Second Language Acquisition (SLA) Reading Group @ALTEC

The SLA Reading Group invites language faculty* to join us for thought-provoking discussions around key issues in second language teaching and acquisition. It is an opportunity to create an informal community of practice to reflect on our teaching practices, sharpen our skills and have an impact on learning outcomes.

We welcome reading suggestions from all participants, thus creating a variety of topics to reflect on.

This spring semester the SLA Reading Group has scheduled three meetings via Zoom on Thursdays at 3:45-5:00 pm.

On February 4 we will discuss "Joe’s Laundry: Using Critical Incidents to Develop Intercultural and Foreign Language Competence in Study Abroad and Beyond", by Engelking, Tama L Frontiers (Boston, Mass.).

An optional reading is "The Impact of a Cultural Research Course Project on Foreign Language Students' Intercultural Competence and Language Learning", by Li, Fang, and Yingqin Liu, Journal of Language Teaching and Research. 

On March 18 we will discuss "The DIE is cast: The continuing evolution of intercultural communication's favorite classroom exercise", by Nam, Kyoung-Ah, and John Condon; International Journal of Intercultural Relations 34.1 (2010): 81-87.

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Thursday, April 22 at 3:45pm to 5:00pm

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