Performing Language in the Foreign Language Classroom – an Experiential-Interactive Approach

This workshop will be led by Sabine Gross, Professor of German and Affiliate Professor of Theater and Interdisciplinary Theater Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Learning and speaking a foreign language is a process of discovery that can produce anxiety and stress in students. Relaxing the usual emphasis on meaning and conventional verbal communication will allow us to experience language in new ways that can contribute to learner enjoyment and success in the classroom. 

This workshop will offer participants a different way of engaging with language that can be utilized at any level of language instruction. Participants will acquire strategies suitable for a wide range of applications in the foreign-language classroom, from the first week of instruction through advanced literature classes.     

What to wear:    We will be moving quite a bit, so wear comfortable clothes.

Lunch and coffee will be provided. Please register with

Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00am to 3:00pm

Maguire Hall, 304 (located off the Presidents' Room by Riggs Library. Take the elevator at the south end of Healy Hall to the third floor, turn left, and you will see it straight ahead)
37th and O St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Special Events, Training


Students, Faculty/Staff


Georgetown College, German



Dr. Sabine Gross

Open to the public and the press?


Event Contact Name

Courtney Feldman

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