Title

Teaching Techniques: The Difference between Here & There

Titles of the Individual Presentations in a Panel

“Time, Motivation, Location: Three Factors That Influence Methodologies” (Karen Guffey) “Proficiency or Grammar: Same Goal, Different Focus” (Jana Sandarg) “Teaching Styles Here and Abroad: The Student’s Perspective” (Laura Pierson)

Subject Area

Study Abroad

Abstract

“Time, Motivation, Location: Three Factors That Influence Methodologies”

There is a big difference between a group of students who sit in a classroom for 2 1/2 hours a week because they have to do so & a group of students who sit in a class room for 20 hours a week because they want to do so. Those differences influence the methodologies used.

“Proficiency or Grammar: Same Goal, Different Focus”
Oral proficiency is the top goal of foreign language teachers in the US, yet faculty at the University of Salamanca believe our focus is on grammar.
“Teaching Styles Here and Abroad: The Student’s Perspective”
US faculty emphasize the Communication Standard in their classroom, but instructors at the University of Salamanca use different teaching styles to help students achieve proficiency.

Brief Bio Note

Karen Guffey is a professor of Spanish at Gordon State College & directs a study abroad program in Barcelona.

Jana Sandarg is a professor of Spanish at Georgia Regents University & directs a study abroad program in Barcelona.

Laura Pierson is a GRU graduate who now works at Heritage Academy of Augusta & who was a student in Dr. Sandarg's Salamanca program.

Keywords

Study abroad, Spain, Methodology, Technique, Immersion

Location

Room 218

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-27-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

3-27-2015 11:45 AM

Embargo

5-23-2017

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Teaching Techniques: The Difference between Here & There

Room 218

“Time, Motivation, Location: Three Factors That Influence Methodologies”

There is a big difference between a group of students who sit in a classroom for 2 1/2 hours a week because they have to do so & a group of students who sit in a class room for 20 hours a week because they want to do so. Those differences influence the methodologies used.

“Proficiency or Grammar: Same Goal, Different Focus”
Oral proficiency is the top goal of foreign language teachers in the US, yet faculty at the University of Salamanca believe our focus is on grammar.
“Teaching Styles Here and Abroad: The Student’s Perspective”
US faculty emphasize the Communication Standard in their classroom, but instructors at the University of Salamanca use different teaching styles to help students achieve proficiency.