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Online, Hybrid, Hyflex, and High Stress: Preparing for Fall 2020

Online, Hybrid, Hyflex, and High Stress: Preparing for Fall 2020


An International Association for Language Learning Technology Webinar


Panelists: Noah McLaughlin (Kennesaw State University), Florencia Henshaw (University of Illinois), Kevin Gaugler (Marist College)


Berkeley Summer Slavic Colloquium Series on Zoom

Berkeley will be hosting a summer Zoom colloquium series, to be hosted by Professor Luba Golburt. Several graduate alumni of the Berkeley Slavic department will present their current research. The talks will take place on Mondays at noon (Pacific Daylight Time) to make it possible for those on the East Coast and in Europe to join us. The lectures will be followed by a Q&A discussion.


Prague Spring

Prague Spring, the biggest classical music festival had to go online. For us who live abroad, this is actually a great news. The names you will see in the program are magnificent.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared a bilingual document with the program and instructions how to stream the concerts at your home. All the info is available on this website as well: https://festival.cz/en/


Events through June 5th. 


Teaching Language Online: Summer Workshop Series

Teaching Language Online: Summer Workshop Series, May-June 2020


Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, this workshop series will offer college and high-school language instructors training to apply online teaching methodologies in language education and to identify the most effective technology- and Internet-based tools for creating communicative, proficiency-based learning activities and assessments.


Online webinar on Corpus-based pedagogical materials for Russian, U of Arizona

The MACAWS team is writing to invite you to a free webinar where we will introduce our corpus, the Multilingual Academic Corpus of Assignments--Writing and Speech and walk you through ways in which you can use the corpus for language teaching. MACAWS currently contains written and spoken assignments from Portuguese and Russian classes at the University of Arizona. The webinar will be held May 18, 9-10AM Pacific Daylight Time.


The First Lions: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art

UIMA and On The Real Film are thrilled to co-host a virtual screening of The First Lions: Founding the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art! The film will be live-streamed on Facebook, April 30th at 7pm.


Russian Folk Singing Opportunity For Students

Lee Roby and Kimberly DiMattia would like to invite students (and teachers!) of Russian to join us for some virtual Russian folk songs and fun! 


Czech That Film festival online

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and temporary closure of cinemas in the United States, the Czech Centres decided to offer 6 contemporary Czech films online for public.


Each week you will find one Czech movie online on the website of Czech That Film for a small fee, starting with the film Old-Timers.


The following films will be to watch: Old-Timers, Karel, Me and You, On the Roof,  The Cage, Overfingers and The Play.


Everyday Maoism in Revolutionary China

April 16 2.00-3.30: “Everyday Maoism in Revolutionary China”

A Live Interview with Aminda Smith, Michigan State University

Zoom: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Eoc-6gqDIobTfDZIYtgF7M51G4HMEOhQ


The Chicago Council Live Stream: Ian Bremmer on Geopolitical Risk in 2020

In January, the political risk consultancy Eurasia Group predicted that 2020 would be a historic tipping point as a number of trends converged: the weakening of the United States' global leadership; the rise of an alternative Chinese economic, technological, and political model; and a reversal of globalization. In this fragile political and economic environment—compounded by a precarious presidential election in the US—will the sudden shock of the coronavirus pandemic accelerate these destabilizing trends?


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