Many LTS students work with language learners in the Eugene area as interns, GTFs, volunteers, tutors, and more, but there is another unique opportunity you may not know about. The University of Oregon is home to the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS), one of just sixteen National Foreign Language Resource Centers which work to develop and share resources for language teaching and learning. Working with CASLS is an additional opportunity for LTS students and alumni.
Currently, LTS folks working with CASLS include: two LTS alumni who are current CASLS staff, two current students who are interns, and one current student who is a GTF. Additionally, Dr. Julie Sykes, the CASLS director regularly teaches an elective course for LTS students on pragmatics in language teaching.
To find out more about the kind of work that results from partnerships between CASLS and LTS, check out this blog post featuring the work of current LTS student and CASLS intern, Becky. Becky interned with CASLS from Summer Term 2015 to Winter Term 2016, and created an “interactive story” mobile app for language learners called Finders Keepers.
For more information about using games in language teaching and learning, browse other posts on Games2Teach, which is run by LTS alum Ben!