STARTALK 2015 - Chinese Teacher Programs in MN

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Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), U of MN (teacher)

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu
  • June 8, 2015June 28, 2015: TTLO Course (online)
  • Completely online, MN

This STARTALK program is for K-16 teachers of critical languages who want to teach their language online. Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in a model online language course. By the end of the course, participants will have a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online course. Teachers will be awarded a certificate of completion upon finishing course requirements (optional graduate credits available for a fee). For more details, please see the program website.

612-625-8848 • johnshoy@umn.eduhttp://www.carla.umn.edu/technology/startalk/

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages at Concordia Language Villages

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • Residential Program
  • June 21, 2015July 1, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

Principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of critical languages. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. STARTALK teachers learn and practice: a) strategies for staying in the target language in both formal and informal instructional settings; b) formative and summative Standards-based assessments of students’ communication skills and cultural understandings; c) content-based teaching strategies; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners. Brandon Locke, dean of teacher development programs, is the program director and lead instructor. Jing Zhao, a Chinese immersion teacher, serves as co-instructor. Dr. Donna Clementi will also be a guest instructor focusing on instructional unit design and standards-based Integrated Performance Assessment model. The program is housed at Bemidji State University (Bemidji, MN) with regular visits to Concordia Language Villages sites. Participants receive room/board on the BSU campus. Four graduate credits are awarded for successful completion of the course. In addition, each participant will receive up to $350.00 to defray the costs of travel to Bemidji, Minnesota.

907-242-1671 • blocke@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

University of Minnesota (teacher)

STARTALK Teaching and Assessing Chinese Culture and Language Authentically

Chinese • Residential Program
  • June 15, 2015June 26, 2015: Program segment (face-to-face)
  • Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

The goal of STARTALK Teaching and Assessing Chinese Culture and Language Authentically (TACCLA) is to improve participants’ ability to rethink their curriculum and instructional methods toward enhancing their students’ language proficiency levels while integrating elements of culture learning at the same time. This program will use the proficiency-oriented principles of language teaching, which are aligned with national standards. Participants will be able to better identify and enact the characteristics of culture in proficiency-based instruction, and the specific implications for curriculum, instruction and assessment for a U.S. classroom. This is a free residential program with limited travel allowance to offset the cost of transportation and limited tuition scholarship. Participants in this program will: --Explore theories and research about culture and culture learning --Create objectives for culture learning with particular reference to the national standards --Examine curricular models for integrating language and culture --Investigate techniques and materials for teaching culture --Explore traditional and alternative methods of assessing language and culture learning --Develop and apply criteria for evaluating cultural content of teaching materials --Create authentic teaching materials that has the potential to achieve proficiency through culture as core content --Share newly created lesson plans during their practicum experience

612-625-0243 • zhang429@umn.eduhttp://confucius.umn.edu/teachers/pd/star_talk/taccla/index.html
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