Weaving Community Based Learning Throughout the Language Curriculum


Location: Geddes Hall Coffee House

Annie R. Abbott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Annie Abbott is a nationally known leader in L2 Community Based Learning (CBL). Her many articles, frequent conference presentations, popular Spanish CBL blog, http://spanishandillinois.blogspot.com/, and intermediate level Spanish CBL textbook, Comunidades, are all evidence of her scholarship and leadership in the field. Not only has she taught several different CBL courses, like her recent “Spanish for Business” course, she also brings her perspective of overarching curricular issues thanks to her role as Director of Undergraduate Studies for her department. Please join us for her open lecture:

9:45-11:30 Geddes Hall Coffee House:
Open Lecture (language faculty, graduate teaching assistants,
CSLC, CSC, International Studies)
Gather for coffee/beverages 9:45-10; lecture at 10.

Weaving Community Based Learning
Throughout the Language Curriculum

By tracing the winding path of college language students, we can deliberately map community based learning onto several points of that trajectory. In this talk, Ann will chart some pivotal points in "the language student experience" and suggest ways both big and small that we can capitalize on those moments to help students situate themselves and their learning within communities.

Sponsored by The Center for Social Concerns, The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, and The Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures