This interactive workshop is designed to help language educators create and implement web-based activities that will help their learners develop their interpretive communication skills. After discussing some key aspects of interpretive reading and listening, as well as general strategies to select the right texts, the presenter will focus on technology-enhanced ideas for every phase of an interpretive lesson: before, during, and after engaging with the text. Examples of activities for novice, intermediate, and advanced learners will be provided.

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • recognize the importance of interpretive communication for language development;
  • create activities that support students’ comprehension and interpretation of texts; and
  • incorporate online tools that enhance interpretive communication lessons.

Florencia Henshaw has a PhD in Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she is now the Director of Advanced Spanish. She has designed eight online courses and has extensive experience with technology-enhanced second language and heritage language instruction.

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for language educators who teach at the secondary or postsecondary level.

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Section Title
Fostering Interpretive Communication with Online Tools
Online, instructor led
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Feb 12, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Workshop Registration non-credit $30.00
Section Details

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)
Online via Zoom

Workshop information: https://carla.umn.edu/presentations/index.html#workshops

Refund Policy: The CARLA workshop registration fee is non-refundable. The University of Minnesota reserves the right to cancel the workshop if necessary and will grant a full refund if the workshop is not held.

Note: Registered participants who are not able to attend may transfer their registration to a colleague, provided that they email the CARLA office two days prior to the event: carla@umn.edu.

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