited to use her newly found free time to do something that she has always loved to do: learn more languages.

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