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Simulating the practice of a foreign language at work through the Open-Access Languages at Work through Drama Method (LWD)

Your Name and Title: Carlos S. Huerta Jimenez - USMEXFUSION Executive Director

School or Organization Name: USMEXFUSION

Co-Presenter Name(s):

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: USA

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): College/University Faculty and Staff

Short Session Description (one line): Simulating the practice of a foreign language at work through the Open-Access Languages at Work through Drama Method (LWD)

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

In order to support the process of the comprehensive internationalization of your campus, what do you do if the directors, managers, administrators and teachers of your institution need to improve their speaking and writing skills in a foreign language?
Languages at Work through Drama (LWD) is the solution. LWD is not a teaching method. LWD is a method that stimulates the practice of a foreign language at work and assumes that participants have at least a basic level of the  foreign language to be practiced. It requires only 15 minutes a day at work.
The idea is that in a period of two weeks, the length of one lesson, teams of 2 or 3 participants create a conversation (in the foreign language) that reflects a real situation at work. Then they perform and video record it before uploading it to a Youtube or Vimeo channel that is created for each team.

Participants will learn how to implement LWD at their campuses.

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Biodata: Carlos Huerta, MA, is co-founder and Executive Director of USMEXFUSION, A.C. USMEXFUSION is a young Mexico-based bilingual non-profit organization that focuses on promoting and developing the institutional comprehensive internationalization of HEIs. He holds a BA in Modern Languages with an emphasis on English teaching and translation, and an MA in HEI Administration. He is co-creator of Si3, an open-access System for Institutional Comprehensive Internationalization (Sistema de Internacionalización Integral Institucional) and STEMP – Students Empowered, an open-access innovative teaching method.

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