FLL Professional Development Workshop with Dr. Sabine Gross

German Department Logo

The German Department and the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics will host a workshop led by Sabine Gross, Professor of German and Affiliate Professor of Theater and Interdisciplinary Theater Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This event is open to all FLL faculty and graduate students.

Learning and speaking a foreign language is a process of discovery that can produce anxiety and stress in students. Relaxing the usual emphasis on meaning and conventional verbal communication will allow us to experience language in new ways that can contribute to learner enjoyment and success in the classroom. 

This workshop will offer participants a different way of engaging with language that can be utilized at any level of language instruction. Participants will acquire strategies suitable for a wide range of applications in the foreign-language classroom, from the first week of instruction through advanced literature classes. 

The workshop will incorporate examples from a wide variety of foreign languages, based on participants’ language backgrounds. 

When:         Friday, September 14, 2018, 11 am – 5 pm (including lunch and coffee)

Where:     304 Maguire (off the Presidents’ Room by Riggs Library. Take the elevator at the south end of Healy Hall to the third floor, turn left, and you will see it straight ahead)

Who:          All FLL faculty members and graduate students 

What:      “Performing Language in the Foreign Language Classroom – an Experiential-Interactive Approach” 

Registration:     Please register by Friday, September 7 at https://doodle.com/poll/b3s5mugirnx4cqng

Note your language in the comment field. If you cannot join at 11 am, you are welcome to join later. Please indicate that in comment field as well.

What to wear:    We will be moving quite a bit, so wear or change into comfortable clothes.

What to bring:  Think of two interesting-sounding multi-syllable words in “your” language, possibly a brief children’s rhyme or tongue-twister or idiom to share.

Questions:     Feel free to write to workshop organizers (Anja.Banchoff@georgetown.edu) and/or (Astrid.Weigert@georgetown.edu), Department of German