If you are going to the ACTFL convention in Washington DC, be sure to visit the Language Resource Centers‘ booth in the exhibit Hall, where you will find a plethora of information about resources and opportunities made available by the sixteen LRCs across the nation.

Also consider attending these presentations by faculty and students at the University of Arizona, and others where CERCLL resources and collaborations are featured. (Find the abstracts in the ACTFL online searchable program.)

Friday, November 22

  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM: Developing Queer Materials and Practices for L2 Teaching and Learning, Kris Knisely (University of Arizona) – Room 144C
  • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Examples for Designing High-Quality Project-Based language Learning, Stephen Tschudi (University of Hawaii), Abigail Carle (Meridian Academy), and Liudmila Klimanova (University of Arizona) – Room 144B
  • 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM: Staging Migration: Transcultural Competence through Drama-based Pedagogy, Lisa Parkes (Harvard University), Margarete Lamb-Faffelberger (Lafayette College), and Simone Seym (University of Arizona) – Room 143B
  • 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM: Implementing Virtual Reality in the Language Classroom, Margherita Berti (University of Arizona), Stefano Maranzana (Southern Methodist University), and Jacob Monzingo (University of Arizona) – Room 149B
  • 3:30 PM – 3:45 PM: Topics in Everyday Discourse: American Students with Their Chinese Peers, Yi Wang (University of Arizona) and Wenhao Diao (University of Arizona) – Room 204A. Also see the resource website for this presentation, created as a CERCLL project: https://dormtalk.arizona.edu/
  • 3:54 PM – 4:15 PM: Creating an Exciting Open Source Textbook, Giuseppe Cavatorta (University of Arizona) – Room 149B
  • 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM: Free Standards-Based Resources from the Title VI Language Resource Centers, Mandy Gettler (Center for Applied Second Language Studies) and Jim Yoshioka (National Foreign Language Resource Center) – Room 151B


Saturday, November 23

  • 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM: Tech + lit: A Semester-Long Model for Developing Semeiotic Awareness, Emily Hellmich (University of Arizona) – Room 159A
  • 1:30 PM– 1:45 PM: Multimodal Composing Abroad: Remixing Identities and Codemeshing Cultures, Natalie Amgott (University of Arizona) – Room 144C
  • 3:00 PM – 3:15 PM: Non-Binary Pronouns and Second Language Teaching, Joseph Price (University of Arizona) – Room 158A
  • 5:30 PM – 5:53 PM: Using Google Cardboard and Virtual Reality for Study Abroad Preparation, Jacob Monzingo (University of Arizona) – Room 149B
  • 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: ConnecTalks, Chair: Marty Abbott, Board of Visitors (University of Mary Washington), Andrew Brown (Global Language Network), Rada Mihalcea (University of Michigan), and Lourdes Ortega (Georgetown University) – Special Event – Room: Independence Ballroom Salon D

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