Posts by Sonja Burrows

Pedagogical Implications of Modeling for Beginners

I have always loved working with beginners. I’m not entirely sure why, precisely; perhaps it has something to do with...

Plurilingualism and the Digital

August appears to be drawing to a close, bringing with it the concluding days of Middlebury’s Summer Language Schools. Approximately...

Notes from the Road: Digital Pedagogy Lab 2017

This week, I have the decided honor of attending, along with my colleagues Amy Collier and Sean Michael Morris from...

Tech Prep for the Language Schools

Summer is fast upon us and soon our campuses will be teeming with language learners and teachers from all over...

Moodle to Canvas: Language Assessment Transitions

With Middlebury’s recent institution-wide transition to a new Learning Management System (LMS), many instructors as well as programs have worked diligently...

Language Learning and the Digital

We think of language learning as an in-person endeavor. At its most elemental level, what is language really about if...

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Benvenuti a Firenze! (Welcome to Florence)

Last week, the Office of Digital Learning and the School in Italy launched a project that we are very proud...

What is Pre-immersion?

At Middlebury, we ask language learners to speak, live, and even dream in their chosen language. Students immerse themselves in...