2019 TFLTA Annual Conference
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Friday, November 8 • 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Teaching More than Language

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Do you feel the need to
set aside your research interests when you enter the second language classroom? Too often, an assumed divide between language and literature result in teachers leaving out their personal interests, which may seem too complicated for their classes. Bonnie works
on early-modern imaginary voyages, and Jake studies Medieval poetry, yet they both find ways to bring their passions into the classroom. When done with intention, introducing students to such new domains can add vigor and excitement to the classroom.

We share how we incorporate
our research passions and specializations into the classroom. We aim to prompt a discussion of how attendees may also share their interests with their language students. We will give specific examples of what worked (and didn’t work), as well as discuss future
directions to take.


Bonnie Griffin

Vanderbilt University

Jacob Abell

Vanderbilt University

Friday November 8, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm CST

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