On October 18th & 19th, 2019, Dr. Brian Mann, Professor in French and Head of Modern and Classical Languages, attended the 46th Annual NASILP (National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where he presented a workshop / teaching demonstration entitled: “Écoute-Radio: Building Listening Comprehension Skills Using Music in an Intensive, Cooperative Environment.”. Dr. Mann is a member of the governing board, but has also served as Vice-President, President, and Past President, and UNG has been an institutional member of NASLIP since 2006.
On November 8th, invited by Dr. Karen Young, a Professor of Sociology at Clayton State University, Dr. Mann served on her panel entitled “We All Work Together to Make it Better: Community Building Across Local, National, and International Fronts” at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Georgia Sociological Association at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel on Jekyll Island, Georgia.
In addition, Dr. Mann re-conceived his recent presentation for the sociological context (and the sociologists present) under the title: Écoute-Radio: Building Student Learning Communities.” His session description was “How one creative educator helps students build to develop listening skills in a cooperative environment using “public text” and “private text” to create “community text.”
Congratulations to Dr. Mann on his participation and contribution to NASLIP.