Hands-on Technology with Task-Based Language Learning

  • 06 Feb 2014
  • 4:15 PM - 7:15 PM
  • Duluth - St. Scholastica


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Hands-on Technology with Task-Based Language Learning:

A Workshop for Language Teachers

Presenter Elizabeth Harsma

Thursday, February 6th


The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth

Tower Hall Room 4119

Cost $15.00 (no cost to future educators)

  • Event Details: Learn about task-based language learning and some simple ways to integrate technology tools into tasks. 

  • Participants will leave the workshop with five ideas for task-based language learning activities that integrate technology tools from beginning to advanced language  and culture courses.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to network with other language teachers and earn CEUs.

  • Snacks and refreshments served.

  • Presenter Biography: Elizabeth Harsma is a pre-doctoral fellow and Spanish instructor at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Ms. Harsma has seven years of Spanish language instruction experience at the university level. Her teaching philosophy is firmly rooted in learner-centered, immersive, communicative and competency based instruction. Elizabeth holds a Master's Degree in Spanish language and literature and is currently pursuing a doctorate in education with an emphasis on e-learning. Ms. Harsma's current research interest is the intersection of language learning with technological and online environments. 

  • Elizabeth is delighted to share her knowledge of task-based language learning and teaching with technology as it encompasses both her teaching philosophy (tasks are communicative, real-world and learner directed) and research interests (tech tools are used to complete a task). 

  • Parking: There is no permit needed to park on campus at this hour. Park in the Mitchell parking
    lot and take the elevator (or stairs) to floor 4 (follow signs). See links below more directions.

Directions to campus:


Campus Parking Map (Mitchell is Lot 3)


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