Join us March 29, 2-4 PM for an interactive workshop led by Dr. María Luisa Parra, Harvard University, entitled “Heritage Languages in the University classroom: Pedagogical challenges and possibilities” RSVP here.
Thanks to Alison, our Instructional Services Coordinator, for going to extra effort to ensure that all coffee pods consumed by our faculty, staff, students and friends get recycled. Alison introduced us to the Grounds to Grow On service in late October, and to date we have filled more than four boxes. Kudos!
Drop in at any time posted on our Workshops page for a quick 20-minute tutorial
Geddes was among those who presented a poster at BU’s first Teaching with Technology Festival on October 11, 2016.
The ongoing lecture series “Theory and Practice of Literary Translation” for 2016 have been posted online.
The lectures are avaiulable to anyone with a BU username and Kerberos password, and include:
Christopher Ricks – Beckett’s Translating Himself [01-29-2016]
Lawrence Venuti – Translating J.V. Foix’s Daybook 1918 – The Strangeness of Minority [02-19-2016]
Virginia Jewiss – This Must Be the Place Getting Italian Films to Speak English [02-26-2016]
Robert Pinsky and Luis Alberto Ambroggio – Translated and Translator – Ginza Samba – Poemas Escogidos [03-04-2016]
Irina Mashinski -Translating as the Art of Variations – Russian Poetry and the Myth of Singularity [03-18-2016]
David Hinton – Translating Classical Chinese poetry [04-8-2016]
Michael Emmerich – On Translating The Tale of Genji into Japanese [04-15-2016]
Frederick Ahl and Sarah Ruden – Translating Vergil’s Aeneid – A Conversation [04-22-2016]
The time has come to say a huge “Thank you!” to our graduating seniors Beza Begosew, Alex Fedurina, Dheandra Jack, and Danielle Smith. You will always be part of Team Geddes! Congratulations on the occasion of your graduation!
With warmer weather comes a series of three new professional development workshops in the Geddes Language Center. First up is a panel discussion entitled “Teaching Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom.” Next we will offer “how to facilitate group-based learning: what do you use and what are the benefits?” on April 8, 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Thirdly we will host a “Faculty Showcase” on April 13, 1:00 – 3:00 PM with presentations by five different Geddes Mini-Grant recipients about their work.
Some of you have suggested that we include relevant information from CLEAR, the Center for Language Education and Research at Michigan State University when we find it. The current issue of the CLEAR newsletter focuses on assessment using ACTFL’s Can-Do Statements. It leads off with an article on the subject by Bill VanPatten (whose webinar we viewed earlier this year in Geddes) co-authored with Walter P. Hopkins. Click here for a link to CLEAR’s website where this resource is featured.