2017 FLANC Conference – October 21st in Hayward

FLANC 2017 conference and workshops will be in Chabot College, BUILDING 700
Saturday October 21st in Hayward. “Live many languages” is our motto.

Both interest sessions and workshops will be on Saturday.

Go to Bldg. 700 (south entrance) for check-in. It is most convenient to use parking lot “Student Lot G.”

Parking Fees: Parking permits ($2.00) must be displayed on the dashboard by all vehicles

  • From 8:15 AM, Registration in Bldg. 700. (Coffee all-morning in Bldg. 700)
  • From 8:15, Exhibitors and Silent Auction in Bldg. 700
  • 9:00-9:50: First Interest Sessions in Bldg. 800
  • 10:00-10:50: Second Interest Sessions in Bldg. 800
  • 11:00-11:50: Keynote Address and Announcements in Bldg. 700
  • 12:00-1:30: Buffet Lunch, in Bldg. 700 and organization meetings in Bldg. 800
  • 1:30-2:20: Third Interest Sessions in Bldg. 800
  • 2:30-2:20: Fourth Interest Sessions in Bldg. 800

Tentative program

CLTAC Workshops Program

Complimentary breakfast and coffee during the event are included
Lunch will be $15 (please pay with the conference registration)

After October 13 registration will be on-site only.


Deborah Lemon

Many Voices: The Future of Communication, Language, and Language Learning.

Deborah Lemon is an Ohlone College tenured faculty member as well as the Renegade Gaming Esports Advisor. She also has served as a member and chair of the Technical Committee. She designs and teaches online/hybrid language courses built exclusively in social media platforms starting in 2005 with Tribe and 2010-present in Facebook, incorporating a tiered F2F/blended/online format. Deborah has integrated cloud-based materials since 2000: in 1996 she authored the Spanish Grammar reference site, drlemon©®, and also developed and wrote distance education courses for UNC-CH (1996-2003). She organizes and leads trans-disciplinary transmedia courses. She facilitated Building Online Community with Social Media for the California @One grant project for 5 years. Deborah has been interviewed regarding her work with Augmented and Virtual Reality; “paradigm-dodging”; esports; and the future of Online and Higher Education. She offers workshops and webinars on Hybridization, Gamification, social media tools, and methodology. She has been an invited speaker at conferences and symposia including The Institute for the Future (IFTF), She’s Geeky, Augmented World Expo, Online Teaching Conference, and Augmented Reality Chicago. The National Science Foundation invited and sponsored her to speak at the 2013 Radical Innovation Summit in Washington, D.C. and at the 2015 and 2016 Language Flagship Technical Innovation Center (LFTIC) Symposia. Prior to teaching, Deborah worked in defense industry in Technical Recruiting/Public Relations and Systems Administration in the US and México. In her free time, she tinkers with stuff, reads, volunteers, and enjoys A/B testing.

Homepage: www.drlemon.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drlemon

President’s message, Fall 2017

Dear FLANC Members,

Happy school year to everyone in the language teaching community!  I hope you had a terrific summer.  I am excited to welcome our FLANC members as we start this new year and certain that you are all re-energized to continue working on making linguistic diversity more visible, valued, and vibrant than ever.

Please, allow me to start with a big and heartfelt “Thank you!” to all language educators, exhibitors, and presenters who participated in our language conference last fall.  You made it a huge success!  It is always invigorating to witness the commitment and passion for languages in our region and a source of great pride to know that we join forces in advocating for inspiring language learners to embrace one very important goal: Empowering our community through the promotion and support of multilingual identities.

With this idea in mind, and just as we do every summer, the FLANC Board had a meeting in June and another one in August in order to finalize details related to our upcoming Fall 2017 FLANC Conference at Chabot College on October 21st.  As usual, our language conference will offer a rich program with presentations that integrate theoretical knowledge with practical examples.  Assessment, Inter-Language Diversity, and Visual Thinking Strategies are only some of the topics.

Technology through digital tools that strengthen meaningful learning while motivating students will be strongly represented with a variety of innovative activities that can be easily implemented in the language classroom.

Always interested in building and maintaining solid ties with our affiliate organizations as well as with our colleagues, last year, our FLANC conference was honored with the collaboration of NCJTA through a set of presentations organized by Dr. Masahiko Minami, Professor of Japanese at the Modern Languages and Literatures Department at San Francisco State University and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Japanese Linguistics.  This year, we are just as excited and honored to have the participation of CLTAC and the Chinese teaching community as they join FLANC offering their Fall Workshops at Chabot College this October 21st.  During the past few weeks, I have been in contact with Professor Le Tang, CLTAC Vice President and faculty at the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University, as we work on the final details for the workshops and conference.

I had the pleasure to meet Vice President Le Tang at this past spring Mandarin Speech Contest held at Lowell High School, in San Francisco.  This was my first time attending such a wonderful event, and I am deeply grateful for President Liwei Gao’s invitation.  I would like to express my gratitude to the CLTAC Executive Board as well as to my colleagues in the Chinese teaching community for their cordiality and kindness, as everyone at CLTAC made sure I felt at home while enjoying the events.  I was amazed by the number of students participating (almost 600!) and captivated by the many cultural performances presented.  Please, see the picture with my colleagues Frederik Green, Wendy Tu, and Christina Yee.

Always with our members in mind, our FLANC Fall Conference at Chabot College is organized around a diversity of languages and teaching pedagogies. . .  I hope you join us this October!

Looking forward to meeting you at our conference,

Sandra García Sanborn