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Language Matters! Modeling Controversial Discussions in Upper-Division Language Courses with Beatriz Schleppe and Valentin Duquet

November 18, 2021 | Video


Language Matters! Podcasting History: Project-Based Learning in the Advanced Language Classroom with Marina Alexandrova

October 14, 2021 | Video | Slides


SLS Talk: Encountering and Processing Racism in Film in Undergraduate Students of German Through Targeted In-Class Interventions with Emily Krauter

September 24, 2021 | Video and Slides

Language Matters! Beyond the Binary: An Inclusive Pedagogical Approach with Rachel Poulin

September 16, 2021 | Video | Slides

SLS Talk: Interfaces Between Morphology and Phonology in the Acquisition of a Second Language with Nick Henry

September 10, 2021 | Video and Slides


Language Matters! Fostering Authentic Communication in the Foreign Language Classroom with Hannes Mandel

April 22, 2021 | Video | Spreadsheet coming soon! 

Game On! Cool Apps and Games for Language Learning with Patricia Kyle, Thomas Garza, Melissa Ferro, Orlando Kelm, Will Slade, and Alex Thomas

April 15, 2021 | Video | Handout 


Language Matters! Changing Places: Study Abroad, Transformative Experiences, and Equity with Thomas Garza.

March 25, 2021 | Video 

Take the Leap! Design Your Own Online, Hybrid, or Blended Course with Patricia Kyle, Thomas Garza, Amanda Bush, Yazz Fawaz, Christian Hilchey, Heather Rice, and Sarah Jey Whitehead.

March 11, 2021 | Video 


Don't Stress Me Out! Addressing Anxiety, Stress, and Performance Fears in Online Classes with Krista Chambless, Kelly Moser, and Victoria Russell.

February 25, 2021 | Video 



Language Matters! Evaluating the Efficacy of Online Grammar-Translation Techniques: Lessons From Web-Based First-Year Latin with Michael Mignanelli

November 18, 2020 | Video

Why Stop There: Continuing Virtual Education Outside of Class with Patricia J. Kyle, Maxence Leconte, Yazz Fawaz, Marina Alexandrova, and Andrea Blatt

November 12, 2020 | Video | Slides | Handout 

When Zoom is Over: Creating Language Materials for Asynchronous Interaction with Dr. Vivian Flanzer and Dr. Jeannette Okur

November 5, 2020 | Video


Can We Talk? Learner Engagement and Cooperation Online with Patricia J. Kyle, Maxence Leconte, Yazz Fawaz, Vivian Flanzer, Amanda Bush, and Vanessa Fanelli

October 15, 2020 | Video | Slides

Language Matters! Becoming a "Legitimate" L2 Speaker: The Role of Non-Traditional Speaker Models with Marylise Rilliard

October 14, 2020 | Video

Making the Most of Zoom Breakout Rooms with Authentic Materials with Dr. Christian Hilchey and Dr. Heather Rice

October 1, 2020 | Video (part 1) | Video (part 2)


Facing Virtual Realities: Learning Objectives, Assessment Strategies, and Online Assessment with Patricia J. Kyle (slides), Maxence Leconte, Yazz Fawaz, and Delia Montesinos on using Proctorio (slides with voiceover)

September 17, 2020 | Video 

Different Strokes: Attending to Learner Styles during Online Instruction with Ms. Sarah Le Pichon (slides) and Dr. Thomas J. Garza (slides)

September 3, 2020 | Video


Ready, Set, Go! Teaching Online with Canvas and Zoom with Dr. Patricia J. Kyle, Dr. Maxence Leconte, and Dr. Yazz Fawaz 

August 20, 2020 | Video

Count Me In! Diversity, Inclusivity, and Online Language Instruction with Dr. Rachel Stauffer, Dr. Colleen Lucey, and Dr. Thomas J. Garza 

August 8, 2020 | Video

Rachel Stauffer's presentation slides

Colleen Lucey's presentation slides

Thomas J. Garza's presentation slides 


Reimagining the SOPI during Covid-19: Simulated Oral Proficiency Interviews & Teaching World Languages Online with Dr. Dale Koike, Dr. Pat Kyle, and Dr. Thomas J. Garza 

July 11, 2020 | Video

Dale Koike's presentation slides

Pat Kyle's presentation slides

Thomas J. Garza's presentation slides


Effective Methods to Advance Heritage Spanish Teaching with Delia Montesinos, Jocelly Meiners, Alana Kubeczka, Flavia Belpoliti, Edna Velasquez, and Encarna Bermejo. 

June 25-26, 2020 | Video and documents

Get Your Students Speaking! Intentionally Raising Oral Proficiency in the Language Classroom with Dr. Nina Wilson 

June 24, 2020 | Video | Powerpoint



Language Matters! 2020 Vision: Generation Z, World Languages, and Global Professionals with Dr. Thomas J. Garza 

October 16, 2019 | Video: Part 1 | Video: Part 2 | Powerpoint | Chronicle of Higher Education


Language Matters! Inclusivity and Accomodation in the Language Classroom with Kim Canuette Grimaldi 

October 16, 2019 | Video: Part 1 | Video: Part 2 | Powerpoint


Language Matters! Going Global! Beyond the Four Walls of the Language Classroom with Dr. Pat Kyle and Maxime Leconte 

October 16, 2019 | Video: Part 1 | Video: Part 2 | Powerpoint coming soon


Language Matters! Off Script: Performance in the Development of Spontaneous Speaking Skills with Alex Thomas 

September 18, 2019 | Video: Part 1 | Video: Part 2 | Powerpoint


The Play's the Thing: Teaching World Languages Using Drama-Based Techniques with Thomas J. Garza, Antonella Olson and Alex Thomas

August 12, 2019 |

Thomas Garza's presentation slides

Antonella Olson's presentation slides

Alex Thomas's presentation slides


Language Matters! : Teaching Languaculture Through Media in the L2 Classroom with Victor Garre León 

April 15, 2019 | Video | Powerpoint


World Languages Day Career Services Presentation with Robert Vega, Director 

March 30, 2019 | Slides

Language Matters! : Teaching Social Hierarchy and Popular Imaginary using Telenovelas with Claudio Eduardo Moura de Oliveira 

March 11, 2019 | Video

Explore UT: Global Voices and Songs from Around the World

March 2, 2019 | Video

Event program with source texts and translations


Language Matters! : Culture of Close Listening: Listening Exercises as a Faciliator for Teaching Phrases and Idioms in the Language Classroom with Rama Hamarneh  

February 11, 2019 | Video

Rama Hamarneh's Presentation Slides 



Language Matters! : New Graduate Portfolio Program in Language Teaching and Program Coordination with Dr. Thomas Garza

November 13, 2018 | Video Part 1 and Part 2


Language Matters! : Language Learning for the 21st Century: Interpersonal Communication Through Digital Communities with Juan Pinto

October 16, 2018 | Video


Language Matters! : Inclusive Pedagogy and the Language Learning Classroom with Sarah Le Pichon

September 11, 2018 | Video Part 1 and Part 2
Sarah Le Pichon's Presentation Slides 


Then & Now : FL Methodology Revisited with Dr. Carl Blyth, Dr. Thomas J. Garza, Dr. Orlando Kelm, Anousha Shahsavari.

July 27, 2018 | Presentation videos list |

Orlando Kelm's Language Instruction Padlet

Anousha Shahsavari's Presentation Slides

Carl Blyth's Presentation Slides

Thomas Garza's Presentation Slides


Heritage Spanish workshop: "From Conception to Implementation: Creating and Sustaining a Heritage Spanish Language Program" with Gabriela Zapata, Sarah Sweeney, Jocelly Meiners, José Esteban Hernández, Yanina Hernández, and Flavia Belpoliti

June 7 & 8, 2018 | Presentation slides, handouts and videos


Language Matters! : "On the Practice of Teaching Literary Translation" with Dr. Mohammad Ghanoonparvar

April 12, 2018 | Video Part 1 and Part 2


Language Matters! : Bridging the Print/Digital Divide with Social Reading with Dr. Carl Blyth

March 8, 2018 | Video Part 1 and Part 2


Language Matters! : Translating Punctuation as a Metaphor for Literary Translation with Marian Schwartz

February 15, 2018 | Video Part 1 and Part 2



Language Matters! Designing Backward, Moving Forward: Reverse Design and Foreign Language Curricula with Dr. Thomas J. Garza

November 15, 2017 | Video Part 1 and Part 2

All the World's A Stage: Languages Through Drama 

November 4, 2017

Alex Fulk's Presentation Part 1 and Part 2

Alex Fulk's Presentation Slides

Devon Donohue Bergeler's Presentation Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3

Devon Donohue Bergeler Presentation Slides

Marina Alexandrova's Presentation Part 1 and Part 2

Marina Alexandrova's Presentation Slides

Antonella Olson's Presentation

Antonella Olson Presentation Slides


Globally Speaking: Preparing Students for Using Languages in the Global Workplace 

April 24, 2017 | Powerpoint 1 | Powerpoint 2 | Powerpoint 3 | Video 1 | Video 2 | Video 3 | Video 4 | Video 5 | Video 6 | Video 7 | Video 8 | Video 9 


Using Short Listening Dialogues in a Communicative Classroom

March 21, 2017 | Video



Is the Drama Worth It: Experiences With Drama-Based Pedagogy

November 14, 2016 | Video


From the Alphabet to Chekhov in One Year: Working With Literary Texts in Intensive Russian | 

October 24, 2016 | Marina Potoplyak and Katya Cotey Video | Slides


Developing and Assessing Intercultural Communication Skills: Where Language and Culture Meet

July 29, 2016 | Slides (zip file)


Language Matters! ePortfolio Your Language with David Simmons, instructor of American Sign Language in the Department of Linguistics

February 17, 2016 | David Simmons Video

FL@DH: Foreign Languages in the Digital Humanities

February 6, 2016 | Session Videos

  • Classical Intertextuality and Computation | Pramit Chaudhuri, Dartmouth College

  • Danteworlds: DHing the Scholar-Teacher in the Piazza | Guy Raffa, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Enacting Public Digital History: Stitching History from the Holocaust | Matthew Russell, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Collaborative Story-Telling: “Berliner sehen” and Deep Learner Engagement | Ellen W. Crocker and Kurt E. Fendt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Digital Social Reading: Textual Interpretation as Collaborative Activity | Carl Blyth, The University of Texas at Austin

  • Making Do With arabiCorpus: Getting Past English Corpus Envy and Making the Most of What We Have | Dilworth Parkinson, Brigham Young University

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  • Texas Language Center

    University of Texas at Austin
    2505 University Ave, B7800
    BUR 572
    Austin, Texas 78712-1085