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Thomas J. Garza, Director 201 W 21st St, B7800 • HRH 4.196 78712-1053 • 512-471-6574

Lectures and Workshops

Teaching Outside the Box: A practical approach to teaching different learners in the language classroom

October 22, 2014 | Dr. Adi Raz Video

Upping Your Game: Using Games and Gaming in Foreign Language Instruction

October 18, 2014 | Games for Language Learning TextKarimova Picture Story ActivityKarimova Dubbing and Diction Activity | Language at Play Text | Dr. Okur presentation 

Preaching Beyond the Choir: Talking about language learning outside of the language teaching community

September 17, 2014 | Dr. Elaine Horwitz Video

Culture Awareness and Language Proficiency through Movie Trailers in the Beginner Classroom

April 16, 2014 | Emilie Destruel Johnson and Céline Gaillard Video

How Far Can Autonomy Go? Implementing Learning Stations in Language Classrooms

February 19, 2014 | David Huenlich Video | Presentation 

TexFLEC 2014 Keynote: Proficiency vs. Fluency

February 14, 2014 | Tom Garza Video

Text, Teacher, Tech: Creating Hybrid /Blended Language Classes at UT

February 1, 2014 | Marina Potoplyak Video | Marina Potoplyak Video 2, Presentation | Blake Atwood Video | Nancy Guilloteau Video 

Enhancing Foreign Language Learning with Internet Activities: Intermediate French Cultural Materials 

January 22, 2014 | Video | Presentation 

Voices from Turkey: Developing Novice Level Students' Communicative and Cultural Proficiency 

November 13, 2013 | Video | Language Matters Information | Alphabet Slides | Exercise Sample

Creating Innovative Activities that Targest Heritage Spanish Learners' Needs

October 16, 2013 | Video | Presentation Part 1 | Presentation Part 2

Blogs, and Chat, and Tweets, Oh My!

September 25, 2013 | Video | Orlando Kelm's Presentation Part 1 | Orlando Kelm's Presentation Part 2 | Min Jung Jee's Presentation Part 1 | Min Jung Jee's Presentation Part 2 | Min Jung Jee's Presentation Part 3 | Min Jung Jee's Presentation Part 4 | Tom Garza's Presentation Part 1 |Tom Garza's Presentation Part 2

Language Matters Series: ITAL Videos in Second-Year Intensive Italian

September 18, 2013 | Video

Culture Shock: Developing Authentic Materials for Increasing Foreign Language Proficiency

August 24, 2013 | Video | Ital Videos | Workshop Flier (Ital Videos) | Culture Shock | Culture Through Television | Types of Activities Handout | Literature as Cultural Mediator | Creative Writing Handout

Even Better Than the Real Thing: Using Simulated OPIs for In-class Assessment 

July 18, 2013 | Video 1 | Video 2

Language Matters Series: Tongue twisters: An Effective Strategy for Teaching Yoruba with an Open Access text

April 17, 2013 | Video

Portfolio Workshop 2013: Binders of ... : Creating and Assessing Portfolios for Language and Culture

March 30, 2013 | Video

Language Matters Series: Bilingualism and Biculturalism in the Spanish Foreign Language Classroom with Josh Frank, Jesse Abing, and Lydia Huerta

March 20, 2013 | Video | PPT1 | PPT2 | PPT3

Explore UT: Going Global - What can you do with a foreign language major? with Thomas J. Garza and guest speakers

March 2, 2013 | Video

Language Matters Series: Social Discourse Aboard the Hindi Urdu Flagship by Rupert Snell

January 23, 2013 | Video

Language Matters Series: ClicaBrasil: Using Technology to Teach Language and Culture in the Classroom by Vivian Flanzer

November 14, 2012

OpenLanguage Presentation with Hank Horkoff and Jenny Zhu

October 29, 2012 | Video

Language Matters Series: Learner's Perceptions of Characteristics of Effective Language Teachers by Dr. Azza Ahmad

October 17, 2012 | PDF

LEARN Conference: Technology in the Hebrew Classroom: Old Concepts and New Directions by Dr. Esther Raizen

September 27, 2012 | Video

LEARN Conference: Videos Filmed by COERLL

September 27, 2012 | Video

LEARN Conference: You Just Don't Get It! by Dr. Thomas J. Garza

September 27, 2012 | Video

LEARN Conference: Conversa Brasileira by Dr. Orlando R. Kelm

September 26, 2012 | Video

LEARN Conference: Time, Tasks, and Technology by Dr. Thomas J. Garza

September 25, 2012 | Video

Language Matters Series: Put a Ring on It by Dr. Melissa Skidmore

September 19, 2012 | Video | PPT

Literacy Session for GER 612 by Dr. Per Urlaub

September 12, 2012 | Video

The Power of Openness: Improving Foreign Language Learning Through Open Education

August 9 and 10, 2012 | Video

Chinese Langauge Workshop - The Yin and Yang of Learning: Chinese In and Out of the Classroom 

July 21, 2012 | Video

Texas Spanish in Texas Schools: Do you speak your students' language?

June 23, 2012 | Video

Beyond the OPI: Making Oral Assessment Relevant 

March 31, 2012 | Conference Resource Page

Dr. Marina Potoplyak
Bringing Language Alive: Advancement of Foreign Language Instruction Through Literature and Culture

Wed. March 21, 2012 | Video | PowerPoint I | PowerPoint II | Handout

Welcome to the Classroom of Tomorrow: Forging the Future of Foreign Language Education
Thirteenth Annual Texas Foreign Language Education Conference (TexFlec)

February 24th & 25th, 2012 | Conference Resource Page

Dr. Vincent Vanderheijden
Advancing Dutch through Intensive Instruction: Planning for Success with Backward Design and Social Media

Wed. February 15, 2012 | VideoPowerPointHandout |

Dr. Vera Dugartsyrenova
Enhancing Oral and Written Interaction in an Online English Language Course

Wed. January 25, 2012 | Video | PowerPoint

2012 Lecture and Workshop Resources

2011 Lecture and Workshop Resources

2010 Lecture and Workshop Resources

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