Professor Halverson and Professor Bonzo presented a session entitled, “Two Birds with One Stone: Using Final Projects to Assess Course Learning Goals and Build Your Program,” at the WAFLT Spring Regional on Saturday, March 21, 2015, in Cheney, Washington. In their presentation they demonstrated how interactive, performative capstone projects in intermediate foreign language courses are particularly well suited for summative assessment and program building. They introduced three final projects that were designed and implemented to assess and showcase the skills and knowledge students had gained in an intermediate culture, film, and conversation courses.
Professor Hughes will be presenting at the 2015 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention October 8-10, 2015 in Sante Fe, New Mexico. His presentation will be on Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann: ETA Hoffmann’s Visual Light-Near Dissociation. Look for a recap of his trip in the Fall 2015 DFLC Newsletter.
Professor Halverson will be taking students to the Ruhr Valley, Essen this summer May 31-June 28. Students will have the opportunity to experience the German culture and practice the language at the University of Duisburg Essen. Check out the program guide for more information.
Professor Hughes will be leading a study abroad trip in Berlin, Germany this summer from June 19-July 31. Berlin offers a great home base for studying German language and culture, while site-seeing and traveling. Check out the program guide for more information.