Category Archives: Uncategorized

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Develop Transcultural Competence through email Writing

In a previous post, I talked about the importance of using the subject line of an email to convey important, contextual information and make the recipient want to read the content of the message as well as the value of … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Who Reads Your Resume & Cover Letter?

This is something I talk about with almost all of my clients in career transition.   The first reader of your application materials is probably going to be…an algorithm. These applicant tracking systems (ATS) or robot readers are programmed to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to Include “Spanish” on Your Resume–A Specific Example

As one small part of the course, students in the Spanish for the Professions class I taught this spring had to bring a draft of their English-language resumes to class. Why English? Because most, if not all, students will apply … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment