Facilitating in the ACTFL Summer Learning Series with a focus on Social Justice

Organized by the amazing ACTFL education team Paul Sandrock (Senior Advisor for Language Learning Initiatives) and Lea Graner Kennedy (ACTFL Education Senior Advisor )the ACTFL Summer Learning Series launched on July  13th and continues till July 22nd. Pamela M. Wesely (Professor, Multilingual Education) and Cassandra Glynn (Associate Professor, Education) authors of the book Words and … Continue reading Facilitating in the ACTFL Summer Learning Series with a focus on Social Justice

Reinventing Language Learning in Schools With Howard Blumenthal

Had the pleasure to be among a wonderful group of Language Educators and students in an interview with Howard Blumenthal in which we discussed ways of reinventing language learning. About the Interview: As we continue our critical look at K-12 curriculum, we now explore language learning, or, more specifically, the learning of languages from other … Continue reading Reinventing Language Learning in Schools With Howard Blumenthal

Re-Using and Incorporating Asynchronous Activities to Create Stand-alone Self-study Resource Reserve

The topic for Instructional Innovation Workshop Grant 2021 is Lessons learned from the pandemic, and the focus of it was on collaboratively reflecting on the pedagogical changes necessitated by the remote environment and how these might affect your pedagogical practices going forward. I had the privilege to be selected to take part in the IIW … Continue reading Re-Using and Incorporating Asynchronous Activities to Create Stand-alone Self-study Resource Reserve

Connecting with Local Communities in Arabic Language Classes

I was happy to accept The Chicago Arabic Teachers Council’s (CATC) invitation to present at their annual conference, which will focus on connecting Arabic language classrooms to the wider world. The presentation showcased opportunities for Arabic instructors to collaborate with local and international communities to enrich their teaching.  The presentation included the following: Brief Background, … Continue reading Connecting with Local Communities in Arabic Language Classes

Zoom with Confidence and Breakout with Assurance

Despite it being used to hold different types of meetings, Zoom was actually designed with the educator in mind (Li et. al. 2021). From the very beginning Zoom meetings were valued differently by different educators. Some educators could not help but notice how these meetings were lacking the paralinguistic cues and nonverbal communication that is … Continue reading Zoom with Confidence and Breakout with Assurance

The Consortium of Middle East National Resource Centers Virtual Workshop

At Yale, the Hebrew and Arabic programs have collaborated to create a class in which both languages are introduced, emphasizing their linguistic resemblance, engaging the students in shared cultural themes, and introducing spoken Hebrew and a few Arabic dialects. The course has a twofold aim: to introduce a new Semitic language to speakers of the … Continue reading The Consortium of Middle East National Resource Centers Virtual Workshop

ACTFL Spring Learning Series: Learning for Social Justice Standards.

It was a great honor and pleasure to work alongside Dorie Conlon Perugini,  LJ Randolf Jr., and Bonnie Chunmeng  Wang in the ACTFL Spring Learning Series where we were able to delve deep into what it means to incorporate Social Justice Standards in the Language classroom.  This was an amazing opportunity through which I  personally … Continue reading ACTFL Spring Learning Series: Learning for Social Justice Standards.

MFLA Spring Conference 2021

  Session Objectives/Outcomes Introducing research-based pedagogical strategies that are recommended to help with creating class community and their benefits. Explain best strategies for matching activity design to language learners level with the aim of creating the specific virtual tasks. Highlight the use of authentic resources to create these activities. Share technological tips, tools, and steps … Continue reading MFLA Spring Conference 2021