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“Developing Your Cover Letter and Elevator Pitch:” A Job Search Webinar from McGraw Hill

McGraw Hill regularly sponsors a webinar series on the college to career transition, which aligns with a lot of the work I do.  To see the offerings, follow this link.  I will be presenting “Developing Your Cover Letter and Elevator … Continue reading

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Is There Room for Languages for Specific Purposes in the Humanities?

THE HUMANITIES UNDER FIRE These are not the best of times for the humanities in general and foreign languages in particular.  Budget cuts are the norm on college campuses.  Universities depend on endowments for funding and when that money goes … Continue reading

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New Titles for Language Educators from Georgetown University Press

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Fifth International Symposium on Languages for Specific Purpose Announced

This is a must-attend conference for anyone interested in Languages for Specific Purposes–service-learning, languages for the professions, social justice.  The site just went live on March 19th. At every LSP conference, I get wonderful new ideas for languages for specific … Continue reading

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Professional Development for the First Week of Class

This is the first week of classes on many campuses and it’s an opportunity for one of my favorite activities: integrating professional development into any already-existing course in such a way that it also improves the administration of the course. … Continue reading

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One week from today I’ll be in New Orleans for ACTFL 2018.  My book, “Integrating Career Preparation into Language Courses,” will be at the Georgetown University  Press booth in the exhibit hall. It’s a very practical guide. Each chapter covers … Continue reading

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Can Your Language Students Take an Accurate Message?

I have  blogged about the professional value of being able to take phone messages before (see posts here and here). Today’s post is about getting started with taking phone messages in a foreign or second language. In an introductory language course, students … Continue reading

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