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Center for Applied Second Language Learning (CASLS) (student)

STARTALK College Readiness Academy

Swahili • July 14, 2013July 27, 2013Residential Program
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Move past the boundaries of what you think you know about Africa. Explore the fascinating history, economic dynamism, and rich culture of East Africa while learning to communicate with the 40 million Swahili speakers around the world. The Swahili College Readiness Academy prepares high school students for college success through an intensive summer experience in Swahili followed by an optional online study. The Swahili College Readiness academy is a two-week residential program hosted at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, from July 14–27, 2013. Students will stay in the university residence halls during their time in Eugene. Other than transportation to Eugene, there is no cost to attend the program. Students take classes and engage in activities taking advantage of the university’s numerous academic, language, and cultural resources. After the institute, students have the option of continuing their Swahili study by enrolling in the online language and culture learning program called Hermes. Students will achieve Novice-High proficiency (equivalent to one year of study) by the end of the academy while earning high school language credit.

541-346-1773 • mandyl@uoregon.eduhttp://cra.uoregon.edu

Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) (teacher)

STARTALK GLEN Northwest

Arabic, Chinese, Russian • July 11, 2011July 15, 2011Residential Program
  • Holiday Inn Express, Eugene, OR

The Global Language Educators Network (GLEN) is a community of practice consisting of language teachers committed to lifelong professional improvement. GLEN is more than a workshop; it is a two-year process focused on action research and leadership development that initiates teachers into the community. The following are core values of GLEN: 1) We are willing to challenge our current beliefs and professional practices; 2) We are committed to constant improvement; 3) Leaders make those around them better; and 4) Everyone can be a leader in a way that is effective and comfortable for them. In year 1, participants will attend a summer institute to develop an action research project with support from institute leaders. Then, during academic year, they will conduct action research in their classrooms with institute leader guidance. They will also participate in an online social network. IN year 2, participants will against attend a summer institute to present their action research and receive leadership training and develop leadership project plan. During the academic year, they will conduct a leadership project and continue participating in an online social network.

541-346-5715 • falsgraf@uoregon.edu

Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) (student)

STARTALK Swahili College Readiness Academy 2014

Swahili • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2014June 28, 2014: Summer institute (face-to-face)
  • June 29, 2014December 15, 2014: Optional online study (online)
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Move past the boundaries of what you think you know about Africa. Explore the fascinating history, economic dynamism, and rich culture of East Africa while learning to communicate with the 40 million Swahili speakers around the world. The Swahili College Readiness Academy prepares high school students for college success through an intensive summer experience in Swahili followed by an optional online study. The Swahili College Readiness academy is a two-week residential program hosted at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, from June 15-28, 2014. Students will stay in the university residence halls during their time in Eugene.Other than transportation to Eugene, there is no cost to attend the program. Students take classes and engage in activities taking advantage of the university’s numerous academic, language, and cultural resources. After the institute, students have the option of continuing their Swahili study by enrolling in the online language and culture learning program called Hermes. These thematic units feature content and issues from the language’s culture. Hermes will help students achieve and document their language learning progress. Students will achieve Novice-High proficiency (equivalent to one year of study) by the end of the academy while earning high school language credit.

541-346-1773 • mandyl@uoregon.eduhttp://cra.uoregon.edu

Center for Applied Second Language Studies, University of Oregon (student)

College Readiness Academy

Chinese, Swahili • July 8, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

The College Readiness Academy prepares high school students for college success through an intensive summer experience in Chinese and Swahili followed by a year-long online course. Students will achieve Intermediate-Low proficiency by the end of the College Readiness Academy while earning high school language credit. Students select either the Chinese track (subject to self-support fee) or the Swahili track. Both will attend a three-week residential institute at the University of Oregon in Eugene. In addition to providing high-quality language and culture instruction, the College Readiness Academy will include regular college counseling and financial aid sessions. After the institute, students will take the online language and culture learning program called Hermes. These thematic units feature content and issues from the target culture. Hermes will help students achieve and document their language learning progress.

541-346-5715 • falsgraf@uoregon.eduhttp://cra.uoregon.edu/

Confucius Institute at Portland State University (teacher)

Teacher Professional Development - 2010 Summer K-12 Chinese Language Teacher Training Program

Chinese • June 21, 2010 July 2, 2010Residential Program
  • Confucius Institute at Portland State University, Portland, OR

The program will recruit 25-30 teachers from over 50 K-12 schools in great Portland region including southwest Washington State, and 25-30 from K-12 schools in the US. Trainees will include in-service and pre-service K-12 teachers of Chinese. During the training, the trainees will obtain core knowledge and skills required for teaching Chinese in the context of emerging national standards in teaching Chinese as a foreign language (CFL), principles of language acquisition, new developments in language pedagogy, curriculum design and planning, instructional technology applicable to classroom teaching. In addition, the trainees will be guided to independently to develop the most appropriate approaches in teaching planning, material developing, courseware designing, and apply their practical teaching plans and curriculum design to interactive, student-centered, and culturally enriched Chinese classroom teaching. The training will be conducted in the form of lectures, group discussion, teaching rehearsals, self critiques and peer evaluation. Upon successful completing all the required work of the training program, the trainees will submit an e-portfolio that contains all lecture reflections, teaching notes, group project summary, PPT presentations, teaching plans, self- and group-evaluations, and receive a teacher training certificate and earn three graduate credits from the Graduate School of Education at Portland State University.

503-725-2285 • lium@pdx.eduhttp://oia.pdx.edu/confucius/teacher_training_program/
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