2014 COFLT Spring Conference

A Joint Conference with Language in Motion Northwest

Culture, Communication and Intercultural Competence

LOCATION: Pacific University, Forest Grove
DATE: March 1, 2014, 9 am – 5:30 pm

Conference Fees:

  • Conference Registration: $50
  • Pre-Conference Workshop: $20
  • COFLT 2013-14 Membership: $40
  • Hotel Guide
  • Driving Directions
  • Pacific Campus Map
  • Parking Pass for SATURDAY (March 1) for Conference. 
  • Parking Pass for FRIDAY (February 28) for Pre-Conference Workshops & LiM Meeting.
We recommend parking in Lot P or other faculty/staff signed lots.

Request for Proposals
Conference Registration
Presentation Abstracts and Schedule 
Conference Evaluation

Conference Schedule at a Glance

Thursday
Pre-Conference Workshop 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Friday
Registration Opens at 7:30 a.m.
  • 8:00 Session 1
  • 9:00 Keynote Speaker: Noah Geisel, ACTFL Teacher of the Year
  • 10:30 Session 2
  • 11:30 Session 3
  • 2:00 Session 4
  • 3:00 Session 5
  • 4:00 Session 6
COFLT Awards Reception 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday
Registration Opens at 7:30 a.m.
  • 8:15 Keynote Speaker: Mary Lynn Redmond
  • 9:40 Session 1
  • 10:40 Session 2
  • 11:40 Session 3
Post-Conference Workshops 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Keynote Addresses

 Sabine Levet of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Workshops

Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 5 pm

Cultura – Intercultural Communication in the Digital Age with Sabine Levet of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

In this workshop Professor Levet will present Cultura, a longstanding collaborative project designed to develop intercultural learning where students from two different cultures compare and discuss online a variety of materials from both cultures.  She will demonstrate how you can implement or draw inspiration from Cultura in your own classroom, and look at what types of tasks and approach can help students make sense of the complexity that is inherent to working on culture.  She will provide information for conducting a web-based exchange with a school abroad, share her experience, so that you have a solid and in-depth understanding of what is involved to enable you to start designing your own project.

Additional information about Cultura is available at cultura.mit.edu

Date: Friday, February 28, 2014
Time: 1:30 pm – 5 pm

Intercultural Development Inventory with Violeta Ramsay of Linfield College

How would you assess the level of your Intercultural Development? Take the Intercultural Development Inventory and find out.  In this workshop, Violeta Ramsay, a certified IDI administrator, will guide you through the Intercultural Development Inventory, a statistically reliable, cross-culturally valid measure of intercultural competence adapted from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity.

Contact COFLT:
email us: cofltoregon at gmail com
COFLT,  A-153, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove OR 97116
COFLT is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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