2022 Boston Area Pedagogy Conference

A Virtual, Inter-Institutional Dialogue on the Teaching of Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Cinema

Envisioning the Future of Learning and Teaching Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Cinema

To view the complete complete program with session titles and presenters, please click here.

Please find a recording of the event here

For further information, please contact the BAPC planning committee members: Petra Hundemer-Friedman (phf@bu.edu), Mark Lewis (mslewis@bu.edu), Catherine Ritz (critz@bu.edu), Hongyun Sun (hysun@bu.edu) and Emi Yamanaka (yamanaka@bu.edu)

Keynote speaker, Francis Troyan from the Ohio State University. His talk is titled “World Language Teachers’ Voices from COVID: Where Do We Go From Here?”

World Language Teachers’ Voices from COVID: Where Do We Go From Here?
The COVID pandemic has been a trauma on many levels that we continue to grapple with and will for some time, including in our classrooms and in our teaching practice. In this keynote dialogue, we will look at where we have been over the past years and where we are going. As we discuss our experiences and review results of research on teacher practices during the pandemic (e.g., Moser, Wei, & Brenner; Troyan, Başok, & Carr, 2022), we will begin to plan where we go now and identify the support needed as we move forward.

Author Bio

Francis J. Troyan is Associate Professor of Multilingual Language Education at The Ohio State University. Before beginning at Ohio State in 2013, Dr. Troyan was a classroom teacher of French, Spanish, and ESL in Portland, Maine; Burlington, Vermont; and Pittsburgh, PA. At Ohio State, his primary role is coordinating the Bachelor and Masters programs in World Language Education. Along with his passion for pre-service world language teacher education, Dr. Troyan is committed to expanding opportunities for in-service world language teacher development. To this end, Troyan collaborated with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and several regional and national language teaching associations around the country to host the inaugural Leadership Institute for Language Learning (LILL) at Ohio State in July 2015. Building upon the experience of LILL in 2015 and his work in core practices for world language education, Troyan and collaborators at Ohio State developed an online Graduate Certificate Program in Core Practices for World Language Education available to world language teachers across the country.