This roundtable will be an opportunity for language teachers to come
together to share concrete ideas, tips, and strategies to motivate students
to continue with Italian Studies beyond the language requirement, and to
offer examples of what is done or can be done to achieve this goal.
What can we as educators do to encourage our students to find relevance and
personal engagement in language learning and to think beyond the
“check-the-box” mentality so often associated with the language
requirement? How can we cultivate Italian Studies majors at a time when the
market value of a liberal arts education is under constant scrutiny by
students and parents alike? We seek proposals that share successful
strategies and ideas to cultivate lifelong language learners at the college
level. Paper topics may include but are not limited to: advising
techniques, consideration of the curriculum, in-class strategies, study
abroad involvement, and peer outreach.
Please submit a 250-word abstract and short bio by September 30, 2019
through the NeMLA site: https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/ Home/CFP