Useful to know - Contact the Director for details

  • You can use LRC student worker time for your teaching and research projects.
  • You and your students can borrow webcams, video cameras, tripods, and devices for mounting smart phones to tripods from the LRC.
  • You can borrow iPads (we have 2) to use in your teaching, including a dongle for projecting the iPad screen.
  • The LRC has a big-screen TV that is ideal for students to use when working on group projects and rolling white boards that are ideal for tutoring sessions.
  • You are invited to present as part of the LRC's professional develop series (see below).
  • You can consult with the Director on anything from language pedagogy to language assessment to language technology. If you are not sure whether to consult with the LRC Director, Educational Technology, or the library, you can fill out this form.

Reserving the LRC computer classroom (BREI 103)

  • To reserve the computer classroom, please use
    • 25Live
    • OR ask your department admin to make the reservation via 25Live
  • Using the classroom is also a great opportunity to invite the LRC director to your class to give your students a 2-minute introduction to the LRC.
  • The Director is also available to give your classes quick (or not-so-quick) introductions to the language technology tools you want them to use.

Ideas for using the LRC drop-in space (BREI 107)

  • Your auxiliary office during our open hours! (Or even during our closed hours--just ask the Director.)
    • Hold office hours
    • Grade without the distractions of your own office or home
    • Enjoy free coffee, tea, and candy
  • Please encourage language tutors and TAs to use the space. Some useful features:
    • Rolling white boards
    • Big screen TV for displaying laptops (yours or ours)
    • Language board, card, and computer games
    • Free coffee, tea, and candy

Previous faculty events

Tuesday, November 10, 2016
Workshop: Games for language teaching - Quizlet Live and PurposeGames 

Wednesday, October 22, 2016
Workshop: Basic Excel skills for teachers and researchers

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 4:00
Discussion: What are the ACTFL levels and how do they apply to teaching? 
Discussion included participants from Juniata's language faculty.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016, 3:30
Lecture: Aim high (tech): Technology in the language classroom. How technology can be used to enhance language teaching and learning, supported by theory and empirical research. This is a practice talk for a keynote that Betsy will be delivering at the TESOL/Applied Linguistics/Foreign Languages (TALFL) Conference, West Chester University. Your attendance and critical feedback are appreciated!

Monday, March 28, 2016, 3:30
Workshop: Kahoot & Socrative: In-class response systems & quizzing Add some fun and competition to the classroom using these apps. Get instant feedback on which questions were difficult for students and review them on the spot.

Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20, 2016
Conference: Northeast Association of Language Learning Technology (NEALLT). Contact Betsy for more information, and register online. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 3:30

Discussion: Language assessment How do you assess what your students have learned? How do you know if your test questions are valid or reliable? Join this discussion of issues related to classroom language assessment.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016, 3:30

Workshop: SCOLA  SCOLA offers authentic materials, such as TV programs, newspapers, and radio programs in all of the languages we teach, plus many more. In this workshop, you will explore the resources that are available and ideas for using them in the classroom.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 3:30
Berkeley Language Center Library of Foreign Language Film Clips

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 3:30
Articulate - Flipped classroom software

Monday, September 21, 2015, 3:30
Transparent Language Online - Teacher Resources

Friday, August 28, 2015, 10:00 to 2:00
Tech-In
Join fellow language faculty and LRC Director Betsy Lavolette for an informal gathering. Bring the projects you are preparing for the fall semester, questions about how to use technology to support your teaching, and final course prep tasks. Come when you can and stay as long as you like. A light lunch will be served at noon.

Monday, April 6, 2015, 3:30
Mr. Thomas Vaillant, Visiting Instructor of French, will present some language-teaching/learning uses for Padlet, a web-based notice board where you and your students can share text, videos, Word documents, PowerPoints, etc.

Monday, March 2, 2015, 3:30
You will learn to create a website that you can use to post course information, blog, or put up your CV. WordPress is easy to customize, and you can make your website as simple or as complex as you like.

Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:30
IZI.travel, a website and mobile app for creating audio tours. We will try it out and discuss its uses in the language classroom, including creating campus tours that can be used during International Parent Orientation (coming summer 2015!).

Friday, January 16, 2015, 10:00 to 2:00
Tech-In
Join fellow language faculty and LRC Director Betsy Lavolette for an informal gathering. Bring the projects you are preparing for the spring semester, questions about how to use technology to support your teaching, and final course prep tasks. Come when you can and stay as long as you like. A light lunch will be served at noon.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014, 3:30 to 4:15
Mobile Apps for Language Learning & Teaching
Presented by Mr. Thomas Vaillant, Visiting Instructor of French, and Dr. Betsy Lavolette, LRC Director

Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 3:30 to 4:15
Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 1:30 to 2:15
Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:30 to 2:15
Digital Storytelling
Students use video, audio, images, and text to tell a story. Use it as an alternative to a traditional essay that requires students to speak as well as write, or use it in more creative ways. Hands-on using VoiceThread and YouTube.
Presented by Dr. Betsy Lavolette, LRC Director

Monday, September 15, 2014, 3:30 to 4:15
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 3:30 to 4:15
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:30 to 4:15
CLEAR’s Audio Dropbox, Video Dropbox, and Conversations
Presented by Dr. Betsy Lavolette, LRC Director
These tools are free, easily embedded in Moodle, and allow students to record audio or video directly in a web browser.