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ERIC Number: ED598273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 200
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The Power of Language, the Power of People: Celebrating 50 Years. Selected Papers from the 2018 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foss, Julie A., Ed.
Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
The 2018 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL), meeting with the Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers, was held in downtown Milwaukee at the Hilton City Center, March 8-10, 2018. Fifty years of annual conferences were celebrated, each one designed "to support language teachers and to advance the study of foreign languages" in accordance with the aim of the founders of CSCTFL. The conference theme focused on two ideas: (1) the power that knowing another language gives the learner, not only to communicate effectively, but also as an entry point into a different culture, alternate perspectives and a more expansive global outlook; and (2) the power that teachers have to engage their students in the language experience, to advocate for their discipline and to promote high-quality instruction as they learn with and from each other. Conference attendees were able to choose from among 21 workshops and more than 200 sessions ranging from elementary to university levels and representing a number of world languages including Latin and ESL. Session and workshop topics throughout the conference included ideas for using the power of art, film, literature, music, and technology to enhance instruction at all levels as well as a myriad of activities and strategies for growing student proficiency, assessing, curating authentic resources, and more. This report contains articles that discuss student empowerment through a wide variety of methods and tactics. All of them provide practical and proven activities with ideas and suggestions to motivate students to discover and strengthen their second-language voice.
Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 239 Tonkin Drive, Ishpeming, MI 49849. e-mail: csctfl.exec.director@gmail.com; Web site: https://csctfl.wildapricot.org/page-1860386
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL)
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