List of External Workshops on Language Pedagogy

The recent rise of web conferencing has greatly increased the number of online workshops and professional development opportunities, but trying to keep them all straight can be overwhelming. In an effort to organize these opportunities in one place, the CLC has...

What to do when students can’t attend class?

There will likely be times in 2021-22 when your students can’t attend class. This post aims to combine university policy and Chicago Language Center recommendations to help you consider how to best accommodate these students. Official University Policy For...

Cathy Baumann’s Interview on Reverse Design

“When we teach, we make hundreds, if not thousands, of decisions: which materials should I use? Which textbook? What will be homework? What will I do in class? You can make better choices about all those questions if you know where you’re going, if you know what...

Ahmet Dursun’s Interview on Assessment

“Remote assessment will help us pause, reflect, and re-think the role of classroom assessment and re-evaluate its effectiveness.” The CLC’s own Ahmet Dursun (director of the Office of Language Assessment) recently gave an interview to staff from the...

Tech Mini-Workshops: Loom, Canva, and Microsoft Stream

On Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021, Nicole Burgoyne (German) and Nick Swinehart (CLC) gave a workshop introducing several technical tools and techniques: automatic foreign-language captions with Microsoft Stream, screen recording with Loom, and graphic design with Canva. •...