Teaching Foreign Language Across the Curriculum

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Presenter: Dr. Rob Anderson, LAC Coordinator, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location: 4130 Posvar Hall

Teaching foreign language across the curriculum is a means to internationalize courses commonly taught only in English. Students develop an enriched understanding of their chosen course of study while enhancing language skills in their second language. Educators bring world languages into areas of study beyond the typical foreign language and literature classes. This prepares educators and students for the cross-cultural and multilingual demands of global society.

Join UCIS for a one-day workshop for graduate students and faculty interested in teaching FLAC. Dr. Rob Anderson, LAC Coordinator from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill will direct the workshop. A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

There is no cost to attend the event, but pre-registration is required. Pre-register at http://flacworkshop.eventbrite.com/?s=77926837



8:30-9:00  -  Coffee, Registration, Meet and Greet

9:00-10:00  -  “What is CLAC?” A General Understanding

10:00-10:30  -  University-Specific Models

10:30-10:45  -  Break

10:45-11:15  -  Examples of CLAC in Action at UNC

11:15-12:00  -  Bringing CLAC Home:
Setting up a LAC Language Trailer at Pitt (Steve Lund)
Building Sample Assignments

12:00-12:45  -  Lunch and Conversation

12:45-1:15  -  CLAC and Professional Development

1:15-2:30  -  Building Sample Assignments (continued)

2:30-2:45  -  Break

2:45-3:45  -  Sharing and Discussion
Common Issues
Questions about Designing & Teaching Your Course

3:45-4:00  -  Next Steps, Announcements, Evaluations, Thank-you and Good-byes



  • Pre-conference Reading Assignment: H. Stephen Straight, “Languages across the Curriculum”

  • Optional Reading Assignment: MLA, “Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World”