Workshops and Seminars
Teaching First-year Seminars and Writing Courses (Wellesley College, May 2014)
Day-long workshop on creating syllabi and writing assignments for both the First-year Seminar and Writing Program at Wellesley College.
Book Studies Faculty Seminar (Wellesley College, January 2014)
Three-days faculty seminar sponsored by the the Friends of the Wellesley College Library’s “Innovations in Reading and Scholarship” fund. The goal of the seminar was to have faculty discuss how they variously used materials and techniques such as manuscripts, early printed books, artists' books, and digital resources in the classroom and/or in their research or work.
A complete description of the seminar is available on Wellesley College's website.
Methodological Intersections between Other Disciplines and Foreign Languages (Wellesley College, Fall 2013/Spring 2014).
Series of talks and workshops organized by the Language Departments of Wellesley College. Example of workshops included "Actor Training Techniques for Use in Language Acquisition," "Expressive Gesture in the Teaching of Music and Language," and "Speaking through Acting."
Responding to Student Writing (Sept. 2009)
Lunch-time seminar on how to annotate and grade students papers.
MyCourses Basics: Site Design and Tool Basics (Dec. 2009)
Workshop session on how to create a MyCourses webpage; topics covered included: setting up a layout, organizing folders, choosing which tools to use for the class, requesting audio or audiovisual files to be transferred to the website.
In addition to the weekly meetings with language coordinators, the Brown University French Studies Department provided a week-long pedagogical training at the beginning of each graduate student first semester of teaching. This training deals with everyday language teaching practice, and helps incoming Teaching Assistants to understand methods and assignments that characterize the program at Brown. This training also prepared us to deal with issues that can arise when teaching, and informed us on what to do if such problems occurred.
Language professors in my department also regularly sat in my class, and have provided me with extensive help regarding details of my teaching practice. I myself have attended the classes of other instructors or teaching assistant, which provided me with tremendous help and material to reflect upon my own teaching practice.
Pedagogy Classes and Certificates
Certificate I: Sheridan Teaching Seminar (Spring 2010)
This year-long program is designed by the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning to help students develop a reflective teaching practice; it provides help regarding matters such as planning a syllabus, communicating well in the classroom, or teaching students with different learning styles. It consists in a series of lectures followed by workshops where students share their works and compare their approaches to teaching.
Theories and Methods of Foreign Language Teaching (Fall 2005)
This class was a semester long course designed for incoming graduate students and teaching assistants. The course provided students with materials and theoretical sources about communicative teaching, and about the many approaches to teaching language in general.