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EAP for Incoming International Gradute Students

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The University of Notre Dame's Graduate School and the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) are partnering to offer an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Pre-Academic Summer Program for STEM students. This program will provide participating students an opportunity to learn and practice academic English--including presentation and teaching skills relevant to teaching/lab assistant roles--from specialized faculty within a targeted curriculum before the start of the fall semester.…

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Language Technology Consultations

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Geraldine Ameriks

As the Center prepares for the 2013-2014 academic year, we invite foreign language faculty to visit for consultations on integrating technology in the classroom.

This week, Professor Geraldine Ameriks, with whom the CSLC has collaborated the last several years, met with Matt Getze, Assistant Director of Programming and Technology, to plan creative production and writing projects that involve the use of computer-mediated communications (CMC) platforms and portable video capturing devices. Professor Ameriks, who teaches Advanced Spanish and Conversation and Writing in Spanish at Notre Dame, has eagerly and effectively put CMC platforms, including blogging and video conferencing, to use. The sequential structure of blogging has provided Professor Ameriks' students opportunities for asynchronous writing production, reflection, and interaction, as students are able to view each others' perspectives and respond accordingly. Open to new programs that make pedagogical and practical sense, Professor Ameriks has also had her students participate in a virtual face-to-face Spanish Conversation program known as Platica

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CSLC Welcomes back Melissa Medina

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The CSLC is pleased to announce the return of Melissa Guadalupe Medina. Melissa is a multilingual Notre Dame student who spent 10 months in the 201 - 2013 academic year studying in Bologna, Italy. We are delighted to have her back as an Italian language peer tutor in the fall and as a student staff member this summer.…

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