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The 2021 Chicago Language (Virtual) Symposium: Agenda

​Peer Collaboration and Second Language Learning: Innovations and Reflections

April 17, 2021
DePaul University

Symposium Agenda

9:00-10:30am - Panel 1: Peer Collaboration in a Classroom

Collaborative Experiential Learning in Advanced Spanish Translation
Presenter: María Luisa Ortega Hernández, DePaul University

Task-based Peer Collaboration: Two City-based Projects in a Mixed-level Advanced Chinese Language Class
Presenters: Xuehua Xiang & Duosi Meng, University of Illinois at Chicago

Peer Presentations of Historical Backgrounds: Setting the Context in Advanced Language Courses
Presenter: Nicole G. Burgoyne, University of Chicago

10:30-12:00pm - Panel 2: Non-Native Speaker-Native Speaker Peer Telecollaboration

Peer collaboration in Spanish Heritage Language Instruction: a Telecollaboration Model
Presenter: Maria Jesus Barros Garcia, Northwestern University

The Effects of NNS-NNS and NNS-NS Telecollaborative Interaction on the Development of Second Language Confidence
Presenter: Lauren Hetrovicz, Northwestern University

Longitudinal Outcomes of Incorporating Virtual Immersion into Intermediate Spanish
Presenters: Carolina Barrera-Tobón & Bradley Hoot, DePaul University

12:00-1:15pm - Lunch Break

1:15-2:15pm - Keynote Speech
The Power of Peers in Foreign Language Development: Creating Contexts for Collaboration and Co-learning

by Dr. Amy Snyder Ohta, University of Washington, Seattle

2:30-4:00pm - Panel 3: Peer Tutoring and Online Peer Collaboration

Language Peer Tutoring: Starting from Zero
Presenter: Elizabeth Dolly Arvai Weber, University of Illinois at Chicago

Promoting Learners’ Peer Collaboration through Digital Storytelling
Presenter: Fadia Antabli, Northwestern University

Meaning Negotiation in Interactions Between Learners and Native Speakers of Portuguese: Challenges and Outcomes
Presenters: Ana C Thome Wiliams, Augusta Saraiva, & Keyla Carvalho, Northwestern University​​​