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LINGUIST List 20.3412

Fri Oct 09 2009

Confs: Greek Language, Applied Ling, Language Acquisition/USA

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        1.    Marina Terkourafi, Teaching Greek as a Second Language

Message 1: Teaching Greek as a Second Language
Date: 08-Oct-2009
From: Marina Terkourafi <mt217illinois.edu>
Subject: Teaching Greek as a Second Language
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Teaching Greek as a Second Language

Date: 27-Oct-2009 - 28-Oct-2009
Location: Urbana, IL, USA
Contact: Marina Terkourafi
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.moderngreek.illinois.edu/tgsl.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Greek

Meeting Description:

A one-day workshop aiming to link theoretical linguistics with the Foreign Language classroom and explore ways to increase interaction between the two. The workshop is organized by the Modern Greek Studies program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will offer practical information useful to all instructors teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages, using the Greek L2 classroom as a case study.

Para-session: Minority Languages in Greece

Screening of the short film 'Sabiha' (2009), introduced by the film's director, Dr. Evangelia Adamou, and followed by open discussion with the audience.

1:05 pm
Brian Joseph, Ohio State University: A Novel Paradigm for Teaching LCTLs

1:40 pm
Mark Janse, University of Ghent: A Graduate Curriculum for Modern Greek: Incorporating Modern Greek Dialectology and Folklore

2.15 pm
Niovi Antonopoulou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Some Common Pitfalls in the Greek FL Classroom

2:50 pm
Coffee break

3:00 pm
Amalia Arvaniti, University of California at San Diego: Phonetic and Phonological Aspects of Greek Second Language Acquisition

3:35 pm
Stavroula Tsiplakou, University of Cyprus: Teaching Language Variation: a Case Study from Cyprus

4:10 pm
Panayotis Pappas, Simon Fraser University: Distance Education Courses in Greek: The Odysseas Language Tutor

4:45 pm
Coffee break

5:00 pm
Open discussion with FL instructors and students

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