Ask Giovanni Zimotti (Director, Spanish Language Instruction) and Claire Frances (Director, CLCL) about
the lunch and learn talk they gave regarding their work on ChatGPT!

Don't forget that Course Materials+ can be used to organize electronic course reserves on ICON, getting students easy and quick access to streaming video. You can contact Andy Lewis in the CLCL for assistance and keep on the look out for a workshop on the process in the near future!

Let the CLCL know if you need anything else from us!

Professional Opportunities

Virtual Classroom Tips

Using Zoom to conduct classes is a great way to avoid the risk of traveling in the snow and ice. However, it can make language teaching a bit difficult as student interaction is a bit more cumbersome. Elena Lanza and Reyes Morán of Northwestern University give good reminders and pointers for using breakout rooms in their article "Interpersonal Communication in the Remote Classroom: Maximizing the Use of Breakout Rooms." Hopefully, this can give you more ideas in case you need conduct the random class virtually.

Connections Journal

CONNECTIONS: The Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC) is accepting submissions for the Fall 2023 issue of their academic journal, Connections. Only manuscripts received by June 15th, 2023 will be considered, so add this to your calendar if you're interested! The submission guidelines give more detailed information about how to submit.

For more information about FLANC, in general, visit their website.

Upcoming Events


Friday, March 3rd at 12:30 - Come to the CLCL for a lunch and learn event on virtual learning! We'll discuss how VR was used in the classroom last semester and how you can get help using it moving forward! For more information, see the Events Calendar posting!

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 23rd at 5:00 pm - Come join for the event Ukraine, Democracy, and Candles to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine, including what we can do for Ukrainians and other countries that are striving to be democratic, while making a candle to commemorate. 

Saturday, February 25th at 1:00 pm - The Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Russian programs will discuss self-discovery and changes in worldview that come as a result of foreign language study at the event Understanding Diversity Through Foreign Language Study: A Student-Led Discussion.

Thursday, March 2nd at 4:00 - Remind students to stop by Cookies & Culture: Learn About the New Translation Program to decorate cookies and learn more about the new Translation BA available at Iowa!

Monday, March 6th at 12:30 pm - Come to Words with Writers: Translations & Essays by Mirgul Kali for lunch and a discussion!

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