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Materials for Japanese, Chinese, and Spanish extensive reading

Posted by Betsy on December 8, 2017 in InstructionalDesign, Language |

As I end my 3.5 years as Director of the Language Resource Center at Gettysburg College, I realized that there are some materials that I could be sharing. If you are thinking of starting an extensive reading club or incorporating extensive reading into your classroom teaching, I hope you’ll find these materials useful.

Japanese extensive reading resources

Chinese extensive reading resources

Spanish extensive reading resources

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Teaching language with technology: Basic tools and techniques, 2017

Posted by Betsy on July 30, 2017 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

Short link to this post: v.gd/clear17 I am honored to be invited to facilitate a workshop titled Teaching with technology: Basic tools and techniques, July 31-August 2, 2017. This is one of CLEAR‘s summer workshops, held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Presentation slides (PDF) I will facilitate learning to use the resources listed below during the workshop: […]

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Reading and writing Japanese vs. Chinese

Posted by Betsy on July 24, 2017 in Language |

Is it harder to learn to read Japanese or Mandarin Chinese? Let’s find out!

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Pleasantly it is the opposite.

Posted by Betsy on July 11, 2017 in Language, Web2.0 |

Inspired by Google Translate poetry such as Muttony Muco, I have “written” a poem of my own. That Neat Sneakily Let it go Right Let it go Pleasantly Let it go Pleasantly it is the opposite. Powered by Pleasantly it is right. Let’s do it again, that’s it. Pleasing to speak. Let’s hurry, that’s it! […]

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The future is behind us

Posted by Betsy on July 9, 2017 in Uncategorized |
Great Wall

I just got back from a month in Beijing (did I mention that I helped write a Fulbright-Hays grant?), and I talk about bit about my thoughts on learning Mandarin on another blog. More thoughts to come here soon.

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Book chapter published

Posted by Betsy on May 23, 2017 in Uncategorized |

I’m excited to share that a chapter that I co-authored has been published!

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Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad – China

Posted by Betsy on May 15, 2017 in Uncategorized |

We got a grant and are headed to Beijing for a month! I’m blogging about it.

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Basic Excel skills for teachers

Posted by Betsy on October 15, 2016 in InstructionalDesign |

Reposting from the Gettysburg College Language Resource Center blog: On Wednesday, October 12, I held a workshop on Basic Excel skills for teachers and researchers, with the following description: Do you use Excel as a grade book or for data collection? In this workshop, you’ll work with Excel hands-on to develop basic skills, such as quickly […]

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Engaging ELs using digital tools

Posted by Betsy on July 27, 2016 in Language, Web2.0 |

Short link to this post: v.gd/ccell I am honored to be invited to facilitate a workshop titled Engaging ELs using digital tools, August 10, 2016, as part of the ELL Symposium: Exemplary Practices for Exceptional Learning, held by the Chester County Intermediate Unit in Downington, PA. Presentation slides (PDF) I will facilitate learning to use the resources listed below during […]

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Teaching with technology: Basic tools and techniques

Posted by Betsy on July 16, 2016 in Language, Web2.0 |

Short link to this post: v.gd/clear I am honored to be invited to facilitate a workshop titled Teaching with technology: Basic tools and techniques, July 18-20, 2016. This is one of CLEAR‘s summer workshops, held at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI. Presentation slides (PDF) I will facilitate learning to use the resources listed below during the workshop: In-class […]

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