FLANC 2015 – Saturday November 7 in Hayward

flanc welcomes you

FLANC 2015 conference and workshops will be in Chabot College, Saturday November 7 in Hayward. “FLANC Rocks” is the theme.

FLANC wants to repeat its call for proposals to present either a 45-minute interest session or a 2-hour workshop at the November 7, 2015 fall conference at Chabot College.

One change from last year is that workshops will not be Friday night before the Saturday conference. Both interest sessions and workshops will be on Saturday.

Just as last year, all presenters and co-presenters must be current members of FLANC. Last year, membership status was not monitored carefully, and several presenters were not actually FLANC members at the time of the conference. That has changed this year.

By the way, you can easily update your membership on the FLANC website. There’s a donations and membership tab above where you can get your 2015-2016 academic year membership.

The proposal form is linked to below.

Please address questions to edwardstering@gmail.com

 

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Presentation Materials – Fall 2014 Workshop and Conference

Files used in the presentations such us power point files, documents and/or pdf files from handouts and other resources

“From Print to Digital in the Foreign Language Classroom” – Sonia Estima with Natalia Barley and Edgar Roca ( File 1  and File 2 )

“Petrified Errors: Why Common Errors Persist and How to Evade them?” – Jasmin Banic  ( File 1 )

“How Different Kinds of Japanese Characters on Sake Labels Appeal to Americans” – Takako Nishikawa ( File 1 )

“The Use of Female Sentence-Final Particles in Japanese TV Dramas” – Mika Sawada ( File 1 and File 2 )

“Comprehensible Input for Optimal Acquisition and Fluency” – Contee Seely ( File 1 )

“Using Active Reading and Listening Approach in Foreign Language Instruction” – Robin Berube with Tatjana Mitrovic ( File 1 )

“Speaking Contests as a Tool to Promote Language Proficiency” – Tatyana Neronova ( File 1 )

Any information or images appearing on the Presentation Materials are copyright of their original owners. The Foreign Language Association of Northern California is not in any way trying to assert its ownership of any authors’ intellectual property.

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President’s Message – Fall 2014

fabianAt the beginning of each semester, with the exhausting demands and challenges of preparing classes, managing departmental duties, spending time with our families, etc., I always remember the conversations I used to have with my dear friend and longtime member of FLANC, Norman Litz. We used to say that we could find many reasons why we should not be in this profession, but fortunately we could also find many more reasons why we wanted to continue in our chosen career. Norm was for me more than a friend; he was a mentor, a beacon, especially during difficult times in my professional life. For me it is impossible to imagine FLANC without remembering people like Norm. Fortunately, many like him are still with us in the Executive Council and in other similar organizations and institutions. People like Norm are one of the reasons why we continue this long tradition of teaching, especially of languages, in these stressful and complicated times. Continue reading ‘President’s Message – Fall 2014’ »

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