Latest COVID-19 Information

Author: S Mark Lewis

Geddes licenses Extempore for 2020-2021

What is Extempore? It is a web-based software tool that allows instructors to obtain and assess authentic speech without having to schedule face-to-face time with each student. Assignments and grades integrate nicely with Blackboard. A limited group of language programs and faculty have decided to pilot this software in 2020-2021. Anyone who would like to […]

New Resource for Online Teaching

The Summer 2020 Faculty Workgroup developed an open site with wide-ranging solutions for language educators. The site expands on the live sessions (called “Pop-up Sessions”) taking place throughout May and June. All session recordings can be found here.

ACTFL resource – How to move online in a hurry

OK, you’re teaching remotely and things are moving along relatively smoothly. Now what? Is there still room for reflection as we start our third online week? This video by Chris Hromiliak, Chair of the ACTFL Distance Learning SIG, has some solid advice for language educators who don’t have the time to design and develop along […]

Geddes Mini-Grant Recipients for 2019-2020

We are pleased to announce four projects that will receive funding in the form of a Geddes Mini-Grant this year. They are: Boris Corredor: “Language Learning through Film Adaptation”; Svitlana Malykhina: “BU Digital Russian Poetry Project”; Jaemin Roh: “Designing Vlog Projects and Learning Portfolios with SeeSaw”; and Celia Bianconi: “Design and Delivery of an Online […]

Article Recommendation on Classroom Technology

Here is a good Chronicle of Higher Education article offering a basic roadmap for anyone curious about the relationships between backwards design and adopting classroom technology. The print version is out on our coffee table at Geddes this month.

Forthcoming book co-authored by Prof. Manuela Wagner, Univ. of Connecticut

As one of the presenters at the NERALLT 2018 Conference at Boston University, Dr. Manuela Wagner highlighted the importance of educating today’s language learners for intercultural citizenship. Her forthcoming book Teaching Intercultural Citizenship Across the Curriculum: The Role of Language Education which Wagner has co-authored with Fabiana Cardetti and Michael Byram, places much needed emphasis […]

Boston Area Pedagogy Conference 2019

The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Boston University invites interested faculty from all Boston Area Consortia institutions to attend the: Boston Area Pedagogy Conference An Inter-Institutional Dialogue on the Teaching of Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Cinema Friday, March 22, 2019 at Boston University Register here

NERALLT Conference

The turnout was great and the quality of presentations exceptional at this year’s NERALLT Conference, hosted by the Geddes Language Center on October 11-12. Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!