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Title: ADFL Summer Seminars
Body: ADFL Summer Seminars Interdisciplinarity and Advanced Competencies Register now online: http://www.adfl.org/seminars/ index.htm     2003 ADFL Summer Seminars Seminar East, 12-14 June New Haven, Connecticut Host: Nina Garrett,Yale University and the Yale University Center for Language Study Seminar West 26-28 June Snowbird, Utah Hosts: Richard Chi and Stuart Culver, University of Utah (Joint Seminar with ADE) Registration fee of $300 covers most meals ADFL Summer Seminars, held each June, provide departmental administrators with three days of lively debate, problem solving, and exchange of information about pressing issues in the field in workshops, plenary sessions, and discussion groups.
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Title: The 10th Summer Pedagogy Workshop in Los Angeles
Body: Japanese Language Teaching The 10th Summer Pedagogy Workshop in Los Angeles For K-12 Teachers of Japanese Language in North America at The Japan Foundation Language Center July 08-18, 2003
Source: The Japan Foundation Language Center
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Title: 2003 Summer Institute
Body: 2003 Summer Institute Attention! A New Kind of Institute for Previous Participants of NFLRC Institutes. Mentoring, Leadership, and Change When: Tuesday, July 29 – Wednesday August 6, 2003 Where: NFLRC, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa Who: Alumni of NFLRC institutes are encouraged to participate in Mentoring, Leadership, and Change, a new institute that will be held in the summer of 2003. What: This new institute will bring together participants of previous NFLRC institutes who have developed expertise in a) action research, b) elementary school foreign language education, c) technology, and/or d) thematic planning to synthesize their knowledge and skills in all four topic areas, to expand their perspectives on initiating and sustaining change, and to acquire research-based techniques for creating effective change through mentoring and leadership.
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Title: Interdisciplinarity and Advanced Competencies
Body: Seminar East, 12-14 June New Haven, Connecticut Host: Nina Garrett,Yale University and the Yale University Center for Language Study Registration fee of $300 covers most meals PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Achieving Advanced Competencies The Multilanguage Department Interdisciplinarity in English and Foreign Language Departments: Opportunities and Obstacles Conflict Management SPEAKERS Jeffrey Brunner (West Virginia Univ.) Heidi Byrnes (Georgetown Univ.) Carolyn Hodges (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville) John Kerrick (Hollander and Kerrick, Associates) Mary Ann Lyman-Hager (San Diego State Univ.) William Moebius (Univ. of Massachusettes, Amherst) Peter Richardson (Linfield Coll.) Haun Saussy (Stanford Univ.) Katie Trumpener (Yale Univ.) WORKSHOP LEADERS Julie Candler Hayes (University of Richmond) Malcolm Compitello (Univ. of Arizona) SITE AND ACCOMMODATIONS Guests will stay at the New Haven Hotel, 229 George Street, tel. 800 NHHOTEL (800 644-6835); www.newhavenhotel.com/. Room rate $95 single, $110 double, plus 12% tax. Hotel reservations must be received by 30 May. The New Haven Hotel boasts a 75' lap pool and a heated therapeutic pool as well as extensive exercise facilities.
Source: Association of Departments of Foreign Languages
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Title: THE ESSENTIALS OF LANGUAGE TEACHING FOR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS
Body: THE ESSENTIALS OF LANGUAGE TEACHING FOR POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION LANGUAGE INSTRUCTORS Presenter: Dr. Richard Robin, The George Washington University Date: Thursday, May 22 - Friday May 23 Cost: $150.00 This institute is designed for higher education foreign language instructors who are relatively new to the practice. Issues to be covered include: curricular goals and planning, lesson planning, motivation and learning styles, teaching strategies for language learning and language use, grammar as a component of communication, global receptive skills, cultural content, and assessment. The institute will be a grand tour of the practice and a source of ideas for adapting teaching techniques to meet the audience and goals at hand. Participants will take part in group discussions and role-plays, and will leave the institute with new ideas for their classrooms. Special attention will be focused on language-specific issues (both commonly and less commonly taught languages). All participants who successfully complete the institute will receive certificates of participation from the NCLRC, a collaboration between Georgetown University, The George Washington University, and the Center for Applied Linguistics. A limited number of stipends are available. Institutions may wish to recommend this institute to part-time instructors and independent contractors. A more detailed description of this workshop is available. Please register for the institute(s) of your choice at least 10 days before the start date in order to guarantee a place in the institute(s) and lodging accommodations.
Source: NCLRC SUMMER INSTITUTES
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Title: TEACHING TOWARD ADVANCED (PROFESSIONAL-LEVEL) L2 PERFORMANCE
Body: TEACHING TOWARD ADVANCED (PROFESSIONAL-LEVEL) L2 PERFORMANCE Tuesday, May 27 - Wednesday, May 28 An NCLRC Summer Institute Designed for Foreign Language Educators and Program Directors. Location: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Institute Goals: This two-day workshop is intended for teachers and program directors whose goal is to facilitate their learners' acquisition of advanced L2 abilities. The Workshop: Taking a cultural literacy approach that organizes programs, courses, pedagogies, and assessment around the construct of oral and written textual genre, we will address the following topics: specifying the nature of language use abilities commonly referred to as "advanced", profiling the advanced learner from the perspective of L2 development, selecting pedagogies, making curricular and programmatic decisions, selecting materials, creating criteria, and forms of assessment. Participants will go home with: Participants will come away with a greater understanding of principles and approaches that can help shape instruction, programs, and assessment for learners who aspire to reach advanced/professional levels of L2 ability. Instructor: Dr. Heidi Byrnes, Georgetown University Heidi Byrnes, is Professor of German at Georgetown University. Most recently her scholarly interests have focused on the advanced instructed learner and pedagogical and curricular, and assessment approaches that foster the acquisition of advanced levels of literacy. Over the past six years, the German Department's integrated content-oriented and genre- and task-based undergraduate curriculum, "Developing Multiple Literacies," has provided a rich context for exploring these issues in depth. (see her web page www.georgetown.edu/faculty/byrnes). Schedule: Morning Sessions: 9:00-12:00 Afternoon Sessions: 1:15-4:00 Fee: $150.00 for registration and materials. Fee excludes room and board. We will provide you with information on a range of housing options. Registration Deadline: Friday, May 16th 2003 Professional Development Points: Most school districts award professional development points towards recertification for participation. Check with your school or local administration. For more information, call (202) 973-1086 or e-mail: info@nclrc.org
Source: NCLRC Summer Institute
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Title: MIND AND LANGUAGE: PSYCHOLOGY OF MEMORY & LANGUAGE LEARNING
Body: MIND AND LANGUAGE: PSYCHOLOGY OF MEMORY & LANGUAGE LEARNING Monday, May 26th 2003 An NCLRC Institute for Foreign and Second Language Educators Location: The George Washington University, Washington, DC Institute Goals: This institute is designed for foreign and second language teachers who are curious about the relationship between mind, memory, and language learning. We will review current research on how languages are stored in our memory, how words in different languages are related to meaning in memory, and what these questions tell us about language learning. The Workshop:We will begin with a brief tour of our own minds and memory with an emphasis on the contrast between conscious and non-conscious processing and controlled and automatic processing. We will have a brief glimpse at the brain and talk about the relationship between the brain and mind. Then we will explore our own basic memory and learning processes through a number of simple mental activities. We will review psychological models of how we acquire and store our languages. Finally, we will discuss the relationship of these basic cognitive and learning processes to second and foreign language learning. Participants will go home with: Participants should come away from this seminar with more questions than answers and, hopefully, a deeper appreciation of the mysteries of mind that are revealed in second language learning. The seminar will sharpen language teachers' critical skills in evaluating specific language teaching methodologies and materials. Lead Instructor: Dr. Catharine Keatley is Associate Director of the National Capital Language Resource Center and a cognitive psychologist with a specialty in bilingual memory organization. Schedule: Morning Session: 9:00-12:00 Afternoon Session: 1:15-4:00 Fee: $75.00 for registration and materials. Fee excludes room and board. We will provide you with information on a range of housing options. Registration Deadline: Friday, May 16th 2003 Professional Development Points: Most school districts award professional development points towards recertification for participation. Check with your school or local administration. For more information, call (202) 973-1086 or E-mail: info@nclrc.org
Source: NCLRC Institute
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Title: TEACHING ARABIC AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TAFL)
Body: TEACHING ARABIC AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TAFL) The George Washington University Center for Applied Linguistics Location and Date: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Thursday, May 29th - Friday, May 30th Institute Goals: This institute will focus on TAFL issues in proficiency-based and content-based instruction, materials preparation, and curriculum development. Discussion will include topics such as language variation and diglossia, reading comprehension, issues of structural accuracy and instruction for advanced proficiency. Day One: Introduction to TAFL Presenter/s will introduce key concepts in TAFL: teaching for proficiency, skill level definitions, diglossia and its implications for proficiency. An outline of traditional and modern methods and their implications for classroom instruction and choice of materials. Resources for using technology in the Arabic classroom will also be presented. Time will be allotted for group discussion as well as presentations. Day Two: Focus on advanced proficiency Presenter/s will conduct an interactive discussion of advanced level skills, appropriate tasks at that level and how those tasks may be translated into classroom and out-of-class activities, relevant structural, discourse, and socio-cultural features, and the issues to be taken into consideration for developing advanced Internet-based and CD Rom-based materials. Participants will go home with: * Ideas for structuring TAFL programs and classes * Understanding of TAFL classroom strategies and methodologies and task-based instruction * The basics for developing advanced materials A resource guide for studying and learning Arabic, including on-line resources. * Bibliographies, including lists of current texts. Instructors: Dr. Gerald Lampe was for many years professor of Arabic and also Head of the Foreign Language Division at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, a division of the graduate school of Johns Hopkins University. In addition to his position at SAIS, he served as Director of the CASA program for a number of years, and he is now a Senior Research Associate at the National Foreign Language Center where his recent work has focussed on Arabic reading proficiency. Dr. Karin Ryding: Dr. Ryding is professor of Arabic and chair of the Department of Arabic Language, Literature and Linguistics at Georgetown University. She also holds an endowed professorship, and is Sultan Qaboos bin Said professor of Arabic. She is the author of many articles on TAFL methodology and of two textbooks for teaching Formal Spoken Arabic. Schedule: Morning Sessions: 9:00-12:00 Afternoon Sessions: 1:15-4:00 Fee: $150.00 for registration and materials. Fee excludes room and board. We will provide you with information on a range of housing options. Registration Deadline: Monday, May 19th 2003 Professional Development Points: Most school districts award professional development points towards recertification for participation. Check with your school or local administration. For more information, call (202) 973-1086 or e-mail: info@nclrc.org
Source: NCLRC SUMMER INSTITUTE
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Title: Teaching Culture to Foreign Language Learners
Body: Teaching Culture to Foreign Language Learners Presenter: Dr. Anna U. Chamot, NCLRC Staff and Guest Panel Date: Wednesday, June 25 - Thursday, June 26 Cost: $150.00 Join us in a hands-on, activity-based workshop designed to outline and model a wide range of lesson-planning ideas for teaching culture in your FL classroom. Presenters and participants will discuss explicit culture such as cuisine, festivals, sports and arts, and implicit culture such as beliefs, social norms and societal roles. Presenters will demonstrate how to incorporate both types of culture into your curriculum using language texts, authentic target culture materials and technological tools. Participants will work together to create and share lesson plans designed to teach culture. http://www.nclrc.org/Suin03pgm.htm
Source: NCLRC SUMMER INSTITUTE
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Title: ORAL PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENTS
Body: ORAL PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENTS Wednesday, June 25th & Thursday, June 26th 2003 An NCLRC Summer Institute Designed for Language Educators in K-12 and Higher Education. Location: The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Washington, D.C. Institute Goals: Participants will learn about general concepts of oral proficiency, review principles of oral proficiency rating on an oral proficiency test and understand basic concepts of the four major proficiency levels according to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines-Speaking (1999). Participants will also develop classroom-based tasks for individual classroom settings. The workshop: Participants will use multimedia software produced by the presenters to provide training in rating oral proficiency. Activities will be based on tasks taken from the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI). Participants will first become familiar with the test tasks. Then, participants will be trained to understand and apply the recently revised ACTFL Guidelines for speaking to evaluate student speech in a foreign language by listening to a variety of speech samples at different levels. The workshop will alternate between presentation and hands-on practice. Participants will go home with: Participants will come away with an improved understanding of principles of oral proficiency, the basic levels on which oral proficiency is assessed and knowledge of how to apply skills in the classroom. Lead Instructors: Alicia Rasmussen (MA, Columbia University) joined CAL's Language Testing Division in January 2003 as a Research Assistant. Ms. Rasmussen has taught Spanish in New York State public and private schools. As Senior Testing Associate, Margaret E. Malone (Ph.D., Georgetown University) directs technology-mediated oral proficiency projects at CAL. Dr. Malone has directed language testing for Peace Corps-Worldwide and taught language testing and teaching methods at American and Georgetown Universities. Schedule: Morning Session: 9:00-12:00 Lunch: 12:00-1:15 Afternoon Session: 1:15-4:00 Fee: $150.00 for registration and materials. Fee excludes room and board. We will provide you with information on a range of housing options. Registration Deadline: Mon. June 16, 2003 Professional Development Points: Most school districts award professional development points towards recertification for participation. Check with your school or local administration. For more information, call (202) 973-1086 or E-mail: info@nclrc.org
Source: NCLRC SUMMER INSTITUTE
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