Center for Language Acquisition at the Pennsylvania State University

Workshop on Language Textbook Writing

A workshop for language teachers:


"Writing Foreign Language Textbooks"


Wednesday, February 19, 2014


267 Willard


This workshop is designed for second language educators who are interested in the process of creating language textbooks in today's academic publishing world.  The authors of two recent textbooks, Parlons Affaires! (Cengage, 2013) and Russian Full Circle (Yale, 2013) will share their perspectives on second language textbook writing.


Topics to be addressed include:

  • What is involved in creating a language textbook?
  • How do commercial and pedagogical principles shape textbook design?
  • How can textbooks highlight authentic and contemporary language use?
  • What is the future of language textbook publishing?


The event is free and open to the public.  Light refreshments will be provided.


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