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Fall 2019 Consortium Workshop

The Fall 2018 Award winning proposal is for a workshop on Project-Based Language Teaching and Learning to be held at Yale University on October 25 - 26, 2019.


Angela Lee-Smith (Yale Univ.)
Joowon Suh (Columbia Univ.)
Meejeong Song (Cornell Univ.)


Workshop Site 

Keynote Presentation/Workshop: Yale Center for Language Study Room 100

Reception: Provost's House, Yale University (35 Hillhouse Ave, New Haven, CT)


This workshop focuses on a pedagogical issue across languages: project-based learning (PBL). The keynote session will present informative and practical guidelines to help the participants explore the principles and benefits of PBL for language teaching and learning in higher education settings. Next, the workshop panel of lightning talks will showcase various projects that language colleagues designed, implementing a range of pedagogical approaches and purposes, and are currently using in their language classrooms. To highlight practical applications, the workshop will facilitate in-depth discussion and hands-on group work to enable participants to develop/refine their own projects, based on their interests and curriculum. Finally, the workshop will invite the participants to collaboratively contribute to build the online project repository through the consortium platform and share their projects with language teaching practitioners.

Program (Tentative)

Friday, October 25, 2019         

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.              

Workshop Opening 

Welcome by Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl, Director of the Center for Language Study, Yale University

Keynote Presentation

Julio Rodriguez 

Director, National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), University of Hawaii at Manoa 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                Opening Reception 

Saturday, October 26, 2019

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                Breakfast    

9:00 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.             Panel I - Lightning Talks: Project Showcase           

Telecollaboration-based project (Joowon Suh, Korean, Columbia University)

Place-based / Community-based project (Angela Lee-Smith, Korean, Yale University) 

Arts-based project (Angelina Craig-Florez, Spanish, Columbia University)

Projects for Heritage Language Learners (Sybil Alexandrov, Spanish, Yale University) 

Q & A; Discussion 

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.          Break (Refreshments available) 

10:50 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Panel II - Lightning Talks: Project Showcase

Content-based project (Meejeong Song, Korean, Cornell University) (William Zhou, Chinese, Yale University)

Multiliteracies-based project (Christine Sagnier, French, Princeton University)

Projects to foster (inter)cultural competence (Candace Skorupa, French, Yale University)  

Q & A, Discussion 

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.         Ways to Assess Project Outcomes

Mary Jo Lubrano (Associate Director and Assessment Specialist, Yale Center for Language Study)

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.            Lunch

2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.           *Hands-on Break-out Session

                                              Discussion + Develop/refine Projects   

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.             Break (Refreshments available)

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.            Final Presentations & Wrap-up Discussion: Projects in progress + Future project ideas and proposals  

* Note 1: There will be seven stations, one for each panelist and his/her respective topic. Participants can choose a station based on her/his interest.

Workshop Site

Reception/Keynote Presentation/Workshop: Yale Center for Language Study   Room 100

Keynote Speaker

Julio Rodriguez 

Director, National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC), University of Hawaii at Monoa 

Panel Presenters

  •     Telecollaboration-based Project: Joowon Suh (Korean, Columbia University) 
  •     Place-based Project / Community-based Project:  Angela Lee-Smith (Korean, Yale University)
  •     Content-based Project: Meejeong Song (Korean, Cornell University) William Zhou (Chinese, Yale University) 
  •     Projects for Heritage Language Learners: Sybil Alexandrov (Spanish, Yale University)  
  •     Multiliteracies-based Project: Christine Sagnier (French, Princeton University) 
  •     Projects to Foster (Inter)cultural Competence: Candace Skorupa (French, Yale University)   
  •     Arts-based Project: Angelina Craig-Florez (Spanish, Columbia University)
  •     Assessment: Mary Jo Lubrano (Associate Director and Assessment Specialist, Yale Center for Language Study)

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