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Language Instruction Travel Grant Recipients

2018-19

Ewa Bachminska (Romance Studies, Polish Program)

Project Title: "Enhancing Conservation Education in Polish Courses"

Project Abstract: What is the best way to teach environmental conservation? Per students’ request, Ewa has been including Poland’s wildlife and its conservation in her Polish language courses. However, she would like to know more about pedagogy behind it and have more materials and knowledge to share with her students. To do that, she will do research in five conservation institutions in Poland: the Polish Academy of Sciences, three National Parks (in Białowieża Forest, Tatry and Bieszczady Mountains), and Poznań Zoo.

 

 

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Kora von Wittelsbach (Romance Studies / Jewish Studies)

Project Title: "Younis Tawfik: A Multi-Media Workbook for Students of Italian"

Project Abstract: The aim of the project is to create a multi-media Italian-language workbook focusing on the work of Younis Tawfik (Mosul, 1957), internationally recognized and translated Italian-Iraqi novelist, poet, essayist and academic, and author of more than a dozen works. Tawfik lives in Turin, teaches Arabic at the University of Genoa, and is best known as the author of the highly acclaimed novel La Straniera (The Foreigner, Bompiani, 2000) that examines -- as most of his novels do -- the lives of Arab immigrants in Italy.
Previous years

 

2017-18

Ewa Bachminska (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Belarus to attend the International Summer School of Belarusian Studies

Gunhild Lischke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Boston to attend the annual meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Kora von Wittelsbach (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Turin, Italy to conduct interviews on the Lives of New Italians in the city of Turin

Raissa Krivitsky (Department of Comparative Lecture)

Traveled to attend and present a poster at the VII Russian-American Scientists Association

Viktoria Tsimberov (Cornell Russian Language Program)

Traveled to Moscow, Russia to teach a Russian language course

2016-17

Flaminia Cervesi (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Boston to present her research at the newly developed Italian conversation course at the 2016 ACTFL convention

Grit Matthias (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Ireland to attend the UNICollaboration Conference - New Directions in Telecollaborative Research and Practice

Gunhild Lischke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Boston to attend the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

Kora von Wittelsbach (Department of Romance Studies)

Trained and supervised graduate teaching assistants for Italian I, II, III and IV, Intensive Italian, etc.

Maria Flood (Department of Film Studies)

Traveled to Austin for the 131st MLA Annual Convention to present her paper on the 'Women, Violence, and New African Cinema' panel

Melike Unal (Turkish at Cornell) 

Traveled to Atlanta to attend the annual conference of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCLTCL) 

Michael Fontaine (Department of Classics)

Traveled to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Classical Studies, CAMWS and Living Latin in New York City conference

Michela Baraldi (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Boston to attend and present two papers at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Raissa Krivitsky (Department of Comparative Lecture)

Traveled to Washington DC to attend the GURT 2016: Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education

Valentina Fulginiti (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Austin to attend and co-chair the session "Translating Minority Writing in a Global Context" at the 131st MLA Annual Convention

Viktoria Tsimberov (Cornell Russian Language Program)

Invited Mr. Boris Grachevsky to travel from Moscow, Russia to take part in the development of a new Russian Language program

2014-15

Ewa Bachminska (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Hawaii to attend the International Conference on Language and Social Psychology

Kora E. Bättig von Wittelsbach (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Italy to develop course materials for intermediate and advance Italian and Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian language courses 

Grit Matthias (German Studies)

Traveled to Texas to attend annual ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) convention

Raissa Krivitsky (Russian Department)

Traveled to Toronto to attend NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

2013-14

Grit Matthias (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Chicago for Chicago Language Symposium

Gunhild Iris Lischke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Bonzano, Italy for the International Conference for Teachers of German Language

Raissa Krivitsky (Russian Department)

Traveled to New York City for the ReadRussia Book Event

2012-13

Kora E. Bättig von Wittelsbach (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to attend the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment 10th Annual Conference

Yomna Chami (Near Eastern Studies)

Oral Proficiency Interview Training and Certification

Colette Waldron (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Paris to interview educators and teachers on EU textbooks

Raissa Krivitsky (Russian Department)

Traveled to Boston to attend the Northeast Modern Language Assocation

2009-10

Grit Matthias (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to participate in the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference and the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium Conference

Raissa Krivitsky (Russian Department)

Traveled to Moscow for the International Congress of Russian Language Researchers

Chrissy Hosea (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to the Netherlands to participate in the 2010 Dutch/Flemish Dutch as a Second Language Teachers Association Conference, and also travelled to Los Angeles for the 2010 Interdisciplinary Conference for Netherlandic Studies

Kora E. Bättig von Wittelsbach (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Croatia and conduct research in the National and University Library

2008-09

Grit Matthias (Department of German Studies)

Research Internet-based language learning, the use of digital material in language instruction and intercultural communication

Gunhild Iris Lischke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Jena, Germany for the International Conference for Teachers of German

Chrissy Hosea (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to the Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference

Kora E. Bättig von Wittelsbach (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Croatia and conduct research in the National and University Library

Cecilia Ovesdotter Alm (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to attend the Annual American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference 

2007-08

Kostas Yiavis (Department of Classics)

Traveled to Washington D.C. to attend a fall colloquium on Greek language organized by Harvard University

Gunhild Iris Lischke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Florida for the annual meeting of the Center for International Business Education and Research Organization

Kora E. Bättig von Wittelsbach (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to Athens for the annual European Association for Language Testing and Assessment Conference

2006-07

Kostas Yiavis (Department of Classics)

Traveled to Washington D.C. to conduct research

Karine Proux-Garcia (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to France to conduct research to develop a collection of recorded testimonies that will supplement the textbook being used for French 123

Ute Maschke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Berlin to attend a conference on "The Power of Language", which is hosted by the Institute for German Language Mannheim

Gunhild Iris Lischke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Hamburg, Germany to produce updated teaching material for her German Business Culture course

Raissa Krivitsky (Russian Department)

Traveled to Moscow to attend the Third International Congress of Russian Language Researchers: "Russian Language: its Historical Destiny and Present State"

2005-06

Maria Hnaraki (Near Eastern Studies)

Traveled to Greece to conduct research and develop course and teaching materials for Cornell's Modern Greek Language courses

Karine Proux-Garcia (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to France to conduct research used to enhance the French language courses at Cornell

Ute Maschke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to attend conferences in Poland and Germany related to language testing and skill assessment

Krystyna Golkowska (Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar)

While teaching in Russian Studies at Cornell, traveled to Poland to attend a seminar and workship to collect materials to support teaching of 2nd and 3rd year Polish language at Cornell as well as for a related textbook

Martijna Aarts Briggs (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Belgium to attend the Colloquium Needlandicum

2004-05

Colette Waldron (Department of Romance Studies)

Traveled to France for research, including meetings with historians, journalists, and French people and will focus on developing course material for a new Cornell course called "French Through Current Events"

Lena Trancik (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Stockholm to attend a conference focusing on issues in "Modern Sweden" that will be held by the Swedish Institute

Ute Maschke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Graz, Austria to attend an International Congress of Teachers of German

Gunhild Iris Lischke (Department of German Studies)

Traveled to Graz, Austria to attend an International Congress of Teachers of German