|Title||Changing Course: Hybrid Opportunities for Students in French, Hispanic, and Italian Language Programs|
The Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies (FHIS) plans to develop a new model for hybrid language teaching and learning, and implement it in twelve first-and-second year language courses across three language programs (French, Italian, Spanish), over a two-year period. The model will leverage the critical feedback and experience from FHIS students and faculty, as well as the findings from research and discussions of FHIS’s Online Curriculum Committee, and build on the pedagogical considerations, innovations, structures, and materials developed in the last years of remote language teaching.
The model will increase accessibility and flexibility, incorporate asynchronous online activities and collaborative in-person interactions in weekly small-group discussions, and involve students as content developers. The enrolment numbers in these hybrid courses (between 35 and 110) reflect both FHIS departmental norms for language courses as well as the Modern Language Association’s recommendations for optimal language learning practice in smaller class sizes.
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2023/2024|
|Year 1: Project Type||Large TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Luisa Canuto|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||78,548|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Luisa Canuto, Associate Professor of Teaching, French, Hispanic and Italian Studies, Faculty of Arts