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Conference: Exploring Approaches to Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum

January 13, 2012

Register now for the Sixth Annual CLAC Conference!


Exploring Approaches to
Cultures & Languages Across the Curriculum
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March 9-10, 2012
Radisson University Hotel
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

This conference provides an opportunity for faculty, graduate instructors, and administrators to share expertise in building and managing CLAC programs. The conference will address the practical issues related to developing successful pedagogical models for the use of world language and culture learning across the post-secondary curriculum.

Conference Focus

A specific focus of the 6th annual conference on Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) will be on presenting and discussing a variety of models and aspects of post-secondary programs implementing world languages and cultures across the curriculum. Seasoned CLAC practitioners, those in the process of implementing programs, as well as prospective CLAC program developers will come together to share ideas and best practices in our evolving and unique field of education for global citizens.  Attendees at the CLAC conference will learn how CLAC programs are implemented at other institutions and will have a rare opportunity for extended discussions examining design and delivery of a CLAC curriculum.

Plenary Topics and Speakers

  • CLAC in a Nutshell
    Tanya Kinsella, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • From First- and Second-Year Foreign Language Instruction to CLAC: A Quantum Leap or a Well-Trodden Path
    Gwendolyn Barnes-Karol, St. Olaf College
  • Modeling Collaboration between Foreign Languages and Sustainability Studies
    Frances Matos-Schultz, University of Minnesota
    Charlotte Melin, University of MinnesotaConference Attendees
    Patricia Mougel, University of Minnesota

In addition to an exciting line up of sessions, panels and posters, the CLAC conference is also offering three pre-conference workshops for an additional fee:

  • Fostering Critical Thinking and Academic Language through Visual Images: A Hands-On Approach
  • How to Design and Implement a CLAC Program that Works for Your Campus
  • Preparing Graduate Students to Teach CLAC

Register now—Early bird registration deadline—January 19, 2012!

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