Language Learner Corpora:
A Workshop for Researchers and Practitioners

April 11-12, 2014

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Spring 2014

Language Learner Corpora: A Workshop for Researchers and Practitioners
April 11-12, 2014

Cheating in Foreign Languages:  Definition, Prevention, Detection and Management 

Dr. Maite Correa
 Colorado State University
Nov. 4, 2013   4:00 p.m.
LNCO 2110
255 S. Central Campus Dr.

Although academic dishonesty has received considerable attention in the recent literature, there is little research on how non-serious cheating issues in a discipline such as biology or chemistry can become highly serious offenses in the context of instruction in the foreign languages (FL). In this talk I will address the following questions:

  1. What is the difference between academic dishonesty in FLs and other disciplines and why?
  2. Who is at fault?
  3. How can we prevent or minimize accidental and unintentional cheating?
  4. How can we detect whether a student used an online translator or received unauthorized help?
  5. What is our responsibility as instructors when we encounter a case?

Maite Correa is an Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures Department at Colorado State University. She has a BA in English Linguistics and Literature (2000) from University of Deusto and an MA in Hispanic Linguistics (2003) and a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (2008) from the University of Arizona. She has published on syntactic theory, critical pedagogy, metalinguistic awareness, heritage language learning and academic integrity. Other research interests include psycholinguistics, instructional technology, multilingualism and forensic linguistics.


Language Teacher Immersion Workshops

July 29–August 2, 2013
9:00 to 3:30
255 S. Central Campus Dr.
LNCO Building
U OF U Campus
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Teaching & Learning Hispanic Culture 
Faculty: Dr. Isabel Dulfano, Dr. Sheri Anderson, & Dr. Gary Atwood 
This language immersion workshop will offer insights into the Spanish language and the rich diversity of Spanish history, literature, culture and peoples. Isabel Dulfano will present on literary analysis, focusing first on narrative analysis, and second on drama/theatre. Gary Atwood will focus on the study of Spanish poetry; this class is designed to facilitate the use of poetry in the classroom and will review the basic formal elements of poetry as well as poetic devices. Participants will have the opportunity to practice teaching poetry to their peers and develop their own analysis of this genre. Finally, Sheri Anderson will provide an overview of linguistic variation in the Spanish-speaking world and help the participants to reflect on how to address this diversity in their Spanish classes. Participants will be exposed to basic linguistic concepts and terminology widely used in Hispanic linguistics, learn about major issues in Spanish variation and take a detailed look at the dialects of Spanish around the world.

French & Francophone Studies in Cultural Context
Faculty: Dr. Christine Jones, Dr. Anne Lair, & Dr. Esther Rashkin
In this workshop, a variety of expert professors from the French Studies program of the Department of Languages and 
Literature will help teachers become better acquainted with important aspects of French and Francophone literature, culture, and history. Through presentations and discussions of an appealing and thought-provoking selection of French and Francophone materials, teachers will improve their ability to interpret a variety of literary, film, cultural, and historical texts. They will also  gain knowledge of materials and resources that will be of use in their classrooms, and they will improve their French language skills.