5.0263 Conf: Foreign Language Teaching (1/196)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 31 Jul 1991 19:37:38 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0263. Wednesday, 31 Jul 1991.

Date: Wed, 31 Jul 91
From: Leslie Z. Morgan <MORGAN@LOYVAX1>
Subject: Foreign Language Teaching

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Loyola College in Maryland
4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21210-2699

in conjunction with

The Maryland Foreign Language Association

announces a conference,

Bridging Theory and Practice in the Foreign Language Classroom,
October 18-20, 1991

Discourse analysis
Uncommonly-taught languages
TV Magazines
Oral performance I, II
Strategies in language learning
Methodological approaches
ESOL (English as a Second Language)
Elementary education
Grammar and language
Cross-cultural communication
Performing arts and language learning
Brain schemata and personality
Listening skills
CAI I, II (Computer-Assisted Instruction)
Critical thinking
Cross-curricular communication I-IV
Literature I-III
Language for specialized purposes I, II
Multilingual and multicultural studies
Cooperative Learning
Telecommunications and technology
Motivation and attitude
Reading skills
Transition from High School to College
New approaches to old problems
Grammatical competence
Writing strategies I, II
Video technology
Texts I, II
Interdisciplinary Connections
Performing Arts
All participants must register! PLEASE POST.

Conference schedule

Friday, October 18, 1991
9:00 - 12:00 pm Workshop
12:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch
2:00 - 3:30 pm Session I
3:30 - 3:45 pm Coffee Break
3:45 - 5:15 pm Session II
Saturday, October 19, 1991
8:30 - 10:00 am Session III
10:00 - 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm Session IV
12:15 - 12:45 pm Vicki Galloway, Keynote Address
1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch/MFLA Awards
2:00 - 3:30 pm Session V
3:30 - 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 - 5:30 pm Session VI
6:00 - 7:00 pm Social Hour with cash bar

Sunday, October 20, 1991
9:00 - 10:30 am Session VII

10:30 - 10:45 am Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:00 pm Session VIII

Directions to Loyola College

Loyola College in Maryland is located at the corner of Cold Spring
Lane and North Charles Street in Baltimore City. When using I-695
(the Baltimore Beltway), take exit 25 (Charles Street). Proceed
south on Charles Street approximately six miles to the Cathedral of
Mary Our Queen, where parking is available. Shuttle service will
be provided from this location to the College.

Travel and lodging arrangements can be made through Baltimore
County Travel, 1-800-542-3328, 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM, Mon-Fri., Eastern
Time (ET). Rooms are available at four hotels; rates range from
$40-$95 (not. incl. 12% room tax). See map at left for college

For additional information, please call:
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures

Phone: (301) 323-1010, x2926 or x2780


Proficiency-oriented Teaching of Language and Literature

Dr. Dorothy James, Dept. of German, Hunter College

In this workshop, we shall discuss ways of reading, discussing and
enjoying literature while systematically improving students'
language proficiency, and helping them to make progress through the
proficiency levels as defined in the ACTFL guidelines. Specific
assignments for various levels will be demonstrated, as well as
ways of giving individual guidance and individual assignments to
student of various levels who are being taught in one class.
Participants in the workshop will work with literary texts, and try
devising for themselves and for the group some of the suggested
teaching procedures.

Rediscovering Learning: Strategies for the Foreign Language

Dr. Roberta Z. Lavine, Dept. of Spanish and Portugese, University
of Maryland at College Park

This workshop will acquaint participants with various learning
strategies for use in the foreign language classroom. Strategies
and activities for both particular skills and integrated tasks will
be explored. Participants will also work with selected techniques
which address affective concerns.

>From Language to Literature

Dr. Marilyn Migiel, Romance Studies/Medieval Studies, Cornell

The transition from language to literature courses is difficult for
many students; their initial attempts at literary analysis are
seldom more than plot summaries or character descriptions.
However, even the beginner can learn to appreciate nuances and
begin to love reading. This workshop will utilize actual success-
ful classroom materials from an introductory Italian literature
course; English translations will be provided and the workshop will
be conducted in English. It is suggested that participants bring,
if they can, some of their own reading assignments; they will work
to develop similar specific materials for their own courses.


Preregistration $42.00 ___
Late Registration (after Sept. 15, 1991) $47.00 ___
Graduate Registration $20.00 ___
(ONLY with copy of valid I.D.)
Coffee, Tea, Snacks INCLUDED
Saturday Luncheon INCLUDED
Saturday Social Hour (cash bar) INCLUDED
Workshop Friday morning* $45.00 ___
Please specify: James ____ Levine____ Migiel____
Bus service from hotels for weekend $5.00 ___
(no parking on campus)

Total Enclosed $_______

*Workshops are limited to 20 participants, first come, first
served. In the event that your choice(s) is/are filled, your fee
will be refunded.


PHONE (______)_________________________________




BITNET ADDRESS (if applicable) _________________________________

Would you be interested in child care? YES____ NO ____
Number of Children _____
We will contact you to make further arrangements.
Please return with check payable to Loyola College for Registra-
tion, Workshops, etc. to:

Committee for the Conference on Language Learning
c/o Margaret Haggstrom, Leslie Z. Morgan, Joseph Wieczorek
Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
4501 No. Charles St. / Baltimore, MD 21210-2699