Facebook, Twitter and other Social Media: How they can be Used for Academic Purposes

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Stella Mattioli - University of Virginia
contact email: 

This roundtable analyzes the possibilities of including social media in the foreign language classroom (with a focus on Italian), in order to create activities that might be appealing to the students’ interest in using new technologies. Different language instructors are using Facebook and Twitter (or other social media platforms) in the classroom, in order to increase the participation of their students or to design new assignments. This contributes to the creation of new spaces, outside of class, where the students can practice at their own pace, using tools with which they are very familiar, and with minimal supervision from the instructor when necessary. 
This session welcomes proposals by instructors of Italian and other foreign languages willing to share their experiences (successful or unsuccessful) using social media in order to create alternative academic spaces for their students. 

NEMLA, April 12-15 2018.

Deadline: Septermber 30.


Apply here: https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html

Or contact me at: sm6dn@virginia.edu