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KU Hosts Technology for the World Language Classroom Workshop

April 10, 2012

KUTZTOWN, PA - Kutztown University's Language Resource Center with the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA) hosts "L2 Tech Day: Communication with Communities" and welcomes keynote speaker Ms. Silvina Orsatti, member of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages on April 14.

The focus is on the skillful use of technology for developing the interpersonal, presentation and interpretive skills for communicating in language communities: the classroom, the school community, the broader community and geographically-separated communities.

The term "L2" stands for second language, using L2 in the classroom is beneficial to students in many different subject areas and is used to enhance teaching methods.

Keynote presenter Orsatti, will be presenting, "Exploring Web 2.0 - Three V's to Enhance Four C's," a workshop promoting communication within and beyond the L2 classroom walls that will enhance 21st century skills using the "Three V's".

Join us for a full day of workshops focusing on technology for the world language classroom. Participants will be given time to try the tools during the workshop sessions, and they will be given time to work with peers to create a lesson plan of their own using one or more of the tools with the guidance and feedback of workshop leaders.

In addition, two of Kutztown University's Modern Language Studies (MLS) faculty,  Dr. Lynn Kutch will present "Cultural Communication through Storytelling and Music Videos", and Dr. Nanzy Zimmerman will present "Using Google Maps to promote the three modes of communication in and outside the classroom".

Registration is limited to 40 participants!

For more information, visit http://www.psmla.net/L2TechDay or the Kutztown University Language Resource Center's site http://www.kutztown.edu/academics/liberal_arts/lrc/events/L2techday.html.