CBI: Rethinking What and How We Teach in Second/Foreign Language Programs

When and Where

Friday, December 10, 2021 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Online, Zoom


Jeannette Sánchez Naranjo


About the Workshop
This workshop will provide participants an overview of Content-Based Instruction (CBI) in college language programs. We aim to answer the question of how to balance the teaching of both content and language in our particular instructional contexts. Participants will learn basic CBI concepts and examine ways to connect and integrate content learning and language instruction. We will look at sample materials and a series of practical activities and tasks for the classroom and consider how best to structure lessons. Finally, we will look briefly at different models for assessing student work in these contexts.

About the Presenter
Jeannette Sánchez Naranjo is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition in the Department of Spanish at Amherst College.
Her research is grounded in the interplay between language, instruction, and culture, with a particular focus on understanding difficulties that adults experience when learning a second language (L2) in instructional contexts. Her work aims to help L2 learners develop as fully proficient language users in the 21st century.
Dr. Sánchez Naranjo’s research has been published in scholarly journals such as Foreign Language AnnalsLanguage, Culture and CurriculumCanadian Journal of Linguistics, and Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana

Contact Information


Department of Spanish & Portuguese