Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research
Teaching Social Meaning in Language

This workshop focuses on practical ways to raise studentsí awareness of social and cultural meanings of language in the classroom and to support learnersí use of language in social-contextually appropriate ways. The workshop will consist of four components: 1) understanding to place of social meaning in language learning and teaching; 2) teaching socially meaning through concept-based instruction; 3) supporting appropriate language use in communicative activities; and 4) assessing learner development. Examples will be drawn primarily from French and Spanish, but are relevant to all languages. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their own materials and tasks. Presenter: R. Adam van Compernolle (Carnegie Mellon University)
Jun 21 - Jun 22, 2017
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