Foreign Language Departments Sponsor Teaching Methodology Conference

Posted on 5/6/2011 9:45:28 AM

The departments of Spanish and of French and German sponsored the annual IUP Spring Methodology Conference on Foreign Language Teaching, Friday, April 29, 2011.

The conference took place at the Chestnut Ridge Golf Resort and Conference Center. In attendance were 180 participants, mostly K-12 foreign language teachers from western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.

The conference featured a welcome by IUP Interim President David Werner and a series of three one-hour conference sessions (each series offered four sessions from which participants chose to attend).

Our keynote speaker was Dr. Duarte Silva, executive director of the California Foreign Language Project and professor in the School of Education at Stanford University. His keynote address was “World Language Teachers in the Twenty-First Century.”

Also in attendance were faculty members from both departments of Spanish and of French and German, as well as about twenty-five IUP alumni, all teachers of foreign languages.