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NERALLT 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 11th and 12th 2018

Boston University, Boston, MA

Hosted by the Geddes Language Center at Boston University 

 


Theme:

FOSTERING AND ASSESSING INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

 

Apart from communicative competence, developing intercultural competence has become one of the main goals of language instruction in the 21st century. Technology has opened new ways to connect language learners with the world and has brought about interesting ways to allow students to sharpen their cultural awareness, increase target culture knowledge, and expand their global competence. How can technology be used to foster the development of intercultural competence? In which ways can technology help instructors assess students’ intercultural competence and global awareness? How have technological innovations been applied to classroom settings to emphasize intercultural learning?

 

Keynote Speakers

Gisela Hoecherl-Alden, Assistant Dean and Director of Language Instruction, Boston University

Sue Griffin, Master Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Romance Studies, Boston University


 

Program


For the detailed program, please visit the Program page.


NERALLT 2018 will feature sessions that discuss projects, ideas, and initiatives to develop and assess students’ intercultural competence through technology in the following formats: 

  •     30 Minute Individual/Group Presentation
  •     Roundtable Discussion or Panel (30 minutes, maximum 3 presenters +15 min Q & A)
  •     (Electronic) Poster Session
  •     Workshop (1-2 hours, hands-on)
  •     Lightning Round Session (5 minute presentation followed by facilitated group discussion)

 

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