Director, Language Resource Center; Adjunct Instructor in Foreign Languages and Literatures

ASB 240C
219.464.5764
carol.goss@valpo.edu
valpo.edu/language-resource-center


Education

  • M.A. in French Literature – The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996)

Courses Taught

  • FLF 101: First-Semester French
  • FLF 102: Second-Semester French
  • GS 180/106: English Conversation Partners

Interests

  • Bringing new technology-based resources to the attention of department faculty and thereby initiating creative projects that enable and enrich language learning and teaching; achieved through the LRC Colloquium series and ongoing consultation with individual faculty members
  • Enhancing in-class instruction by carefully selecting course components to flip and offer outside the classroom; exploring new resources and tools that facilitate effective presentation of course content
  • Initiating student programming, providing services and resources for learning support and opportunities for cultural enrichment, and creating a physical space that enhances language exchange and fosters intercultural connections

Professional Presentations

  • “Presenting French Pronunciation Principles to True Beginners” – Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Indianapolis, IN, November 2017
  • “The Times They are a Changin’: Language Center Roles in Changing Times” (panel presentation) – International Association of Language Learning and Technology, Concordia College, Moorehead, MN, June 2017
  • “Leadership Challenges of and Opportunities for Today’s Language Centers” (panel presentation) – Midwest Association of Language Learning and Technology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, October 2016
  • “Flipping Out: Moving Instruction Outside the Classroom to Complement Layered Learning” – Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Indianapolis, IN, November 2016
  • “First Year French: Integrating Instructional Videos and Creating a Layered Course Content Cycle” – Invited to co-present at faculty workshop, North Central College, Naperville, Ill., March 2016
  • “Valparaiso-Langres Classroom Exchange: Summer Campers Explore Small-Town France Through Google Earth” – Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2015
  • “Exploring Small-Town France Through Google Earth” – lesson presented to 40 elementary-aged students enrolled in Summer Smart, Summer Fun day camp, Valparaiso University, June 2015
  • “Self-authored Instructional YouTube Videos Integrated into Google-form Quizzes” – VITAL Teaching Fair, Valparaiso University, Jan. 2015
  • “The First Ten Weeks: My Partial Flip Integrating Video Content into First Year French” – Midwest Association of Language Learning and Technology, Illinois Wesleyan, Bloomington, Ind., Nov. 2014
  • “Google Forms: A Commonplace Tool Used as a Creative Learning Platform” – Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 2014
  • “Small but Powerful: Two Tools to Use Today” – Valparaiso University Workshop for Teachers of French, Valparaiso University, Feb. 2014
  • “Building Connections Between Communities of Language Learners Through Conversation” – Midwest Association of Language Learning and Technology, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 2013
  • “The Flipped Classroom” – co-presentation with Randa Duvick on a panel discussion by Valparaiso faculty, VITAL Symposium on Innovative Pedagogy, Valparaiso University, Nov. 2013
  • “Moving Stories of Humanity: Using Short Film to Engage Students” – Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 2013
  • “Photo Story: A Low-Tech Story-Telling Tool” – Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2008
  • A la Une: Using Actualités in French Class” – co-presentation with Randa Duvick, Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2008
  • “Warm-ups for the French Classroom: Using Proverbs and Pronunciation Principles” – Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association, Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 2003

Contributions to Regional and State Organizations

  • Hosted the 2015 conference of MWALLT, the Midwest Association for Language Learning & Technology (October 10, 2015)
  • Website manager for IFLTA, the Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (2005 to present)
  • Website manager for AATF-Indiana Northwest, the American Association of Teachers of French (2000 to present)
  • Named the 2009 Indiana State French Teacher of the Year (post-secondary level) by the Indiana AATF
  • Chapter secretary for AATF-Indiana Northwest (2000 to 2010)
  • Participated in the planning of the AATF-sponsored French Language Advocacy Kit (summer 2008, 2009)

Memberships

  • IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology)
  • MWALLT (Midwest Association for Language Learning Technology)
  • AATF (American Association of Teachers of French)
  • IFLTA (Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association)
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