The CSLC prioritizes innovative second language acquisition through Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) and other effective uses of technology. The center provides language technology workshops throughout the semester. In addition, direct one-on-one consultations with language faculty are available by appointment. Please contact the CSLC Educational Technologist Guieswende Rouamba at or 574.631.1332

Workshops/Talks Fall 2019

Online College Teaching Series for Graduate Students
Graduate students are invited to attend a six-week online training on how to design online courses. Participants will learn the basic pedagogical approaches, design principles, and technological tools that facilitate online learning. The institute is completely online and requires 4 to 6 hours per week of your time.
September 9 to October 20
Location: Online 
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Virtual Reality for Language Teachers: Key Concepts, Applications, and Limitations
Virtual Reality has over the past five years established itself as an affordable technology that can be used practically in a variety of educational contexts. In this talk, Josh and Chris will explain key VR background concepts, its potential value to language educators, and feedback from students who have participated in their research. Finally, there will be an opportunity for attendees to try out the technology and to discuss its use in the language classroom.
September 12, 2019
Presenters: Josh Brunotte and Chris Hastings
Location: 232 DeBartolo Hall
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Extensive Reading: How to implement it.
Extensive reading (ER) is the independent reading of many, various, self-selected, easy materials (Day & Bamford, 2004). It is different from the traditional, teacher-centered intensive reading. Learn how ER can be a robust and flexible method for encouraging autonomous learning, serve increasingly diverse groups of students, satisfy their individual needs and provide an opportunity for teachers to reflect on their own teaching.
Presenters: Rachel Parroquin, Alisha Reaves, and Noriko Hanabusa 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
246 Hesburgh Library 
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Improve your Teaching and Student Learning with Classroom Research
Participants will explore the landscape of Discipline-Based Research (DBR) and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL). Participants will brainstorm potential research goals, questions, and data for their own course. Applied learning research support services and resources such as survey/rubric design, video observations, consent forms, and umbrella IRB will be shared.
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Time: 10:00 to 11:15 a.m.
Location: 246 Hesburgh Library
Presenter(s): Alex Ambrose, Dan Hubert Guieswende Rouamba