Innovative Uses of Instructional Technology

Join MIT Global Studies and Languages for our Brown Bag Lunch Series: informal presentations on current research by faculty, lecturers, post-docs, and visiting scholars, giving individual presentations or informal group panels. Light lunch provided.

This Roundtable explores new approaches to using various technological tools and platforms to enhance language instruction and classroom experience. Maria Khotimsky will moderate a discussion on designing assignments targeted to language learners of different levels, as well as developing short tasks and long-term projects. Presentations by:

Nilma Dominique, “Bridges project: integrating e-learning into the foreign language classroom”

Eric Grunwald, “Writing Wikipedia as a tool for teaching second-language writing”

Mariana San Martin, “Facilitating second-language vocabulary acquisition through technology-based strategies”

Moderator: Maria Khotimsky


  • Lecturer in Portuguese

Nilma Dominique is a Lecturer in Portuguese.

  • Lecturer in English Language Studies

Eric Grunwald is a Lecturer in English Language Studies at MIT.

  • Lecturer in Spanish

Mariana San Martín is a Lecturer in Spanish in MIT Global Languages.

  • Senior Lecturer in Russian

Maria Khotimsky is a Senior Lecturer in Russian at MIT.