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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 […]

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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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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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2016 MSU Workshop for Teachers of Japanese

Posted by Betsy on May 12, 2016 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

I am honored to be the invited presenter at this year’s Japanese Language Teacher Workshop of the Japanese Teachers Association of Michigan on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Michigan State University. The workshop is titled The Power of Input, Fun, and Games. You can download the slides. Tools, Materials, and Resources Presented 多読 resources NPO多言語多読 – resources and graded […]

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Practical tech tools for Arabic language teachers

Posted by Betsy on April 20, 2016 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

We are honored to have the opportunity to present our workshop, Practical tech tools for Arabic language teachers. The resources and tools that we refer to are listed below. Presentation slides Solving technical problems Arabic Keyboard Yamli (Arabic keyboard) RTL character Right-click on input box and choose “right justify” (right) CTRL + (right) SHIFT to right justify […]

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TALFL Keynote: Aim High (Tech)

Posted by Betsy on April 13, 2016 in InstructionalDesign, Language, Web2.0 |

I am honored to be invited to give the keynote presentation at the Sixth TESOL, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Conference at West Chester University on April 16, 2016. Presentation slides (PDF) TodaysMeet room – online space for comments and questions during presentation In the presentation, I mention many resources for language teaching and learning, many of […]

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IALLT Language Center Director Survey, 2015

Posted by Betsy on February 1, 2016 in Language |

IALLT periodically surveys the community of language center/lab directors to investigate the state of language centers and the positions and duties of their directors. To disseminate the findings of the 2015 survey to the IALLT membership, we present here the results of key questions regarding language center management and design. To maximize the usefulness of […]

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