Events / Recent News

Upcoming Lectures & Events

Please send details to CLP for events happening near you...


The following organizations host events regularly:

Center for Russia, East Europe, & Central Asia (CRECA)

Wisconsin Association For Language Teachers


Campus Calendars

Instructors be sure to check the campus calendars page for descrepancies in semester schedules. More...

2014 Workshop Information


The UW System Collaborative Language Program Presents

Flip It: Increase Communicative Practice with a Flipped Lesson Approach

Chris Holman, UW Stevens Point, Arabic
Natalia Roberts, UW La Crosse, Russian
Lauren Rosen, Director UW System Collaborative Language Program

274 Van Hise Hall, UW-Madison
Thursday, August 21

Join us for a full day focusing on technologies to help you flip your lessons and give your students more time to talk. Students today are always connected. They regularly communicate, collaborate, problem solve, create, innovate... all using a variety of technologies. We'll look at opportunities to engage students' technology savvy to demonstrate their communicative competence. Our emphasis will be on creating media rich mini-lessons for students to interact with outside of class, ways to assess their comprehension, and how this will increase the time students have for practicing language in class. We will look at technology integration both for asynchronous lesson creation and assessment.

Participants will work hands-on, participate in activities as they would have their students do, and then have some time to reflect on this experience and how they might integrate it into their own language courses.

Participants are encouraged to bring:

Bring headset/earbuds or some sort of listening device. The lab we are using no long has headsets. A headset with a mic is also helpful but not required as the laptops do offer a built-in mic. USB as well as regular headphone min jack (like what plugs into an iPod/mp3 player) is available.

Registration Information:

Workshop Fees:

CLP instructors: free of charge. Please make your own hotel reservations as indicated below and save receipts for reimbursement.
All other UW Attendees: $60 Fees include workshop materials, continental breakfast and lunch. (Following submission of the registration form, you will receive an invoice by email. Your space in the workshop is only guaranteed after payment has been submitted.)

Registration has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact lrosen @

Tentative Workshop Agenda:

Wednesday Aug. 20, 2014

10am - 4pm
Wendt Library rm. 410

Guest Presenter:
Deana Zorko, Spanish Educator and Smart Notebook User Extrodinaire

CLP Instructors Only

Learn to create activities using Smart Notebook for the sympodiums in your classrooms. Experience it as a student and get a chance to try it out on your own.

This is an opportunity for our UW CLP distance learning instructors to share what works and provide innovative techniques and supportive approaches to language learning in an ITV environment.

Please also bring an activity to share that works well for you.

Thursday Aug. 21, 2014
8:45 Continental Breakfast & Registration


274 Van Hise

Communication at the Core: Assessing Flipped Lessons
Presenters: Lauren Rosen, Director UW System Collaborative Language Program, Chris Holman, Arabic Professor, UW-Stevens Point

Engage your students using meaningful communicative tasks that have them demonstrating what they know and can do in the target language. Join us for this hands-on opportunity to create assessment tasks that provide feedback to guide your instruction. These activities offer a means for your students to demonstrate how well they understand and produce in the target language. Experience the ease of creating tasks with tools designed specifically for educators. We'll focus on using ANVILL, a free National Virtual Language Lab and other free options for mobile devices. You'll have an opportunity to learn from those who have been using these technologies with their students.

12:00-1:00 (1418 Van Hise) Lunch


274 Van Hise

Creating Flipped Lessons, Increasing In-Class Practice
Lauren Rosen, Director UW System Collaborative Language Program
Natalia Roberts, Russian Instructor, UW-La Crosse

Once you know that you can assess what students are learning outside of class, it's time to create learning scenarios.

Find out what flipping looks like in world language classes. Explore how easy it is to use today’s technologies to differentiate for students, increase opportunities for learning at one’s own pace, provide help where students really need it, and allow more time in class for practicing communication skills students need to master.

Participants will have the opportunity to start flipping a lesson for their course environment albeit distance, blended, traditional, synchronous or asynchronous...

Registration has reached capacity. If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact lrosen @



Parking is available on a first come first serve basis. Lots 17, 20, and 80 are the closest.
Cost: $12/day
(CLP instructors, save parking receipt for TER reimbursement.)

Lot 20 is located off of University Ave. between Charter St. and Henry Mall. This lot does typically fill up so it is recommended to arrive early. Lot 17 is located off of Engineering Dr. tucked in between the engineering buildings. This has the most spaces available. Lot 80 is the underground garage for Union South off of Dayton St. UW Parking map. Lauren's abbreviated map focusing in on the lots nearest the workshop may also be downloaded. Lauren's Map

You may also pre-order parking permits but the lots are much farther away. Plan a 15-20min walk from parking to Van Hise or take the campus bus. If planning to take the campus bus, request schedule information when ordering permit. Campus bus routes are free.




1308 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI 53715


Single/Double Room: $70 (For CLP Instructors)
Contact Lauren for reservation NO LATER THAN JULY 20!!!

Non-CLP instructors please make your own reservations.
UW Faculty remember to request the state rate and be prepared to pay with your P-card.

Questions? Comments?
Contact: Lauren Rosen
CLP Director

Previous CLP Worshops:

2013: Anytime Anywhere Learning: Using 21st Century Skills to Engage Langauge Learners

2012: Assessment in the 21st Century: A Multimedia Approach

2011: Leveraging Social Media to Spark Learning

2010: Authenticity & Media

2009: Emerging Technologies & Language Learning

2007: Interact & Engage

The University of Wisconsin System Collaborative Language Program (CLP) is a grant funded project focused on providing critical language instruction to UW institutions currently unable to support these offerings. All courses are taught using two-way interactive video technologies.