South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) annual conference

November 7-9, 2014

Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia

AATG-sponsored panel

Session Title: Assessing Intercultural Competence Via German Film

Teaching with visual media and fostering intercultural competence (ICC) are
"trendy" directions in the profession of foreign language educators. Visual
media (such as film, TV series, or recordings on video-sharing websites)
have served as readily available and popular sources in the teaching of
culture and ICC. The growing body of scholarship on ICC has generated a
discourse on assessment of student learning outcomes. However, there is a
dearth of effective and usable strategies for the assessment of learners'
attainment of ICC through the study of film. The panel invites papers that
discuss successful examples of ICC assessments and best practices in
assessing students' development of ICC via German visual media. Of
particular interest are papers that connect the panel's focus with the
special theme of the 2014 SAMLA conference - "Sustainability and the

Please send an abstract of 300 words to Sabine Smith ([log in to unmask])
or Susanne Kelley ([log in to unmask]) by June 10, 2014.

Susanne Kelley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of German
Department of Foreign Languages
Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA 30144

The German Studies Call for Papers List
Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
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