LLU #13: A conversation with Janet Swaffar about Remapping the FL curriculum

My thanks to Janet Swaffar for spending the evening with us and talking about her book — “Remapping the Foreign Language Curriculum: An Approach through Multiple Literacies” (MLA Press, 2005). My thanks as well to Thomas Hammond and his staff for allowing me access to their network and their beautiful lab on the top of Lamont library at Harvard in order that we could broadcast our show.

A side note to those of you who worry that using Skype for conversations might be too hard or too confusing…this was Janet’s first skype call ever, and she handled it like a pro. We have agreed to revisit this topic in 2007 and will invite our listeners and commenters to join in.

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Note to readers: today is Barbara’s birthday. Happy birthday, Barbara!

Barbara is a Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at a small liberal arts college in Maine. Rumor has it this was also her alma mater. She used to work for a small liberal arts college in the cornfields of Ohio for almost 20 years as a teacher and language center director. Prior to these adventures in higher ed she taught high school Spanish and loved it. She wishes she had more time in her life to play with her dogs, write, read, swim, do yoga things and making stuff out of clay. To see her online portfolio please click here!

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  1. Modern Languages Blog · November 2, 2006 Reply

    International discussion on podcasting in MFL – you can participate…

    If you are up to an early morning bout of CPD Barbara Sawhill of Oberlin College Ohio is hosting a Skypecast/Podcast……

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