CALPER Summer Workshop

CALPER Summer Workshop
Event Date: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 8:45am to Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 4:30pm
Penn State University Park campus
University Park, PA

Teaching Social Meaning in Language, Wednesday and Thursday, June 21 & 22, 2017
This workshop focuses on practical ways to raise students’ awareness of social and cultural meanings of language in the classroom and to support learners’ use of language in social-contextually appropriate ways. The workshop will consist of four components: 1) understanding the place of social meaning in language learning and teaching; 2) teaching social 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)