Teaching and Learning Languages through Art Workshop to Be Held Tomorrow

Posted: April 12, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Tomorrow, April 13, the Modern and Classical Languages Department and the College of Arts and Sciences will sponsor a workshop on teaching and learning language through art for foreign language and English as a second language (ESL) teachers. Free and open to the public, the workshop will run from 1 to 3 p.m. in Room 232 in Thompson Hall.

The workshop will introduce teachers to a content-based approach that encourages students to use and practice language skills as they simultaneously learn about art. Participants will be provided with materials and activities to prompt art-related discussions and writing exercises designed to enhance oral and written performance.

The workshop presenter, Rose Debenedetti, is an associate at the Center of Teaching and Learning at Montgomery College, where she has designed and developed two innovative courses: Learning English through Short Stories and Learning English through Art. In addition, she has presented workshops for teachers at local museums and institutions, including the National Gallery of Art, the Phillips Collection, and Georgetown University. She has 28 years of experience in ESL and foreign language education in different countries and different educational settings and levels.

The workshop will be preceded by lunch at noon. To attend the lunch, please RSVP to tellison@gmu.edu by 3 p.m. today.

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