Weaving community based learning throughout the language curriculum

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By tracing the winding path of college language students, we can deliberately map community based learning onto several points of that trajectory. In this talk, Ann will chart some pivotal points in "the language student experience" and suggest ways both big and small that we can capitalize on those moments to help students situated themselves and their learning within communities.

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  • Welcome and very brief introduction. Takeaways: 1) CBL can have many forms; 2) CBL can happen at many different times; 3) in times of declining enrollments in languages and the humanities, CBL can be an important tool to attract, retain and build lasting relationships with students.
  • Bussuu.
  • Literature coursesStory-time at the library.Women’s issues.
  • Students respond very well when there is a real, true audience for their work.E.g., notes of encouragement to the woman who was assaulted on the public bus for speaking Spanish.Have students research and write:Case study.Annotated bibliographies.Digital curation projects.
  • Weaving community based learning throughout the language curriculum

    1. 1. WEAVING COMMUNITY BASED LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE LANGUAGE CURRICULUM Annie Abbott Director of Undergraduate Studies University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign @AnnAbbott  arabbott@illinois.edu
    2. 2. DRAW STUDENTS FROM THE BASIC LANGUAGE PROGRAM INTO THE MAJOR/MINOR WITH CBL events
    3. 3. INVOLVE HONOR STUDENTS IN THE GLOBAL LANGUAGE COMMUNITY THROUGH virtual volunteering
    4. 4. ENHANCE IMMERSION WITH CBL AND REFLECTION DURING study abroad
    5. 5. F RECRUIT DOUBLE MAJORS BY LINKING CBL AND languages for specific purposes
    6. 6. SHOWCASE CBL IN YOUR PROGRAMS WITH FULLY- INTEGRATED CBL courses
    7. 7. FILL SEATS IN UNDER-ENROLLED COURSES WITH CBL tie-ins
    8. 8. REDEFINE UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH WITH CBL-related deliverables
    9. 9. ENGAGE YOUR ALUMNI AND MEET COMMUNITY PARTNERS’ NEEDS WITH crowdsourcing

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