Agenda

Wednesday August 26, 2015
8:00 AM -
8:30 AM
Registration
8:30 AM -
8:45 AM
Welcome & Introduction
8:45 AM -
9:30 AM
Cultural Misunderstanding and Conflict: A Historical View
9:30 AM -
9:45 AM
Break
9:45 AM -
10:45 AM
What Is Culture General? - History and Logic
10:45 AM -
11:00 AM
Break
11:00 AM -
12:00 PM
Disruptive Innovation: Harnessing Language, Region and Culture (LRC) in a Blended Learning Event
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM -
1:45 PM
"Look Who's Talking" - Transnational Studies and Achieving Higher Language Proficiency
Linguistic Landscapes: Literal and Liberal Translations & Commands; Integrating Regional/Cultural Information into Language Training
1:45 PM -
1:50 PM
1:50 PM -
2:35 PM
Elements of Consideration in Infusing Culture into Language Training at All Levels
2:35 PM -
2:45 PM
Break
2:45 PM -
3:45 PM
Panel Discussion: Overview of Cultural/Regional Training in the U.S. Government


Thursday August 27, 2015
8:00 AM -
8:30 AM
Registration / Networking
8:30 AM -
9:00 AM
Welcome & Announcements
9:00 AM -
9:30 AM
We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: An Examination of American Cultural Referencing Through Film
9:30 AM -
10:00 AM
Cutural Referencing (Table Discussions)
10:00 AM -
10:15 AM
Break
10:15 AM -
11:00 AM
Assessing Gains in Regional Knowledge During Study Abroad
11:00 AM -
11:45 AM
Assessing Language, Region & Culture: The Power of the Measure is in the Association of the Components
11:45 AM -
12:45 PM
Lunch
12:45 PM -
1:30 PM
Cultural Referencing in Action - Poster Session with ESL Film Series Materials
Highlighting Cultural and Regional Dynamics in the L2 Classroom: the Contrastive Approach
1:30 PM -
1:35 PM
1:35 PM -
2:20 PM
The Effective Use of Project-Based Instruction for Integrating Language and Area Trainings
Teaching Cultural Reference and Language Proficiency Using Frame Semantics
2:20 PM -
2:30 PM
Break
2:30 PM -
3:15 PM
Discussion on Integrating Language Training and Regional/Transnational Studies in Practical Ways "Back at the Ranch" (small group activity)
3:15 PM -
3:30 PM
Wrap-up & Closing