Event Information

Teaching across curriculum with a foreign language

Presenter(s):
Dr. Frédérique Grim and Dr. Andrea Purdy
Description:
This talk will explain the concept of Culture and Language Across the Curriculum (CLAC), a method that enables a deeper understanding of world regions while demonstrating the relevance of practical language skills across disciplines (e.g., business, agriculture, family studies, engineering, biomedical science, business administration). Students become better prepared linguistically and culturally for a global market. For example, the University of North Carolina’s program promotes courses such as Business topics in Latin America or Environment and Society, each with an added 50-minute group discussion in a foreign language. In addition, the benefits of using a clear curriculum to learn a foreign language have been proven to be very efficient as it provides meaningful content to learners. Ideas will be offered in order to start a conversation across campus, colleges and departments. Content instructors do not need any knowledge of a foreign language to put this program into place.
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Dates and Times:
September 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Registration Deadline: September 3, 2014 12:00 PM
Registration is closed.
Location:
TiLT Room 104
Learn More:
Deb Colbert, 491.2645, debora.colbert@colostate.edu