Feb. 2, 2011
Julia Coll, Ph.D., Spanish professor at Shawnee State University, in December presented "The Art of Teaching Foreign Language in a Brave New Digital Classroom" at the Foreign Language Instructional Technology Conference (FLIT) at the University of Cyprus in the capitol city of Nicosia.
"I really appreciated their hospitality," Coll said. "As a professional teaching applied linguistics and foreign languages, the conference was of a special interest for me because on the one hand, it addressed the contributions on second language acquisition research to instructional technology applications, and on the other, the implications of practical applications to learning theory."
Part of the island is Greek and part is Turkish, and although English is widely spoken, the official languages on Cyprus are both Greek and Turkish. The island is called the "island of cats" but Coll did not know why until the last day she was there.
"While waiting for the flight back, I ordered lunch and when the waiter brought the plate of food, several cats joined me and I shared my lunch with them," she said.