Today several professors from different CUNY campuses presented to an audience composed primarily of graduate students from the Comparative Literature department. The theme of the workshop was the pedagogy of Foreign Languages, we discussed, among other topics, how to use movies in second language acquisition, teaching at a community college and senior colleges, task-based instruction, and second language acquistion best practices.
The presentations were very well received by the participants and we, as the organizers, together with Monica Calabritto, Director of the Italian Program at the Graduate Center have been extremely satisfied with the outcome and turnout. We now want to to make this a fixed feature, and select a different theme every year. We believe in sharing resources, ideas and mentorship to graduate students. Offering ourselves as mentors to graduate students truly defines what it means to be good teachers — a life dedicated to serving others.
Ciao a tutti e grazie per la partecipazione !