K-12 Language for Business Conference

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Florida International University's CIBER is proud to announce the 6th Annual K-12 Language for Business Conference: Technologies and Tools to Incorporate Language for Business in a Current Classroom Curriculum. This one day conference will be held in Miami on Februaury 8, 2014 at Florida International University. With the support of consulates, language associations, and cultural organizations, we have selected four language tracks concentrating on the most relevant languages taught in the classroom today: Spanish, Portuguese and French.

This program will serve to instruct K-12 teachers and junior community college professors on the importance and necessity of incorporating aspects of Language for Business into the standard curricula. In addition, this conference will help provide teachers and professors with materials and practical lessons on how to incorporate and develop a course in the K-12 circular on Language for Business.



Tentative Program Schedule

 

FEBRUARY 8, 2014 K-12 Language for Business Conference
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Registration and light breakfast.
Registration table & breakfast will be located on the second floor of the MARC building
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Key Note Speaker : Dr. Asunción Gómez, Associate Professor, Florida International University “An Introduction to Spanish Graduate Programs at FIU”

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Dr. Ann Abbott, Associate Professor, University of Illinois “How to Teach Business Concepts in Cultural Contexts”
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Dr. Melissa Baralt, Assistant Professor, Florida International University “Task-Based Language Teaching: Current Trends and Future Directions”
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions:
     
  French

Dr. Maya Boutaghou, Assistant Professor, Florida International University "How to Teach French and Francophone Culture to High School Students"

  Portuguese

Ms. Augusta Vono, Program Director and Senior Instructor of Portuguese, Florida International University "Português para Negócios: Ensino por Tarefas"

Dr. Melissa Baralt, Assistant Professor, Florida International University, “Teaching Business with a Task-Based Methodology”

  Spanish

Dr. María José Henlin, Assistant Professor, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina “Teaching the Banking System in a Spanish for Business Class”

Danika Cornelius, Seacrest Day School
"Incorporating Spanish for Leadership Lessons into Your Classroom”

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Break
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Concurrent Sessions:
     
  French

Dr. Peter Machonis, Professor, Florida International University “Experiential Learning and Businesses: from Little Haiti to Hollywood”

  Portuguese

Prof. Sérgio Duarte
“Study Abroad in Brazil: a Pathway to Culture and Business in an Emergent Country” 

  Spanish

Dr. Svetlana Tyutina, Florida International University “Effective Use of Digital Media in the Language Classroom”

Zeila Frade, Florida International University “A Summer Seminar in Spain on Teaching Spanish for Business”

5:00 PM Conclusion of Conference
Call for Papers

Florida International University’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) announces a Call for Papers for the January 19, 2013 Language for Business Conference that will take place at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

Since its inception, fiv years ago, the K-12 Language for Business Conference has become a reference in teaching Language for Business for K-12 students in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, Japanese, and Italian. Three of these languages are considered languages of interest to the U.S. Department of Education.

Papers are invited on one or more of the following topics:

1. Papers with a focus on adapting techniques for K-12, College and University.

2. Workshops that deal with second language methodology, technology, and the particular nature of teaching one language to another (i.e. Portuguese to Spanish speakers) will be especially welcomed.

Please submit a one page proposal to Dr. Maida Watson by e-mail to watsonm@fiu.edu or to ciber@fiu.edu before August 31, 2012.

Date/Time & Location

Our 6th Annual Conference will be held on February 8, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM in the MARC (MMARCanagement and Advanced Research Center) building at Florida International University's Modesto A. Maidique Campus (previously know as University Park).

Please enter FIU through 107th Ave and 16th ST (immediately entering you will enter a roundabout with a large red sculpture in the middle). Continue straight through the roundabout and locate the signs that will direct you to where to park. After parking, you will find signs to help you get to the MARC building. Please prefer to the map below:

 

*PLEASE NOTE: THE GOLD GARAGE WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO MAINTENANCE. Please park in the BLUE Garage.

Directions to Florida International University.
It is recommended you enter the campus through 107th AVE and 16th ST.

From I-95, Downtown Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach:

  1. Take I-95 to I-836 West
  2. Follow I-836 to the Florida Turnpike
  3. Take the Florida Turnpike SOUTH exit
  4. Follow the Florida Turnpike and take exit 25 (8th ST EAST)
  5. Travel East on 8th ST until SW 107th Ave.
  6. Turn right onto SW 107th Ave.
  7. Turn right onto SW 16th ST (Florida International University)
  8. Proceed straight through the round-around (with the red statue in the middle)
  9. Please enter the parking garage on your left (BLUE Parking Garage)
  10. Parking has been reserved on the roof top of the parking garage.
  11. The MARC building is behind the parking garage.

From western Palm Beach/Broward County or the Florida Turnpike north:

  1. Take the Florida Turnpike SOUTH
  2. Follow the Florida Turnpike and take exit 25 (SW 8th ST East)
  3. Travel East on 8th ST until SW 107th Ave.
  4. Turn right onto SW 107th Ave.
  5. Turn right onto SW 16th ST (Florida International University)
  6. Please enter the parking garage on your left (BLUE Parking Garage)
  7. Parking has been reserved on the roof top of the parking garage.
  8. The MARC building is behind the parking garage.

 

Registration

Registration fee is $35, and includes conference materials, breakfast, lunch, and other breaks.

Register

Refund Policy: All cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to ciber@fiu.edu by January 31, 2014 to be eligible for a full refund. Refund requests after January 31, 2014 will not be refunded due to commitments on our part.

Co-Sponsors

The following organizations have been kind enough to co-sponsor this conference:

 



LACC

MLGSO
FIU Modern Languages  


FIU Business
 

 

Program Arrangements

Sonia Verdu
Associate Director
Florida International University
E-mail: Sonia.Verdu@fiu.edu
  Nathalie Sarmiento
Program Manager
Florida International University
Tel: (305) 348-1740
E-mail: nathalie.sarmiento1@fiu.edu