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Annual Graduate Student Conference

LANDS OF FREEDOM?
Oppressions, Subversions and Pursuits of Justice in a Changing World

Keynote Speaker
JAVIER SICILIA
Activist, Poet & Novelist

Friday, February 9, 2018
Shalala Student Center - Ballroom East
1330 Miller Drive, Coral Gables

Call for Papers Deadline: November 10, 2017

Sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures and the Joseph Carter Memorial Fund


II IMFLIT - International Meeting on Foreign Language Learning in Tandem
Transcultural Language Learning: Toward Global Citizenship in (e)Tandem

March 22-24, 2018  | University of Miami

Call for Papers - Deadline: September 25, 2017

 

Learning foreign languages in-tandem has been used by many students and professionals, since it was developed in Europe in the seventies and eighties. Foreign language learning in-tandem is based on principles of peer collaboration, autonomy, and reciprocity with two speakers of different languages collaborate to learn the language of each other. In the present era of globalization, the development of new ICTs – Information Communication Technologies - have eliminated trans-geographical and transnational borders, providing foreign language teachers and students with new opportunities for communication and contact between languages and cultures. When these principles of collaboration and reciprocity are used in a virtual environment through the use of videoconferencing applications (like Skype), this context is called teletandem.

The objective of this international meeting is to offer a context for researchers who are currently developing studies on teletandem learning to share their ideas and research progress with other colleagues, particularly (but not exclusively) those who are working with the developments of technology and foreign language learning in-tandem.

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