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ACTFL Convention and Expo 2019

Presentations by CUNY Faculty

 

Professors

Eckhard Kuhn-Osius and Yoko Sakurai, (Hunter College), Jennifer Eddy, (Queens College), Evelyn Duran Urrea, (Lehman College), and Alberta Gatti (The Graduate Center) will be presenting in DC next week.

For details on their presentations, see below.

 

PROMOTING LITERACY THROUGH RESEARCH-DRIVEN GRAMMAR INSTRUCTION

The research on L2 grammar teaching, learning, and acquisition is vast. This panel will present how-to approaches to implementing the practical and theoretical research in classroom teaching, focusing heavily on the link between the development of grammar abilities and the development of literacy.

Session Presenter

Scott Windham, Elon University

Co-Presenter(s)

Eckhard Kuhn-Osius, Hunter College, CUNY
Marianna Ryshina-Pankova, Georgetown University

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CONSTRUCTING EDTPA COMMENTARIES: HOW DO WE USE RESEARCH FOR PRACTICE?

This session focuses on EdTPA Commentaries, in which teacher candidates must justify planning, instruction, and assessment decisions using SLA and educational theory. Research data from all stakeholders on research and practice as well as strategies for preparing and mentoring candidates for the edTPA will be shared.

Session Presenter

Jennifer Eddy, Queens College CUNY

Co-Presenter

Dr. Mary Curran, Rutgers University

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WRITING PROFICIENCY DEVELOPMENT OF SPANISH HERITAGE LEARNERS

This paper presents results of a pilot study intended to gauge the writing proficiency development of Spanish heritage learners through a four-semester heritage Spanish college course sequence. The study used an assessment tool modeled after the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test, and had the goal of delineating recommendations for curriculum design.

Researcher(s)

Alberta Gatti, CUNY Graduate Center
Evelyn Duran Urrea, Lehman College

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CAN-DO CRASH COURSE:  MAKE YOUR CLASSROOM MORE COMMUNICATIVE!

Have you tried to use Can-Do Statements, but can’t figure out where to start or how to implement them effectively in your class? This session will help you explore the possibility of redesigning activities based on real life situations and with an authentic and meaningful communicative purpose.

Session Presenter

Yoko Sakurai, CUNY, Hunter College

Co-Presenter(s)

Takami Taylor, University of West Florida
Mrs. Eiko Williams, University of Miami
Naoko Komura, Florida International University

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