SALRC Sponsored Workshops

SALRC Pedagogy Workshop 1
Appropriate Pedagogy: Language, Culture, and Curriculum The South Asian Language Classroom, February 12th and 13th, 2004

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Thursday, February 12, 2004

  • 8:30 - 9:00: Registration
  • 9:00 - 12:00: Theory section*.
    Theoretical background. Lecture with participant interaction to demonstrate theory in practice.
  • 12:00 - 1:30: Lunch Break
  • 1:30 - 3:00: What is less common about the less commonly taught languages - Prof. Claire Kramsch#
  • 3:00 - 5:30: Technology section*.
    Includes a review of current resources available to facilitate instruction and hands-on use of some tools.

Friday, February 13, 2004

  • 9:00 - 12:00: Methodology section*.
    Discussion of a range of possible methods and techniques that can be used to effect learning, in light of the lectures on day one.
  • 12:00 - 12:30: Concluding session

*Each of the three main sessions provides for participant interaction and discussion.

Claire Kramsch is Professor of German and Foreign Language Education at UC Berkeley and Director of the Berkeley Language Center. She teaches second language acquisition and applied linguistics and directs PhD dissertations in the German Department and in the Graduate School of Education. In 2002, Prof. Kramsch received the Faculty Distinguished Teaching Award from Berkeley, and the Distinguished Service Award from the MLA, as well as the Goethe Medal from the Goethe Institute in Weimar in 1998. She is the past president of the American Association of Applied Linguistics and the past editor of the international journal, "Applied Linguistics". Prof. Kramsch has written extensively on language, discourse, and culture in applied linguistics. She is the author of "Context and Culture in Language Teaching" (OUP, 1993), "Language and Culture" (OUP 1998), and the editor of "Redrawing the Boundaries of Language Study" (Heinle 1995) and "Language Acquisition and Language Socialization: ecological perspectives" (Continuum 2002). She is currently finishing a book entitled "The Multilingual Subject: what it means to learn, speak and write a language that is not your own".

Participants may then wish to attend the 19th Berkeley South Asia Conference , which runs through the afternoon of Saturday, February 14.


Anand Kumar Dwivedi, University of Virginia
Lakhan Gusain, University of Michigan
Shahnaz Hassan, University of Texas, Austin
Usha Jain, University of California, Berkeley
Srinivasacharya Kandala, University of Michigan
Vimaladevi Katakaneni, University of Chicago
Rajesh Kumar, University of Texas, Austin
Karunakaran Krishnamoorthy, University of Michigan
Rebecca Manring, Indiana University
John Mock, University of California, Santa Cruz
Chris Plummer, University of California, Berkeley
Sankaran Radhakrishnan, University of Texas, Austin
Rakesh Ranjan, Emory University
Jishnu Shankar, Syracuse University
Ravinder Singh, Defense Language Institute
Mohammed J. Warsi, University of California, Berkeley

Resource Persons:

Rakesh Bhatt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Mark Kaiser, Berkeley Language Center
Steven M. Poulos, South Asia Language Resource Center
Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi, South Asia Language Resource Center