[R6320] Transition to Online Teaching, Reconstructing Language Teaching Pedagogies and Curricula

Created by Ilknur Lider
Friday, 12/03/21 11:30 am


With the onset of the Covid 19 Pandemic, language instructors and program coordinators have been asked to revise existing language curricula and teaching pedagogies while simultaneously learn and integrate a wide range of new technologies and online tools into lesson design, content delivery and assessment. This unexpected transition has presented new opportunities for a less commonly taught language like Turkish in terms of materials development and lesson design based on novel ways of student engagement and interaction with the language in various virtual platforms. Yet, the transition also has ground breaking implications with unforeseen challenges for the existing language learning pedagogies that have been informing the Turkish Language Curricula and teaching practices in face-to-face classroom settings. The AATT Roundtable will bring together Turkish language teaching professionals to address emerging issues, challenges and drawbacks, share best practices for successful transition to online teaching, and facilitate discussion on reconstructing language teaching pedagogies and curricula to accommodate learner needs in online environments. Topics for the Roundtable include (1) effective course design in various modes of content delivery including synchronous, asynchronous, hybrid or blended classrooms, (2) effective use of online tools, applications and social media to develop collaborative learning activities in interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes of communication, (3) new assessment methods and tools that have proven to be successful in online teaching environments, (4)Flipped classroom approach for lesson design & implementation (5) strategies to foster collaboration and a sense of community among students in online classes, (6)Netiquette- norms and expectations for virtual classroom interactions. As we all have been trying to navigate through the current shift to online teaching amidst a global pandemic , we hope that the AATT Roundtable will provide a venue to share and discuss our teaching experiences in these unprecedented times, and it will lay the groundwork for future collaborations among the Turkish language teaching professionals.


American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT)


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Didem Havlioglu

(Duke University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Discussant;

Zuleyha Colak

(Columbia University, NY)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Emrah Sahin

(University of Florida)
Emrah Sahin is a transnational historian focusing on how political forces relate to social exchanges taking place within and beyond national borders. Exploring why Muslims treat non-Muslims the way they do, his first project resulted in a recent book...
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Funda Guven

(Nazarbayev University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Discussant;

Nilay Sevinc

(University of Michigan)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Ilknur Lider

Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer;

Esra Predolac

(University of Kansas)
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair;

Meryem Demir

(Harvard University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter; Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;