The Berkeley Language Center and Educational Technology Services welcome your participation in their Spring 2013 seminar on using technology and new media for language teaching.
The seminar will meet weekly on Thursdays from 3:30 - 5:00pm in Dwinelle 127, the active learning classroom. Additional open tech workshops will be held weekly on Fridays during the same hours, except on days when the BLC will hold Lecture Series events (3/1 and 4/12). The first day of class is Thursday, February 7th and the final classroom meeting will be on Thursday, May 2nd.
Class meetings will be hands-on and interactive, allowing participants to address practical questions relating to language teaching and technology in their own classrooms, while developing fluency in the language of new media through regular practice. Themes addressed by seminar discussions, readings, and guest speakers will include:
* Understanding and solving common classroom technology problems
* Bridging language and literature learning with technology
* The potentials and limitations of collaborative writing and reading
* Using audio, video and other multimedia to teach culture
* Using social media in and beyond the language classroom
* Alternatives and issues in testing and assessment
* Online intercultural exchange options and opportunities
* Knowing the limits of technology in the L2 classroom
A formal certificate of completion will be presented by the Berkeley Language Center to participants who attend at least 80% of the class sessions.
Class size is limited, so please register as soon as possible.
For full details and a link to register, go to http://blc.berkeley.edu/index.php/blc/post/language_teaching_and_technology_seminar