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Thomas J. Garza, Director 2505 University Ave, B7800 • BUR 572 78712-1053 • 512-471-6574

Teaching the Whole Class:
Learner Differences in the Language Classroom

Mezes Building Basement 0.306 (B0.306)
The University of Texas at Austin
September 24, 2011

This workshop is organized to prepare language instructors to teach the different learners in our classrooms. It will give participants practical and theoretical knowledge of how to approach different types of learners with different needs in language courses. Speakers from the UT community who teach language, specialize in teaching different learners, and/or deal with different needs in the language classroom will share their experiences, practices, outcomes, and give examples of activities used to teach all of our students.

10:30 - 10:45

Introductions and Welcome

10:45 - 11:45

Session I:

“Foreign Language Anxiety: On Learners, Teachers, and Pink Dresses"

Dr. Elaine Horwitz

Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, at The University of Texas at Austin

11:45 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 1:00

Session II:

“It's the Learner's, Stupid! Pratical Implications for the Classroom”

Dr. Adi Raz

Clinical Assistant Professor in the Texas Language Center and Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin


Lunch for Registered Participants

2:00- 3:00

Session III:

“Hedgehogs and Foxes: Teaching All of Our Students, All of the Time ”

Dr. Tom Garza

Director of the Texas Language Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Texas at Austin

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