This spring, 2023, the Department of Modern Languages is offering three MA-level graduate courses online so that High School language teachers in rural Kansas -- and across the US! -- may earn graduate credit hours without traveling to campus. These courses are ideal for teachers who are working towards dual-certification, who are (or will be)... Continue Reading →
KSWLA’s mission is to promote and improve the teaching of world languages and cultures; to provide continuing professional development; and to encourage the spirit of cooperation among world language educators in Kansas. Our very own K-State Spanish graduate and undergraduate Spanish students, along with their Spanish professors, had the opportunity to present their research and... Continue Reading →
Dr. Bender has contributed and article to the most recent issue of HISPANIA, the official journal of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). This was a special issue dedicated to Digital Humanities in Spanish & Portuguese classrooms. Her article, "From Snaps to Maps: Using Literature, Mobile Applications, and Mapping Software to Design an Engaging L2 Curriculum," is based on the collaborative work her students completed in the Fall 2019 seminar, Span 735: Gender & the City in 20th-Century Spanish Literature.
We know that language learners develop their skills by interacting and working together to solve problems in their target language (the language they’re learning). In our face-to-face classroom, this means plenty of activities in pairs or small groups. But how can language instructors create a dynamic, interactive environment in a class delivered via Zoom? In... Continue Reading →