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Working Groups

The Language Research Centre has organized two working groups: the Language Teaching and Learning Working Group and the Literary and Cultural Studies Working Group.

Together with our School’s existing working groups, these two new ones are intended to provide our colleagues with additional opportunities to engage in the exchange of knowledge and ideas across different divisions. Please find below their descriptions and contacts.
 

*Language Teaching and Learning Working Group *

The main goals of the Language Teaching and Learning Working Group are to share teaching practices, learn from one another, and to build a closer SLLLC language- and-culture teaching community.  The meeting content will vary (for example, topic-based discussions, classroom-activity demonstrations and workshops led by our members). Some of the topics that we are planning to discuss in this Working Group are strategies in a large-enrollment classroom setting, language assessments, evaluations, interactive activities, academic misconduct, student retention and teaching materials using IT.  The group will meet monthly from September through April.  Our first meeting will be held on October 10, 2018 (3:00-4:30 pm) .
 
The group is open to all School members who are interested in language teaching.  If you have any questions, please contact Yoko Kodama (yykodama@ucalgary.ca ).

 

*Literary and Cultural Studies Working Group *

The goals of the Literary and Cultural Studies Working Group are to foster academic debates around new developments in the field and to support original  research by the group’s members. To this end, we will alternate our meetings between the discussion of recent publications of broad disciplinary or interdisciplinary interest and the presentation of work-in-progress papers. The group will meet monthly from September through April. The first meeting of the year will be on September 19, 2018 (3:00-4:30 pm).
 
The group is open to all scholars in the fields of literary and cultural studies in Calgary. If you are interested, please contact Martin Wagner (martin.wagner@ucalgary.ca).