Teaching and Learning Second Languages as a Process of Discovery

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On March 25, the Emory College Language Center (ECLC) and the Confucius Institute at Emory co-hosted the conference Teaching Second Languages as a Process of Discovery: Bridging Theories and Practice. The full-day conference feature a keynote speech by Dr. Carl Blyth, Associate Professor of French Linguistics and Director of the Center of Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas at Austin. Workshops on Pre-Text pedagogy and inductive grammar instruction were conducted in the morning. In the afternoon, multiple presentations were given by K-16 language educators, covering topics ranging from instructional technologies and L2 acquisition research. The conference attracted approximately 70 language educators from the Metro Atlanta area and provide valuable opportunities for exchanging ideas about the teaching of second languages.