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King University News :: King’s Languages and Literatures Department hosts Regional Languages Workshop

The Department of Literatures and Languages at King University hosted a workshop for regional foreign language teachers on Nov. 4 at the University’s Student Center Complex. The workshop included members of the Holston Language Association located throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia representing languages.

The language workshop, conducted by Beatriz Huarte Macione, associate professor of Spanish and chair for the Languages and Literatures Department, and Annie Rémillard, director of faculty partnerships, was entitled, “Engaging Language Learners in the 21st Century.”

“By facilitating this event, King University provided a platform for teachers to learn strategies that could be implemented in foreign language classrooms,” said Macione. “Moreover, we built a sense of community with the high school teachers in this area and showcased what King University is all about.”

The workshop demonstrated strategies that have been successful in King’s Languages and Literatures Department. Macione and Rémillard discussed hands-on activities, community service projects, study-abroad opportunities, technology, and The Learning Commons.

Those in attendance comments on the most valuable aspects of the workshop included appreciation for practical examples for use in the classroom, new ideas and trends in technology, and better understanding of the University’s language program.

For information on King University’s Department of Literatures and Languages, contact Dr. Beatriz Macione at 423.652.4896 or bhmacion@king.edu.

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