Summary Professor Chen Gao (East Asian Studies) used WeChat, a social networking app popular in China, with students in the EAST-UA 205 Advanced Chinese I class. The use of WeChat extended the learning community beyond the classroom to include native speakers and users of the app. Each week of the semester, Professor Gao selected 1-3 …
After learning about NYU’s Web Publishing service from attending the FAS Innovation in Language Teaching Workshop, Professor Gabriela Nik Ilieva decided to use the NYU Web Publishing platform (WordPress) for her project building websites for collecting, organizing, and sharing instructional materials for Hindi, Urdu, and Bhangra; languages that are underrepresented with respect to open educational resources.
Professor Lourdes Dávila (Spanish & Portuguese) directed a team of current student and alumni editors to produce an online version of Esferas, a peer-reviewed, annual publication.
Professors of Elementary Spanish (Spanish & Portuguese) developed a shared project-based learning assignment (restaurant reviews) across the 15 Fall sections and 11 Spring sections.
Professor Elizabeth Augspach (Spanish and Portuguese) conceived of ¡Cómete el coco!, a mobile game that would provide her Intermediate Spanish students with fun, engaging ways to practice grammar topics.
Professors of Italian Language (Italian Studies) developed a shared multimedia assessment bank to gauge students’ comprehension, listening, and writing skills.
Professor Naoko Sourial (East Asian Studies) designed a cross-institutional linked course project between University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) students (intermediate level) and NYU students (beginner level) of Japanese.
Professor Aline Baehler (French) leverages web publishing tools for intermediate-advanced learners of French to use language skills in a realistic, experiential way.
Professors Xiaohong Hou (Chinese), Eunju Na (Korean), and Kayo Nonaka (Japanese) linked students across East Asian Studies through project-based learning.