By developing literacy in a foreign language and culture, learners can ideally gain the ability to encounter not only new words but also new physical, virtual, and imagined worlds (Kern, 2000). But sometimes the four walls of the classroom feel confining and it can be difficult to reconcile pedagogical imperatives to bring in authentic texts with the active involvement of experiential learning. This one-week workshop series explored strategies for connecting foreign language literacy with the “wild” (Thorne, 2010), that is with real-world contexts of use. Participants could register for individual workshops by David Malinowski, Chantelle Warner and Lawrence Williams, or for the whole week.
For materials and resources from this workshop series, click here.