Conference Schedule

The following is the provisional schedule for the Conference:

 8:30-9:15  Registration
Keynote Session
Dr. Jane Arnold, University of Seville, Spain
Language Learning: Affective and Effective
 11:00-11:25 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Workshops
Mr. Paul Blackman, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
Cave Hill Campus, UWI, Barbados

Remix and Reuse: Creative Commons and OER in Language Teaching

Dr. Jason Siegel, Cave Hill Campus, UWI, Barbados
Dictionary Skills for Teachers of Second Languages
 13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
 14:00- 15:00 Workshop
Prof. Yareira Puig-Pernas, School of Spanish as Foreign Language, University of Havana, Cuba
Didactic Interrelated Use of Language, Literature and Film in the Teaching and Learning of Spanish as Second (E/L2) and Foreign Language (E/LE)
 15:00-16:00 Research Papers

Prof. Juan Carlos Rocha Osornio, University of Toronto, Canada
 Connecting the Classroom with the Local Spanish-Speaking Community of Toronto: The Effects of Community Service Learning in an Advanced Spanish Course
Prof. Natalia Liakina, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
The Added Value of Speech Technologies for L2 Pronunciation Training
16:00-17:30 Workshops:
Ms. Paula González, Cave Hill Campus, UWI, Barbados
Mr. Marco A. Schaumlöeffel, Cave Hill Campus, UWI, Barbados
VoiceThread: How to use an Online Educative Tool When Teaching a Foreign Language.
FL Teaching Experiences/Experiments with VoiceThread at UWI-Cave Hill.
Dr. Stacy Denny, Dawn Farrell-Boyce, Janice Parizeau, Shernell Joe, Kristal-Lynn Bowen, Michelle Reece-Herbert, Marisa YoungCentre of English Language Teaching (CELT), Cave Hill Campus, UWI, Barbados
Presentation of a Typical ESL Lesson Using the Integrative and Biography Driven Instruction Approaches
 17:30-18:30 Research Papers:
Dr. Yanhua Liu, Confucius Institute at Cave Hill Campus, University of the West Indies, Barbados
Foreign Language Education Policy in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Proposals on Chinese Language Teaching
Dr. Erskine Padmore, The Lodge School, Barbados
Technology as a Tool in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Barbados

9:30-11:00 Keynote Session
Prof. Yareira Puig-Pernas, University of Havana, Cuba
The Teaching of Spanish as Second and Foreign Language and in Cuba

 Coffee Break
 11:30- 13:00 Workshops:
Ms. Lisa Eversley and Ms. Neekale Beckles-ClarkeQueen´s College, Barbados
Encouraging the use of the Target Language in the Foreign Language Classroom
Ms. Beatriz de la Poza, Independent Coach, Spain- Netherlands- Luxembourg- Barbados
How Coaching Can Help Teachers in Dealing and Resolving Problems in a Foreign Language Classroom
12:30- 13:50 Lunch Time
14:00- 15:00
Dr. Jane Arnold, University of Seville, Spain
The Interpersonal Dimension in the Language Classroom
 15:00- 16:00 Research Papers
Dr. Raquel Prieta, Oakland University, USA
Jamile Forcelini, Florida State University, USA

Promoting Richer and More Cognitively Accessible Lexico-Semantic Representation in L2 Spanish Through a Cognate Driven and Meaning-Oriented Instruction Practice
Ms. Chunxue Zhang, Confucius Institute at Cave Hill Campus, UWI, Barbados
Curricular Analysis of Chinese Language Courses Offered by the Confucius Institute
 16:00-17:30 Workshops:
Dr. Agnès Peysson-Zeiss, Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, USA
Global Simulation Goes Digital: Storymaps and Storytelling in Second Language Acquisition Classes
Dr. Rosana Herrero-Martin, Cave Hill Campus, UWI, Barbados
DIY: Creating Curriculum-Relevant, Skill-Stimulating, Topical and Culturally Sustainable Didactic Material for your Spanish-as-Foreign-Language Advanced Class
 19:00-21:00 Closing  Multikulti-Fête & Goodbye Cocktail


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