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557. (Re)Positioning Collegiate Foreign Language Studies: Beyond the MLA and Teagle Reports

Saturday, 5 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., 201, Hynes

Program arranged by the American Association of Teachers of German

Presiding: Gisela Ruth Hoecherl-Alden, Boston Univ.

Speakers: Heidi Byrnes, Georgetown Univ.; Wade A. Edwards, Longwood Univ.; Senta Goertler, Michigan State Univ.; Elizabeth Hamilton, Oberlin Coll.

Session Description:

The MLA challenged the profession to develop foreign language programs in which students achieve proficiency through multiple literacies. With many faculty members lacking the pedagogical expertise to link content and language learning, the challenge is a mandate for comprehensive faculty development. This session considers approaches to developing literacy-based instruction for all, on campus and online.


  • Teaching – Language

  • German Literature – General

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