Workshop for UW-Madison Language Instructors: Fundamentals of Online Language Teaching

2:00-5:00 pm, Wednesday, July 8

This workshop is for a limited number of UW-Madison language instructors. The workshop is full and the registration for this event is now closed. If you wish to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Dianna Murphy, Language Institute Director. Thank you!

Workshop Facilitators

  • Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Julio Rodriguez, University of Hawai’i, Manoa, and the National Foreign Language Resource Center
  • Victoria Russell, Valdosta State University and Visiting Distinguished Professor U.S. Air Force Academy for 2020-2021
  • Christopher Hromalik,  Onondaga Community College SUNY
  • Ruslan Suvorov, University of Western Ontario,  CA
  • Jennifer Quinlan, Brigham Young University

Workshop Description

In this three-hour ‘flipped’ workshop, developed and offered through the ComputerAssisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), participants will work through what it takes to launch a fully online language program for first- or second-year language learners (Novice to Intermediate Low proficiency on the ACTFL scale). Before the workshop, participating instructors will receive a survey and links to a set of TED-Ed lessons on topics related to online language pedagogy. Then, based on surveyed needs and lesson choices, participants will engage in hands-on tasks that lead them through fundamental design thinking, development strategies and appropriate tools, and assessment and evaluation routines.


The workshop is sponsored by the Language Institute, with the support of CALICO, and thanks to the generosity of the workshop facilitators to share their expertise in online language teaching and learning.