November 17, 2014
letterario contemporaneo. Modello di lettura e di analisi linguistica
Workshop for Teachers of Italian by Profs.
Sonia Beretta & Federica Protti, Studio Arcobaleno,
and Education, Monza, Italy
Academic Center, room # 105
Una lezione d'opera
Performance and Lesson by Opera Singers Fausta Ciceroni, Soprano
Alessio Magnaguagno, Bass
Founders Hall, 1st
participation is free of charge, registration is required.
Refreshments will be provided.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org,
event(s) you wish to attend.
March 8, 2014
8th CCSU CONFERENCE FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS
Teaching World Languages Today:
Skills, Resources and Methodologies
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The 8th CCSU Conference for Language Teachers will
be held at Central Connecticut State University Student Center on Saturday,
March 8th, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Modern Language Department
invites proposal submissions.
Proposals for all languages are welcome!
Presentations: Total duration of 30 minutes, 10 of which
are dedicated to questions and answers.
duration of 60 minutes, 15-20 of which are dedicated to questions and
Work-shops should include a practical component involving
Presentations and workshops should be of interest to
language teachers and should preferably be given in the target language. If
dealing with general language topics, they should be given in English.
Proposals may ad-dress theoretical, curricular, methodological or technical
aspects related but not limited to the following sug-gested topics:
Language skills for the 21st century
Interdisciplinary approaches to
The online language classroom
Innovative trends in language education
for the professions
Advocating for languages
technologies into language teaching
Effective pedagogical resources
Flipping the language classroom
New: Conference Electronic
Presenters have the opportunity to submit a paper for
inclusion in the Conference Electronic Proceedings.
To propose a
presentation or a workshop, please use the electronic submission form at
www.modlang.ccsu.edu. Proposals will be accepted until December 8th,
Conference registration fee is waived to presenters
Complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments!
Visit the Conference
or contact Prof. Carmela Pesca at
October 21, 2013
Connecticut COLT Fall Conference 2013
World Languages: Are You Connected?
CoCo Key Water Resort,
& Conference Center
3580 East Main Street,
Waterbury, CT 06705
Session E: 2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
Conversation with Teachers of Italian:
Goals, New Trends,
Carmela Pesca, Central CT State University
Language of presentation: Italian
This session aims at promoting constructive conversation and
collaboration among teachers of Italian, who are invited to
challenges and experiences in the profession. Discussion
current conditions, practices, innovations, as well
as advocacy and
organizational plans to strengthen connections.
Keynote Address, Awards,
9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Address by Thomas Sauer
Thomas Sauer, an Educational
Entrepreneur, is currently working as Learning and Innovation Specialist for
FayetteCounty Public Schools and Director of Design and Communication for
AdvanceLearning. Previously, he served as World Language Specialist for
school systems in major urban areas such as Louisville and Lexington,
Kentucky where Thomas was instrumental in guiding teachers to design
units of study and implement art iculated proficiency-based programs and
assessments. Other professional experiences include teaching German
face-to-face at the University of Kentucky and Georgetown College and
through distance learning at Kentucky Educational Television. Always looking
for new ways to learn with and from teachers, Thomas has worked for the
Kentucky Department of Education Foreign Language Teachers Academies,
directed the Kentucky World Language Teacher Network, and presents
frequently at state, regional, and national conferences. He has directed a
variety of state and federal grants, most recently as program consultant and
program director for several successful STARTALK student and teacher
programs. Thomas has served as President of the Kentucky World Language
Association as well as on the Board of the National Association of District
Supervisors of Foreign Languages and the Central States Conference on the
Teaching of Foreign Languages. Currently he is serving on the ACTFL Board of
Directors and is the Convention Chair for the 2014 ACTFL Convention and
World Languages Expo. Most recently, Thomas was one of the authors of two
national framework publications impacting today's world language classrooms:
the P21 World Languages Skills Map and the Teacher Effectiveness in Foreign
October 7, 15-16, 2013
2013 The Year of Italian Culture Symposium
2013 The Year of Italian Culture in the United States is an initiative
that promotes Italy and its rich history and culture. Central Connecticut
State University is a natural place to join the celebration because
Connecticut has a very large Italian American community. The Elihu Burritt
Library and the Italian Resource Center (IRC) have extensive holdings of
materials that promote and support the teaching of Italian history and
This symposium is the result of collaboration among the Burritt Library,
the IRC, and professors of Italian History and Culture from various
universities and colleges of the state.
The symposium is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, Welte Society
and Italian Studies Fund, CCSU Foundation, the Italian Resource Center,
Modern Languages, West European Studies, the Italian Club and the Center for
Events will take place in the Rare Book Room in Elihu Burritt Library and
Torp Theatre in Davidson Hall. The symposium is open to both the campus and
the local community.
Free parking available on campus. For directions go to:
*For more information please contact Renata Vickrey, Outreach Librarian at
For symposium program, go to