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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 mmalone@cal.org.

202-362-0700 • mmalone@cal.orghttp://www.cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program 2010

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • May 7, 2010 July 9, 2010
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This STARTALK workshop combines 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. Two tracks are offered: a primary track for participants who have not participated in our program before, and a secondary track for repeat participants. The primary track workshop focuses on assessment with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs for students with novice-level proficiency. The workshop begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. Consistent with the blended learning approach, the initial modules are followed by a two-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC, June 17-18, 2010. After the workshop, CAL will continue the online modules in order to provide assessment assistance, advice, and support during participants’ STARTALK programs. Finally, optional online oral proficiency assessment training will be available in July of 2010. Secondary track participants follow an alternate program with more hands-on technical assistance. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. Organizers: Lynn Thompson and Meg Malone. Applications are available along with the DRAFT syllabus from lthompson@cal.org.

202-362-0700 Ext. 519 • lthompson@cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • May 14, 2011September 30, 2011
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines 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, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins May 13, 2011 with online modules on the basics of assessment. The initial modules are followed by a two-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics May 31-June 1, 2011. The workshop content includes information about selecting/developing assessments and training in integrating assessments and instruction. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks for their programs. A separate track of the workshop will be available for educators from Chinese STARTALK programs that includes content from the main course plus Chinese-specific assessment examples and materials. The course will allow participants to focus on language-specific issues and to create and receive feedback on assessment materials in Chinese. As a follow up, optional online oral proficiency assessment training will be available in August of 2011. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. Organizers: Lynn Thompson and Meg Montee. If interested, contact lthompson@cal.org.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • June 8, 2012August 31, 2012
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines 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, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins June 8, 2012 with online modules on the basics of assessment. The initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics during the week of June 25, 2012 and additional online modules. The workshop content includes information about selecting/developing assessments and training in integrating assessments and instruction. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks for their programs. Additional post-workshop modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. A final follow up reflection week will take place prior to the fall STARTALK meeting. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs. Organizers: Lynn Thompson, Anne Donovan, and Na Liu. If interested, contact lthompson@cal.org.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Proficiency Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • May 17, 2013July 5, 2013
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines 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, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins May 17, 2013 with online modules on the basics of assessment. The two initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics beginning Monday June 3, 2013, which is followed by additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for the characteristics of STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 2, 2014June 13, 2014: Introductory modules (online)
  • June 16, 2014June 18, 2014: Tentative face-to-face workshop (face-to-face)
  • June 20, 2014July 13, 2014: Follow-up modules (online)
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines 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, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. The three initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics which is followed by two additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.orghttp://www.cal.org

Center for Applied Linguistics (teacher)

STARTALK Performance Assessment Training Program

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • May 22, 2015June 7, 2015: Introductory Modules (online)
  • June 8, 2015June 10, 2015: Workshop (face-to-face)
  • June 12, 2015July 2, 2015: Follow-up Modules (online)
  • Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC

This training program combines 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, with particular attention to assessing language growth in short-term STARTALK programs. The program begins with online modules on the basics of assessment. The two initial modules are followed by a three-day workshop at the Center for Applied Linguistics which is followed by three additional online modules. The workshop content focuses on developing high-quality assessment tasks that are appropriate for STARTALK learners. During the workshop, participants will focus on developing authentic language assessment tasks and rubrics for their programs. Additional modules will focus on topics of particular interest to participants and build on knowledge gained during the workshop. This workshop is limited to staff from STARTALK-funded programs.

202-355-1519 • lthompson@cal.org

D.C. 9 Metropolitan Urdu Center (student)

DC Metro Startalk Urdu Program 2014

Urdu
  • July 29, 2014August 23, 2014: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Washington, DC

The DC9 Metropolitan Urdu Center seeks to build on the success of its 2012 and 2013 programs to provide another exciting learning opportunity to 50 local elementary and middle school students. Students will improve their Urdu language skills, familiarity with Urdu culture,and social studies and art-related content knowledge through an engaging curriculum. The program will also strengthen students’ ties with the local Urdu community and will support the community in its goal of establishing a more sustainable Urdu program. We will continue to employ the theme “A Trip to Pakistan” to design and implement a meaningful theme-based curriculum. In previous programs, we incorporated Pakistani art projects in our curriculum and it became the highlight of our program. We focused on Pakistani truck art in 2012 and Pakistani rug art in 2013. Considering the positive impact of art projects on students' language learning we will include the project in our curriculum this year as well. The program will be held daily from July 31 to August 20, 2014,with further learning resources to be created and posted on the website or organized via social media on a regular basis. The program will target heritage children but will also welcome non-heritage students.

571-221-0308 • saziz9@yahoo.comhttp://dc9urducenter.org/

George Washington University (teacher)

Persian Curriculum Design (Advanced)

Persian • June 4, 2012June 15, 2012Residential Program
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC

This program is designed to create a guiding curriculum for Persian language instructors. In the course of two intensive weeks, this program will help instructors in facing the challenges of the twenty first century in teaching Persian. This professional development program will include sessions on standards-based curriculum planning, multi-media technology, learner-centered classroom strategies, and second language acquisition theories, as well as familiarity with assessment tools. Applications are accepted from novice and experienced instructors of Persian. Familiarity with Standards-based language teaching a preference. A limited number of stipends will be available to applicants, and accommodation available for out of town participants. Deadline: April 30th, 2012 To apply please contact: Professor Pardis Minuchehr at George Washington University. phone: 202-994-7948 fax: 202-994-4055 email: minucher@gwu.edu

202-994-7948 • minucher@gwu.edu

George Washington University (teacher)

Persian Curriculum Program (Teacher Training)

Persian • June 3, 2013June 21, 2013Residential Program
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC

The Persian Summer program is hiring instructors and teaching assistants for the duration of the immersion program at George Washington University (June 10-21st). Teachers and teaching assistants will participate in a training program starting from June 4th, and will be in attendance for the entire duration of the program (9 am- 5pm). Selected candidates will be offered on-campus housing. Pre-requisites for teachers: A minimum advanced degree of Masters of Arts. Language teaching experience. Preference will be given to those with Startalk teaching methodologies and prior experience with Startalk teachers workshops. Pre-requisites for teaching assistants: A minimum Bacherlor's Degree (Received by June 2013). Prior language teaching or tutoring experience. For more information you can contact Professor Pardis Minuchehr, pardisminuchehr@gmail.com, Director of the Persian Program, George Washington University. Phone# (202)994-7948.

202-994-7948 • minucher@gwu.eduhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Iic7H2kWcw1EI-nWc_pk1366roJg4RGXGeSwG8xXdgE/viewform

George Washington University (student)

Persian Student Immersion Program (June 10-21st, 2013)

Persian • June 10, 2013June 21, 2013Residential Program
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC

The summer Persian Immersion program accepts undergraduates in intermediate and advanced levels. Through the latest methods of language teaching methodology, this program aims to guide students into ways to achieve intermediate-high, advanced Proficiency in the Persian language. The program now accepts applications from both heritage and non-heritage speakers. (Deadline: April 7th) This program is funded through a grant by the National Foreign Language Center. There are limited scholarships available for on-campus housing. In order to be eligible for free housing apply early. For more information contact Dr. Pardis Minuchehr, Director of the Persian Program, George Washington University. Phone:(202) 994-7948 and email: pardisminuchehr@gmail.com

202-994-7948 • minucher@gwu.eduhttps://docs.google.com/forms/d/1pVHAMyyREtvfxHZeN1YpvGWLvMiPFaTvMwx5eVEkpUo/viewform

National Capital Language Resource Center (teacher)

Writing & Implementing an Arabic Curriculum K-12

Washington, DC • Arabic • June 29, 2009 July 3, 2009

This intensive one-week institute is offered for the third consecutive summer, continuing the important work of helping teachers of Arabic develop standards-based curricula for their classes. The goal is to provide guidelines and frameworks for curriculum development and specifically to help teachers develop and share standards-based curricula, units and lesson plans for Arabic for their schools, programs, or districts. This summer’s particular emphasis will be placed on integrating the Language Continuum with standards-based curriculum and instruction. During the institute concepts of curriculum development will be reviewed, models of the Language Continuum for Arabic (sequencing of language learning) will be visited, existing curricular materials for Arabic and other languages K-12 will be reviewed and analyzed, and leaders will work with small groups to help develop and refine participants' own curricular materials with a focus on integrating sequential introduction of materials with the standards. Upon completion of the assignments, teachers will receive certificates indicating 40 hours earned in Curriculum Development for which most school districts award continuing education units (CEUs).

202 973-1147 • nclrc@gwu.eduhttp://www.arabick12.org

National Capital Language Resource Center (teacher)

Arabic K-12 Hands-On

Washington, DC • Arabic • July 6, 2009 July 10, 2009

This institute will provide teachers at the elementary and high school levels the opportunity to try out learner-centered, communicative language teaching strategies, become familiar with the National Standards for Learning Arabic, and “learn by doing” how to provide challenging, engaging instruction. This highly intensive institute has been offered successfully for three years at the NCLRC, twice with the sponsorship of STARTALK. This summer we will increase the microteaching component by engaging two groups of students, one group of elementary and middle school students and one group of high school students, to act as students in “laboratory” classes for two hours each day. The emphasis of this workshop will be to provide teachers with information that can be used to extend the scope and range of their teaching strategies combined with targeted experiences that will integrate the information with classroom practice. An email conversation for group members and the presenters will be maintained through the year by the NCLRC to extend the period of group exploration and support. Participants will receive certificates for 40 hours of professional development from the National Capital Language Resource Center which are converted by states and districts into CEUs.

202 973-1147 • nclrc@gwu.eduhttp://www.arabick12.org

The George Washington University (teacher)

STARTALK: Arabic for Teachers of Arabic

Arabic • June 26, 2011July 1, 2011Residential Program
  • National Capital Language Resource Center, Washington, DC

The George Washington University will hold a one-week, 40 hour, intensive summer institute -- "Arabic for Teachers of Arabic" -- in Washington, DC to be led by Dr. Muhammad Eissa of the University of Chicago. The purpose of this institute is to raise the awareness of Arabic K-12 teachers about the structures, morphology, and cultural content of the Arabic language in the context of teaching Arabic as a second language. By the end of the institute, teachers will have a refreshed, explicit understanding of the most important linguistic features of Arabic, and an understanding of how to teach them in context in a standards-based, communication-oriented classroom. The institute will accommodate 24 teachers and instructors of Arabic, of all grades and levels, native and non-native speakers, and teachers with more and less formal education about the Arabic language.

202-973-1055 • anup.mahajan@nclrc.org

The George Washington University (teacher)

GWU STARTALK Second Language Instruction for Arabic Teachers: The Essentials

Arabic • June 1, 2012June 29, 2012Residential Program
  • The George Washington University, Washington, DC

This is a course on methods of teaching foreign/second languages. It is part of GWU’s NCATE-accredited program in preparing foreign language teachers and is a required course in the certification sequence. The course is a blended learning program, which includes: (1) an online section, 15 class hours: June 4 – 22; and (2) an on-campus residential workshop at GWU, 35 class hours: June 25 – 29. 3 graduate credits will be awarded to program participants upon successful completion of the course. The course addresses the National Council on Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)/American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Standards for Foreign Language Teacher Education Programs by providing Arabic teacher candidates with: (1) An understanding of the development of foreign language teaching methodology; (2) Theory on second language learning and teaching and how it applies to Arabic instruction; (3) Practice with instructional approaches and Arabic materials; and (4) Practice in using and interpreting assessment of student progress. Participants will be required to pay $300 towards tuition. For more information on how to apply for this program, contact Anup P. Mahajan, Executive Director of the National Capital Language Resource Center, at amahajan@gwu.edu

202-973-1086 • amahajan@gwu.edu
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