Panel on Innovative Uses of Media in Language Teaching

Panel Discussion: Center for Chinese Studies | February 26 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 David Kyeu, Lecturer, African American Studies; Margot Szarke, Lecturer, French; Lihua Zhang, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures

 Berkeley Language Center

Media in Swahili Teaching: Hegemonic Tendencies of the Internet
David Kyeu, Lecturer, African American Studies
Using examples from Swahili, this paper will show how the internet is slowly taking over to be the most popular form of media that instructors of Swahili are using for teaching Swahili.

Critical Thinking, Comprehension and Creativity: Multimedia in the L2 classroom
Margot Szarke, Lecturer, French
My discussion will explore media-enhanced classroom activities that encourage three skills: comprehension, critical thinking, and creativity. How can we use films, songs, and recorded interviews to promote dynamic, multidimensional language acquisition?

Incorporating Online Videos in the Chinese Curriculum
Lihua Zhang, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures
The presentation focuses on the systematic integration of short online videos into the Chinese curriculum to create a more dynamic and meaningful learning experience. Two examples will be demonstrated.

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