Archive for the 'language learning' Category

Chicago Course Connection Grants

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM Location: Cobb 210 (2nd Floor – CSL)   On Wednesday, May 7th (12:30pm-1:30pm), Christopher Skrable, University Community Service Center (UCSC) Associate Director, Veronica Vegna, Italian Language Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, and Ana Lima, Portuguese Language Coordinator and Senior Lecturer will give a presentation on the […]

Presentation on ACTFL 2013 and The Language and Culture Workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Time: 12:30PM Location: CLC – 2nd Floor Cobb – C 210   Please join us on April 9, 2014 at 12:30PM in the CLC for a presentation by Cori Anderson (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Ana Lima (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Jason Grunebaum (South Asian Languages and Civilizations). Our presenters […]

Social Issues and Cultural Awareness in Language Teaching

February 27, 2013 from 12:30 to 1:20 PM in Cobb 210 – 2nd Floor Cobb Hall   Veronica Vegna, Italian Coordinator, will show the work she presented at the November 2012 ACTFL Conference under the title “Social Issues and Cultural Awareness in Language Teaching”. Veronica will also provide suggestions for internet resources, based on her […]

From Language Lab to Language Center and Beyond: Rethinking Learning Spaces for the 21st Century Learner

Wednesday, November 14, 2:00 pm in the CSL, room 210   The presenter is Ute Lahaie, Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Walsh University in Ohio. She is a former professor of world languages currently chairing a Learning Spaces Task Force, designed to prepare the faculty for the use of 21st century learning spaces that go […]

CSL Presentation – “Raising Cultural Awareness through Videos” and “YouTube in the Advanced Language Classroom”

February 13, 2012 @ 12:30PM in Cobb 210 (Cobb 2nd Floor)   Veronica Vegna and Ana Lima of Romance Languages will show the work they presented at the November 2011 ACTFL Conference: “Raising Cultural Awareness through Videos” (Vegna) and “YouTube in the Advanced Language Classroom” (Lima).   Veronica and Ana will also report on other presentations they […]

“Deep Approach” to Language Teaching and Learning

Date: Monday, November 7, 2011 Time: 2:30 PM Where: CSL – 2nd Fl. Cobb – C 201 The CSL will host a presentation by Francois Tochon of the Department of Curriculum & Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on the subject of the “Deep Approach” to language teaching and learning, that has been applied, notably, […]


THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LANGUAGES CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS for Winter Projects — CAMPUS COMPETITION PROPOSALS DUE Friday, January 14, 2011 The Autumn/Winter deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Friday, January 14, 2011. Proposals submitted at this time will compete at the campus level. Application forms and […]

Corpus Methods in Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

The CSL is happy to announce that we will host a masterclass in corpus linguistics during UofC’s Spring Break week, Wed-Sun, March 26-30, 2008. Full information and application information may be found at the CMLLP-2008 website at: forms are available for download here. The workshop will cover corpus methods in linguistic research and the […]

NCLRC Newsletter

The National Capital Language Resource Center puts out a monthly newsletter.

Resources for language learners

–Greetings from the University of Northern Iowa / Cedar Falls, Iowa (USA) I have developed a series of websites for language students and their instructors. I hope that you will share this information with interested persons and add this URL to your website and/or publication(s). Having taught in a private academy, public schools, the Ohio […]


And here’s another tool for learning vocabulary or other brief, factual information: Quizlet. You can use the tool to make your own vocabulary lists and quiz them in a number of ways.

WordMate (by a UofC alumnus)

Here’s a product for vocabulary acquisition made by a University of Chicago alumnus:


WordChamp is a useful website for foreign language learners to practice their vocabulary (use lists posted by other users or make your own lists). The vocabulary feature allows you to test and restest pesky vocabulary that just won’t stick in your memory. They also have webreaders that will give you glossed vocabulary for certain languages. […]