Instructors & Technical Support Staff
Hala Ghoneim, UW-Whitewater
CLP enhanced my team-work and organizational skills. It gave “building communities” a whole new meaning, and it showed me how technology can play an essential and meaningful role in language learning.
“Students interact with more native speakers of the language they are learning and learn firsthand about the diversity of their cultures. CLP makes learning a host of foreign languages accessible to students whose campuses would not have the resources to offer.”
Kaishan Kong, UW-Eau Claire
The CLP format pushes me to be thoughtful on how to revise my pedagogy in order to provide good teaching to the students on the other campus.
“[Teaching distance classes] requires a lot of thoughts, planning and coordination. It provides learning opportunities for students to continue learning a language.”
Magara Maeda, UW-River Falls
CLP changed my attitude and perspectives on FL classroom instruction. I no longer take things for granted, and started thinking constraints and limitations as an advantage. As a result, CLP drives me to be more flexible, creative, innovative, and collaborate with others. It also pushed me to flip my classroom to maximize the classroom interaction time.
“CLP classroom offers more authentic and meaningful communication beyond time and space of a traditional classroom. Being at physically different location brings more dynamic classroom interaction between the sending and receiving site.”
Natalia Roberts, UW-La Crosse
CLP provides an opportunity to learn Less Commonly Taught Languages from experienced and dedicated instructors who constantly work on improving their teaching by incorporating both culture and latest methodology.
“Students benefit from working not just with one native speaker on their campus but also with additional native speakers from other campuses. They get exposure to different regional nuances of spoken language as well as to diverse cultural traditions and generational differences.”