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