Friday, Nov 16, 4-5 PM

VHL Presents: Service Learning on the Bayou

ACTFL 2018 Hilton New Orleans Riverside *ACTFL Registration NOT REQUIRED to attend
Getting there
Commerce Room, 3rd Floor, New Orleans, LA

Vista Higher Learning invites you to join us during ACTFL 2018 for a presentation by Professor John Moran of New York University (biography below), who will share his experience building a course in which students expand upon their study of French with a trip to connect with Louisiana French speakers living in the bayou. Hors d'oeuvres will be served, and as compensation for any travel expenses incurred as a local attendee, you will be provided with a $50 Visa gift card. ACTFL registration is not required as the event will take place at a local hotel, but we do ask you to RSVP via this link: Space is limited, so if you'd like to join us, be sure to register as soon as possible. Registration will close on Nov. 12th, 2018. Entitled “From Cocodrie to CODOFIL: An Immersion Program in Francophone Louisiana,” the course was created in response to two nationwide trends in language learning: the integration of community service and service learning into curricula of high schools, colleges, and universities; and a widespread emphasis on the French-speaking world beyond France.
Learn how students collected interviews with local Louisiana French speakers, and how the course has evolved since its creation. We look forward to hopefully seeing you on 11/16! Presenter Biography: John Moran has been working in the fields of French, Linguistics, and Foreign Language Education for over 25 years.
He received his MS in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. in French Linguistics from Tulane University, where he also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor and the Head of Language Learning and Technology in the French Department.
In 2005, John began working in the Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture at New York University, where he is currently a Clinical Associate Professor and also serves as the Director of Language Programs.
John has been actively involved with his university outside of his department, as well.
Working within NYU’s Office of Global Programs, he spent 15 months as the Director of the NYU Paris program, and through NYU’s Office of Residential Life and Housing Services, John has served both a Faculty Affiliate (for the French Floor, a French-themed residence hall community) and a Faculty Fellow in Residence in a first-year residence hall since 2006.
In addition to his positions with NYU, John has worked with the College Board’s Advanced Placement program for many years, both as a test development committee member, a course auditor, and most recently as a Question Leader during the AP French Language and Culture Exam scoring.
John is also involved with the College Level Examination Program, for which he serves as the Chair of the French Test Development Committee.