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Language Institute Programs for Faculty and Staff

New! Grant Program

Academic Staff Professional Development Grant

2014-15 Yearlong Professional Development Workshop: Technologies for Language Teaching and Learning

A yearlong, small-group workshop for UW-Madison language instructors focusing on the broad topic of technology, language teaching, and language learning. Learn more about the seminar>

2014-15 Lecture and Brownbag Series: Language Matters: Language, Power, Equity and Justice

Invited lectures
"Until I Became a Professional, I Was Not Consciously Indigenous": One Intercultural Bilingual Educator's Trajectory in Indigenous Language Revitalization
Nancy Hornberger, University of Pennsylvannia
4:00 pm, Thursday, October 23
254 Van Hise Hall

Ikema Ryukyuan: Investigating Past Experience and the Current State through Life Narratives
Shoichi Iwasaki, University of Hawaii
4:00 pm, Monday, November 3
254 Van Hise Hall

Development and Variation in African American English
Lisa Green, University of Massachusetts
4:00 pm, Thursday, March 12
254 Van Hise Hall

Brownbag presentations by UW-Madison faculty
Pennsylvania Dutch in the Public Eye
Mark Louden, Department of German
12:00-1:00 pm, Thursday, January 29
254 Van Hise Hall

Native American Language Revitalization in Wisconsin: the Case of Menominee
Monica Macaulay, Department of Linguistics
12:00-1:00 pm, Tuesday, February 10
254 Van Hise Hall

Language in Education: A Return to Critical Bi(multi)cultural Education
Mariana Pacheco, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
12:00-1:00 pm, Wednesday, March 4
254 Van Hise Hall

Homeland Literacy Learning under Conditions of Brain Drain: A Case Study of Migrants' Left-behind Family Members in Latvia
Kate Vieira, Department of English
12:00-1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 22
254 Van Hise Hall

Second Language Acquisition Series on Technology-Mediated Language Teaching and Learning

Invited lectures and workshops
MOOCs and Beyond
Ed Dixon, University of Pennsylvania
4:00 pm, Thursday, February 5
254 Van Hise Hall

Engaging Students through Learning Management Platforms for MOOCs, Online Courses and F2F
1:00-3:00 pm, Friday, February 6
274 Van Hise Hall
Advance registration required. Contact Wendy Johnson.

Technologies and Literacies in Language Education: Looking Beyond Communicative Competence
Richard Kern, University of California, Berkeley
4:00 pm, Thursday, March 5
254 Van Hise Hall

Brownbag presentations by UW-Madison faculty

Using Video Podcasting Final Projects to Synthesize the Four Language Learning Skills
Tom Armbrecht, Department of French & Italian
1:00-2:00 pm, Monday, February 16
1418 Van Hise Hall

Other events

ACTFL webinar series on Supporting Heritage Language Learners. Live streaming of webinars sponsored by the Language Institute. All instructors are welcome!

Teaching Heritage Languages: Approaches and Strategies

4:00 pm, Wednesday, January 18
1322 Van Hise Hall

Tailoring Instruction for Heritage Language Learners: Differentiated Instruction and Mixed Classes
4:00 pm, Wednesday, February 18
Room TBD

Motivating Heritage Language Learners: Authentic Tasks and Materials
4:00 pm, March 11
Room TBD






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Upcoming Events

Brownbag: Homeland Literacy Learning Under Conditions of Brain Drain: A Case Study of Migrants' Left-behind Family Members in Latvia
Kate Vieira, Department of English
12:00 pm, Wednesday, April 22
254 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive

Workshop for instructors: The Case Scenario Critical Reader: Engaging Students Both In and Outside of the Classroom
Blaire Bundy, Division of Information Technology
2:00-4:00 pm, Friday, April 24
250 Van Hise Hall, 1220 Linden Drive







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