STARTALK 2009 - Persian Teacher Programs

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University of Pennsylvania (teacher)

Professional Curriculum and Material Development Workshop for Teachers of Persian

Philadelphia, PA • Persian • May 18, 2009 July 4, 2009

The summer STARTALK 2009 Persian Teacher's Workshop for Professional Curriculum and Materials Development at the University of Pennsylvania. (June 4th-7th) This workshop is intended to bring together new, experienced and prospective teachers of Persian in order to foster collaboration among them in North America, and to design a curriculum for all levels of language learning. There will be a subsequent online commitment by the participants for the development of materials throughout the six-week period following the workshop. In order to apply for participation, please send a letter of interest to the program director Dr. Pardis Minuchehr at the University of Pennsylvania per email. The email is:

215-301-7712 •

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

CAL STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Washington, DC • Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • June 5, 2009 October 8, 2009

This STARTALK workshop will combine online and face-to-face workshop formats to provide training in language assessment. The purpose of the workshop is to help STARTALK program directors, instructors, and/or teacher trainers learn about and plan for assessment in their STARTALK summer programs. The workshop focuses on assessment with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs for students with novice-level proficiency. This blended learning workshop combines distance learning and face-to-face interaction. The workshop will begin with a four-module online course on the basics of assessment. Consistent with the blended learning approach, the initial four modules are followed by a two-day face-to-face workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, in July, 2009. After the face-to-face workshop, CAL will continue the online modules in order to provide assessment assistance, advice, and support during participants’ STARTALK programs. Finally, optional oral proficiency workshops, conducted online, will be available in the fall of 2009. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. We hope that at least one person from every program participates. Organizers: Meg Malone, Lynn Thompson, Vicky Nier, and Anne Donovan Application: You can request the application and DRAFT syllabus from

202-362-0700 • mmalone@cal.org

New York University (teacher)

Startalk Teacher Training Program 2009: Arabic and Persian

New York, NY • Arabic, Persian • July 6, 2009 July 17, 2009Residential Session

This intensive two-week residential program provides basic theoretical knowledge and entry-level teaching skills of current and prospective school, community, and college teachers with native or near-native command of Modern Standard Arabic or Persian. It is based on a course curriculum from NYU’s Master’s in Foreign Language Teaching. It trains participants in developing students’ Arabic or Persian proficiency across the three communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational) and the five C’s, as outlined in the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Participants learn the most-up-to-date methodologies and develop, observe, and critique classroom procedures, strategies, and teaching techniques. They learn how to use community resources and how to select and use Internet materials. The program delivers 50 contact hours of classroom instruction. Every session consists of an interactive presentation of theoretical frameworks and practice. Outcomes include each participant’s portfolio and the materials and lesson plans in it. Participants receive an NYU transcript. The grant covers $700 per person out of the $920 continuing education tuition. Two scholarships are available for graduate tuition. The grant also covers accommodations in NYU residence halls, breakfast, lunch, and required textbooks.

212 998-8872 • startalk.nyu@nyu.edu

UCLA Center for World Languages (teacher)

Heritage Language Teacher Workshop

Los Angeles, CA • Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • July 20, 2009 July 24, 2009

In today’s “foreign” language classes, teachers are faced with many students who are heritage language speakers. For these students, the target language is not foreign, but rather a home language whose development was interrupted by a switch to English. A typical heritage learner has grown up hearing the language and begins classroom instruction with measurable oral and aural proficiency but with few literacy skills. This workshop is designed to help language teachers better understand the differences between L2 and HL learners, and learn how to differentiate curriculum to address the range of skill levels present in HL classes. Participants will explore ways to design their own curriculum and select materials and assessment tools. They will learn how to start where the students are and involve them as ACTIVE participants in the learning process. The workshop will include information on how to research a heritage language community and create a community-based program. A grasp of demographic data will give teachers an advantage in teaching and promoting heritage language instruction in their own departments, institutions, and districts. The goal for the workshop is to develop a cohort of language teachers who will be leaders and mentors in heritage language instruction.

310-794-0191 • kathryn@humnet.ucla.edu
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