Language Commons

Spaces and Resources for Language Learning

Upcoming Events

Hands On Technology Series: Free Tech Tools

Fri Mar 31
1-3pm, NCH 398

A&S Learning Design & Technology is excited to introduce the Hands-on Tech Workshop Series!  The Hands-on Tech series will consist of interactive workshops where learners will be able to gain firsthand experience with a variety of software applications and technology.  Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. The schedule for the Hands-on Tech workshops this semester is listed below.  Space is limited! RSVP here  

Podcasting Made Easy:  Wednesday, February 22nd  2pm-4pm  New Cabell 299 (Language Lab)

Join us for an interactive hands-on workshop and discover the basic principles of creating an effective podcast.  Create audio using various microphones and recording equipment, as well as edit audio with the free audio editing software Audacity.  Learn how to create compelling podcasts, complete with voice-overs, sound effects, interviews and music.  No previous knowledge or experience required. Note:  This workshop will be held in a computer lab environment and will not require faculty to bring a laptop to participate.  

Free Tech Tools: Friday, March 31st  1pm-3pm  New Cabell 398

Do you want to make a short video, but don’t know what software to use?  Want to learn a tool to edit photos or create quick graphics?  Want to do a screen capture of your computer screen?  Or do you just want to learn some free tools?  This workshop will provide a brief overview of image editor, video editor and screen capture tools.  All tools covered in this workshop are free and easy to learn. No previous knowledge of photo or video editing required.  Note: Faculty are encouraged to bring their own laptops to follow along and interact with the programs during the tool demonstration.  We will have a limited number of laptops available for use during this session, and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.  Most of the applications covered during this session will be online based and will not require anything to be downloaded to your computer.

Streaming Video Resources & Services for Language Faculty

Wed Mar 29
New Cabell Hall 398

Join Leigh Rockey, UVA Libraries, to explore streaming video resources available to UVA faculty. Leigh will also speak about digitization and media support services available through the library. This session will focus on materials and services of interest to world language instructors. 

FLAVA Professional Development Workshops: UVA is now a host site!

Thu Mar 23 to Thu May 04
4pm NCH 398

Join us for upcoming professional development workshops from the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA)!

3/23 Engaging Technology Tools for the Foreign Language Classroom (bring your laptop)  4-6pm  NCH 398

Presenter: Heidi Trude, selected French Future Leaders Fellowship program participant and Google Certified Educator Trainer   

5/04 Why is Interculturality at the Heart of Learning Languages? 4-6pm  NCH 398

Presenter: Janet Parker, the College of William and Mary, Foreign Language Supervisor to undergraduate and graduate students in the world language cohort. 

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