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Professor Danie Moss-Velasco to Present at Conference on Second Languages and Cultures

Professor Danie Moss-Velasco

June 15, 2018

Professor Danie Moss-Velasco will present an abstract at the 2018 Conference on Second Languages and Cultures: Theory, Practice and Instructional Practices at Duke Energy Center in Cincinnati on June 17.

A member of the adjunct faculty, Moss-Velasco will present the Universidad de Monterrey/Drexel Global Classroom project that she piloted earlier this year.

Moss-Velasco, who teaches Beginning and Intermediate Spanish for Lawyers, will base her presentation on the Collaborative Online International Learning project she created.

The project, including students from the Kline School of Law and the business school at UDEM, was a four-week program that enabled the two groups to compare notes about their studies and professional pathways. The Mexican students gave presentations in English, while the American students delivered theirs on Spanish.

The final session of the project introduced the students to the process of producing a collaborative academic document, using online tools and incorporating, professional language and technology objectives.

The experience gave students skills in presenting and conversing in a target language that will serve them well in a professional environment that includes people from unfamiliar cultures.

Moss-Velasco plans to expand the project this fall. She has taught Spanish at Rutgers and Saint Joseph’s universities.