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Tech in Language classrooms

From the CLA Language Center:

Wimba VoiceTools on Moodle
Thursday, September 18,
10:10 a.m.
Room 30

Three of the Wimba Voice Tools are now available on the University Moodle course management system. They are Voice Board, Voice Presentation and Podcaster. Sign up for one of the three small group training sessions to learn how to set up and use these tools in your language class. (also offered on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 12:20pm and Friday, Oct. 24, 3:35pm)

To attend this workshop please RSVP to Jian Wu at wuxxx015@umn.edu.

Using Authentic Audio and Video in Your Language Class
Tuesday, October 7
3:35 – 4:25 p.m.
Jones 35

Presenter: Beth Kautz

With satellite TV and the internet, resources for authentic audio and video are abound! The question is, how can you effectively use them in your (beginning, intermediate, advanced) language classes? In this session, we will
• focus on creating level-appropriate tasks
• learn techniques for practicing both receptive and productive skills
• suggest various pre-viewing, viewing and post-viewing activities
• explore methods for unpacking the cultural richness of the visual and audio content