The Department of Modern Languages proposal submitted to the IITG initiative was awarded funding to organize a symposium to discuss language teaching in the 21st Century. As you can see here, we are in the final list of recipients.
Thanks to this funding, we are going to host in Fredonia a symposium to learn and put initiatives together. As read in our proposal:
“A Symposium tentatively planned for November 2012 or March 2013 will provide a theoretical framework to begin the design of a new curriculum for language requirements. The symposium will focus on three major areas. 1) The political climate that brought us here and the challenges we face. 2) Current theories on language acquisition and pedagogical approaches, 3) Technological innovations and applications for language instruction. The material presented together with the results from surveys and questionnaires conducted afterwards will be made available (See Communication Plan)”.
We will work hard in the organization and will let everybody know about it as soon as we have confirmation on dates or participants.