Council of Teachers of Southeast Asian Languages Webinar with Cathy Baumann (University of Chicago)

Friday, April 22, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

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When teaching toward proficiency-based outcomes, assessment and instruction need to bealigned. This workshop will present reading proficiency outcomes for the intermediate andadvanced levels and briefly share examples of assessment tasks. We will then explore the typesof classroom reading activities that ensure not only that learners are successful on assessments,but also truly gain meaningful reading comprehension skills. 

Cathy Baumann received her Ph.D. in Second Languages and Cultures Education at the University of Minnesota, specializing in reading comprehension and language testing. She directed the German language program at the University of Chicago from 1999-2019, and since 2016 has directed the University of Chicago Language Center (CLC). In 2016, CLC received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, “Transforming Language Instruction at the University of Chicago and Beyond: Collaborative Curricula and Professional Development.” A year later she co-founded, the Language Pedagogy Innovation Initiative. Both grants support innovation in language pedagogy through an assessment-driven reverse design approach and have directly impacted the testing and teaching practices of hundreds of instructors of languages across North America and the world. She is a contributor to a variety of academic publications, and is frequently asked to consult for language programs in higher education on a variety of curricular and assessment-related issues.


Register here by April 20. 
Zoom link will be emailed on April 21. 


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Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies