USG Teaching and Learning Conference: Best Practices for Promoting Engaged Student Learning
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Thursday, April 9 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Making the Language Classroom Textbook-Free

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Sabrina Wengier

This session is aimed at World Language instructors who wish to replace costly textbooks with free online materials. Participants will learn how to design learning units that incorporate reading, writing, listening, and speaking, along with grammar, using authentic material found on YouTube, in newspapers, and television and radio stations. Instructors will be given examples of how to create meaningful activities that engage students, immerse them in the current events of the culture they are studying, and hone their critical thinking skills as they reflect on the language and culture. The course becomes more flexible, more personal, and more relevant. Examples will be taken mostly from French and Francophone sites but can be easily adapted to other languages.


Sabrina Wengier

Associate Professor of French & Coordinator of Modern Languages, Middle Georgia State University

Thursday April 9, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am EDT
Room E

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