8:30-9:00 a.m.         Breakfast and Check-in (Perkins 217)

9:00-10:00 a.m.       Welcome & Opening Keynote

“Transformative Language Teaching Practices,” Dr. Stacey Margarita Johnson (Vanderbilt University), Perkins 217

10:00-10:30 a.m.     Presentations Session 1 (concurrent sessions):

“Working for Understanding: Productive Tensions in Doing Exploratory Practice,” Laura Bilanceri, Laura Casa, Della Chambless, Cori Crane, Bethzaida Fernández, and Melissa Simmermeyer, Romance Studies (Italian and Spanish), Germanic Languages and Literatures (German), Perkins 217

“Could Google Translate Become a Friend of the Language Classroom,” Eunyoung Kim, Yuseon Yun, and Eunjung Ji, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Korean), Rubenstein 249

10:30-11:00 a.m.     Presentations Session 2 (concurrent sessions):

“Building Community: Applying Exploratory Practice to Collaborative Teaching and Learning Portfolios,” Laura Casa and Della Chambless, Romance Studies (Italian), Perkins 217

11:00-11:15 a.m.     Coffee break (Perkins 217)

11:15-11:45 a.m.     Presentations Session 3 (concurrent sessions):

“Making Meaning of Cultures: Perspectives and Practices through Projects,” Lisa Merschel, Joan Munné, and Liliana Paredes, Romance Studies (Spanish), Perkins 217

“Process-Oriented Assessment Tasks to Minimize Speaking Anxiety,” Merve Yildirim, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Turkish), Rubenstein 249

“Promoting Student Agency and Reflection through Cover Notes,” Daniel McCarthy and Rebekah Callari-Kaczmarczyk, English for International Students, LINK 088 Classroom 4

12:00-1:00 p.m.       Lunch (Perkins 217)

1:00-2:00 p.m.         Afternoon Keynote

“The Emotional Labor of Language Teaching: Experienced Teachers’ Accounts of Emotional Challenges, Rewards and Management Strategies,” Dr. Elizabeth Miller (UNC-Charlotte), Perkins 217

2:00-2:30 p.m.         Presentations Session 4 (concurrent sessions):

“Techniques for Teaching Students Language Prosody,” Carolyn Quarterman, English for International Students, Perkins 217

“Weaving Oral History into Language and Culture Classes,” Carolyn Lee and Maha Houssami, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Chinese, Arabic), Rubenstein 249

2:30-2:45 p.m.         Coffee break 

2:45-3:15 p.m.         Presentations Session 5 (concurrent sessions):

“Techniques for Enhancing Speaking Skills in L2 Classes with Podcasts,” Kusum Knapczyk, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Hindi), Perkins 217

“Developing Temporal-Spatial Meaning in Personal Recounts of Beginning L2 Learners of German,” Cori Crane and Michael Malloy, Germanic Languages and Literature (German), Rubenstein 249

3:15-3:45 p.m.         Presentations Session 6 (concurrent sessions):

“Brain, Language, and Culture: Understanding the Neural Correlates of Proficiency,” Edna Andrews, Slavic and Eurasian Studies (Russian) and Linguistics, Perkins 217

“Game-Based Learning and Gamification Experiences in My SFL Classroom,” Luis Navaro, Romance Studies (Spanish), Rubenstein 249

4:00-5:00 p.m.          Closing and Reception (Perkins 217)