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Virtual Workshop: Persian Language Pedagogy: Challenges, Obstacles, and Innovative Responses
October 15, 2020 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Persian Language Pedagogy: Challenges, Obstacles, and Innovative Responses is an attempt at providing innovative responses to challenges and obstacles that Persian language instructors particularly, but language instructors more broadly, encounter in their classrooms. The panelists will address topics such as the challenges in teaching heritage students vs. non-heritage ones, the difficulties of teaching morphologically complex idiomatic expressions in Persian, teaching reading in Persian to literate college-level novice readers of Persian as a second language, devising effective blended language learning experiences, using technology in developing instructional resources for language learning, and practicing the Communicative Approach, Task-Based Language Teaching, and Content-Based Instruction in Persian language teaching. Register in advance: go.unc.edu/Persian.
Moderator: Dr. Shahla Adel, UNC Teaching Associate Professor of Persian Language
Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, Senior Lecturer of Persian Language and Linguistics, McGill University
Title: Second Language Morphology: Case of Idiomatic Expressions
Michelle Quay, Lecturer of Persian Language, Columbia University
Title: Communicative, Task-Based, and Content-Based Approaches to Persian Language Teaching: Second Language, Mixed and Heritage Classes at the University Level
Peyman Nojoumian, Associate Professor (Teaching) of Persian, University of Southern California
Title: Using Technology to Develop Instructional Materials for Persian Based on Task-Based Language Teaching
Karine Megerdoomian, Principal Computational Linguist, the MITRE Corporation
Title: Linguistics Competence of Persian Heritage versus Second Language Speakers
Mohamad Esmaili-Sardari, Academic Coordinator of the Middle Eastern Languages Program, the Johns Hopkins University
Title: The Persian Language Educator’s Role in Developing Effective Blended Language Learning: From Principles to Practice
Nahal Akbari, Clinical Assistant Professor and the director of the Persian language program, the University of Maryland
Title: Second Language Reading in Persian
Register in advance: go.unc.edu/Persian
Organizers: Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi and Dr. Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi. For more information, contact Dr. Yaghoobi at Yaghoobi@email.unc.edu.
Co-sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, UNC Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, UNC Persian Studies Program, and the American Institute of Iranian Studies.