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Language Resource Center

Events of 2013-2014

This year's events are co-sponsored by the Einaudi Center for International Studies, the Institute for European Studies, the East Asia Program, the South Asia Program, the Southeast Asia Program and the Departments of Romance Studies, Near Eastern Studies, German Studies and Asian Studies.

July 12
Saturday, July 12, 2014

East Asian Language Pedagogy Workshop

Yo Azama
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 2012 Teacher of the Year

Brain-Based Instructional Approaches for Maximizing Student Learning

Noyes Lodge 616 Thurston Avenue, Cornell University
8:30am-3:30pm, Breakfast and lunch will be provided, with a final reception

When and how does the brain work? How can we train the brain? How can we effectively utilize research findings in the language classroom? In this workshop, the presenter explains what we know about how the brain works, and demonstrates when and how to utilize that information in language instruction. He will share a variety of successful strategies to maintain students' motivation, develop critical thinking, provide feedback, and help students move toward higher proficiency. Workshop sessions will be highly interactive and provide practical ideas for teachers at all levels.

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