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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

ACTFL/CLASS Discover Chinese Professional Development Program

Chinese • July 2, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

There are two two-week sessions available for current or future teachers of Chinese. The first session, July 2-13 (no class July 4) focuses on 21st Century Skills and Chinese K-12 Standards. This course is designed to provide information on aspects of creating a Chinese curriculum that is standards-based and incorporates skills necessary for the 21st century. Participants will be expected to be familiar with Grant and McThige’s “backward design” model. Part of the course will be devoted to focusing on assessments as they relate to 21st century skills. The second session, July 16-27, focuses on Standards-Based Instruction in Chinese Language: From Theory to Practice. This course is designed to provide the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Chinese. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes. Teachers who reside outside the Glastonbury, CT, area will be provided with housing. All participants will receive at $400 travel allowance. Graduate credits are available and generally count as a foreign language methods course. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/startalk.

201-265-5256 • drjdowd@aol.comhttp://www.actfl.org

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) (teacher)

Discover Russian Teacher Program

Russian • July 2, 2012July 27, 2012Residential Program
  • Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, Alexandria, VA
  • Glastonbury High School, Glastonbury, CT

This program provides two two-week sessions for current or future teachers of Russian. The first session in Fairfax, VA, July 2-13 (no class July 4) focuses on Integrating Technology into the Teaching and Learning of Russian. This course will focus on teachers working to develop an electronic classroom site and creating activities that are linked to the language learning modules on RUSSNET. Participants will be provided training in creating Russian Language lessons using Smart Tools on SmartBoard. The second session in Glastonbury, CT, July 16-27, focuses on Standards-Based Instruction and Learning in Russian Language. This course is designed to provide teachers with the theory associated with effective classroom instruction to develop students' communicative competency in Russian. There will be an emphasis on the role of the teacher as an instructional planner in a student-centered classroom that effectively matches curriculum, instruction, and assessment to identified learner outcomes. Teachers who reside outside the program area will be provided with housing. All participants will receive at $400 travel stipend. Graduate credits are available and generally count as a foreign language methods course. Online applications for both programs can be found at www.actfl.org/scholarship.

703-955-9228 • betsy.sandstrom@fcps.eduhttp://www.actfl.org

Arlington Independent School District (teacher)

STARTALK: Empowering Teachers for Change

Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu • June 11, 2012June 22, 2012Residential Program
  • AISD Professional Development Center, Arlington, TX

Empowering Teachers for Change contains 60 hours of face-to-face instruction over a period of two weeks--10 instructional days-- preceded by a self assessment and followed by a practicum which will be supported by periodic virtual check-in's. It also will include a weekend service learning project in conjunction with Arlington ISD's Newcomer Center. By the end of the program, participants will have solidified their own professional practice, created and implemented a plan for their own professional growth, and begun to exercise leadership by working with a trusted colleague. TheTeacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Framework, closely integrated with STARTALK principles, provides the foundation for this program. Emphasis will be given to creating an effective learning environment, planning both units and individual lessons, executing these plans in the classroom, assessing their effectiveness, choosing appropriate resources, collaborating with students, parents, administration, and the community, and becoming a professional who reflects well on the profession and finds ways to make a contribution to it..

682-867-7338 • sdeering@aisd.nethttp://www.aisd.net/aisd/lote

Bangor Chinese School (teacher)

The Future Teaches Chinese

Chinese • June 14, 2012July 3, 2012Residential Program
  • Husson University, Bangor, ME

This is three-week, standards based summer program for teachers and aspiring teachers in Bangor, Maine. The program will overlap with the BCS student STARTALK program during one of its three weeks. This will facilitate articulation with the student program and enable practicum teaching experience with the STARTALK students, grades 4-12. The program will emphasize quality foreign language instruction through daily mini-lessons, a capstone teaching experience, concrete coaching with practical methods, class e-portfolio management, and the mastering of linguaFolio in stimulating participant self-assessment. Based on strategies and ACTFL standards in teaching foreign language, the program will concern itself with differentiated teaching, and curriculum development using best practices. University credits in "Methods of Teaching Foreign Language" offered will be applicable to teacher certification in the State of Maine. Teacher participants will learn the use of immersion techniques, how to stay in the target language, technology use in the classroom, standards-based, student-centered learning activities and effective assessment techniques. The curriculum will follow Maine standards with an introduction to national and international standards in language learning. Following the three-week program, participants will be given the opportunity to continue their professional development through workshops and professional conferences.

207-990-0710 • jingzhang@bangorchinese.comhttp://www.bangorchinese.com/

Boston University (teacher)

The Academy for Arabic Teachers: STARTALK Arabic Teacher Professional Development Program

Arabic • May 15, 2012June 10, 2012
  • Boston University, Boston, MA

The Academy for Arabic Teachers (AAT) program is an intensive Arabic teacher professional development program that aims to graduate competent Arabic teachers with expertise in standards-based thematic units, lesson planning, and assessment. In Summer 2012, AAT aims to recruit and train 15 experienced teachers ( 3-7 years of teaching experience). An on-line preparatory course (May 15-June 7) will be followed by a face-to-face hands-on workshop at the Boston University campus (June 8-10) for a total of 100 contact hours. Upon successful completion of the program, the graduates will be offered 10 Professional Development Points by the School of Education at Boston University (pending approval). Additionally the program will include be a practicum experience and a follow-up seminar.

617-358-5852 • amani@bu.eduhttp://www.bu.edu/aat

Boston University (teacher)

STARTALK Portuguese Teacher Training

Portuguese • June 1, 2012June 28, 2012
  • Boston, MA

The STARTALK Portuguese Teacher Training (PTT) program offers an opportunity for those embarking on a Portuguese teaching career, and those already teaching Portuguese as a second, foreign or heritage language to improve their pedagogical skills. All instructors will be trained in standards-based instruction at all levels (K-16). PTT aims to recruit and train 18 participants who have native, near-native, or advanced proficiency in European and Brazilian Portuguese. Participants can be of any age, gender, and educational background, however, a minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required. The program will offer online instruction in language learning theory and teaching pedagogy, and the on-site portion of the program will provide extensive practical application of this information. The online component will take 3 weeks, followed by the 5 day long on-site portion at Boston University, with a follow-up video conference in the Fall. The program includes a practicum which allows participants to apply what they have learned during the course. The program will also introduce participants to the ethics and mechanics of community-based language learning and draw on the rich heritage of New England’s Portuguese-speaking immigrant communities. There is no charge for attending this workshop.

617-353-6203 • griffins@bu.eduhttp://www.bu.edu/tpp/

Brigham Young University (teacher)

BYU Chinese Teacher Training Program

Chinese • June 18, 2012July 13, 2012
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

The BYU Startalk Teacher Training Program consists of two courses: The first is a three credit course designed to train current and potential teachers at any level interested in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. The program teaches a performance-based approach to teaching and learning Chinese and consists of a two week guided on-line tutorial followed by a two-week on-campus intensive practicum. During the on-line tutorial, participants are guided through a series of readings with discussion questions, reaction essays, and on-line forums to share impressions and experiences with the teachers and other participants. The on-campus practicum combines in-class discussion and presentations, observing live Chinese classes, both at the high school and collegiete levels, and a mentored teaching experience. The course offers a balance between readings and class discussions on the theory and practice of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, with the opportunity to observe live classes and teach using the principles learned. The second course is a one credit in-service course for those who have already completed the methodology course described above. This course will gather experienced teachers and allow them to work together sharing best practices and teaching materials. They will also collaborate on creating new lesson plans.

801-422-5303 • matthew_christensen@byu.edu

Brigham Young University (teacher)

Brigham Young University STARTALK Arabic Teacher Workshop

Arabic • July 23, 2012July 28, 2012Residential Program
  • Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

The National Middle East Language Resource Center (NMELRC) announces a STARTALK Arabic teacher training workshop to be held July 23-28, 2012, inclusive, at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The workshop will be led by Professor Mahmoud Al-Batal and will address a variety of areas related to teaching and learning, including: Course Syllabus design and defining learning outcomes for instruction Teaching reading comprehension and strategies Teaching listening comprehension and strategies Teaching vocabulary Teaching grammar Corrective feedback Utilizing group work in class Testing The workshop will be conducted entirely in Arabic and will allow participants the opportunity to do micro teaching in real classrooms within regular BYU Arabic and with StarTalk classes. Application deadline is April 20.

801-422-6531 • belnap@byu.eduhttp://www.nmelrc.org/2012-nmelrc-startalk-arabic-teacher-training-workshop-provo

Bryant University (teacher)

Bryant STARTALK Teacher Program on Chinese Language and Culture

Chinese • July 9, 2012July 28, 2012Residential Program
  • Bryant University, Smithfield, RI

This three-week summer program provides vigorous professional development on Chinese language and culture for current and prospective K-12 teachers.The program offers two tracks: - Language Track for current and prospective Chinese language teachers from public, private and heritage schools. - Culture Track for teachers of social studies, history, arts, literature, science and other subject areas who are interested in incorporating Chinese culture and language contents into curriculum. Program Offering: - 3 graduate credits (optional) with dicount tuition - Certificate of 100 professional development credit hours - Lectures and seminars by renowned scholars - Workshops by experienced teachers to share lesson plans and activities - Various cultural activities, including calligraphy, painting, traditional music, folk dance, martial arts, and Taiji - Field trip to Peabody Essex Museum, Boston Chinatown, and Newport Mansions in Rhode Island - Practice classes with middle and high school students - Eligibility to participate in a two-week optional subsidized study trip to China at additional cost - Campus dorms available for free for participants who live 30 miles away from Bryant (first come first served) - Breakfast and lunch provided. Application: Previous experience of related teaching is NOT required. Seats are limited and quickly filled. Visit: http://china.bryant.edu

401-232-6566 • kliu1@bryant.eduhttp://china.bryant.edu

Cape Henlopen School District (teacher)

STARTALK Chinese Language Summer Program for Teachers of Early Learners

Chinese • July 23, 2012August 10, 2012Residential Program
  • Shields Elementary School, Lewes, DE

The Cape Henlopen School District, in partnership with the University of Delaware College of Education and the Delaware Department of Education, is pleased to offer this teacher program to promote high levels of proficiency in early language learning. The program is open to 10 in-service, pre-service, or alternative route teachers. This intensive three-week program is divided into two 3-credit University of Delaware graduate courses. The first week will consist of the Early Language Learning Methods course. Dr. Helena Curtain, co-author of Languages and Children: Making the Match, and UD professor Dr. Zhiyin Renee Dong will lead this course. Dr. Gregory Fulkerson, Education Associate for World Languages and International Education at the Delaware Department of Education, will also present on the Delaware Recommended Curriculum for World Languages and how it promotes early langauge learning and continued professional growth. The second two weeks will provide a practicum course as teacher participants take part in the Partnership's day camp for children in grades K-5. Practicum participants will observe master teachers and design and facilitate learning opportunities for the campers throughout the two-week period.

302-645-1439 • gfulkerson@DOE.K12.DE.UShttp://www.cape.k12.de.us/~chinesecamp/

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 Human Services (teacher)

CHS/McDaniel 2012 Summer STARTALK Institute on Integrating Cultures and Communities in Arabic and Chinese Language Programs

Arabic, Chinese • June 25, 2012July 20, 2012Residential Program
  • McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

CHS/McDaniel STARTALK program, which will be linked to the Maryland state certification process, is designed to provide customized training to 28 teacher-participants. The program will provide an innovative, academically rigorous and standards-based curriculum to assist all participants to develop a solid foundation to pursue continued professional growth as instructors of Arabic or Chinese. Providing a differentiated learning environment, participants will be actively involved through presentations, facilitated discussion, peer instruction, group work, role-playing, problem-solving and reflection. During the program, all participants will receive information on state of Maryland teacher licensure procedures, teacher training programs leading to certification, and relevant graduate programs leading to an advanced degree. The program will provide an intensive 2-week 90 hours on campus (6/25/2012 -7/6/2012 Residential option) and 2-week flexible online courses program, leading to three graduate credits. Participants are encouraged to stay on campus but may commute. By the end of the program participants will gain a better understanding of how to connect language instruction to the target cultures, integrate local and cyber Arabic and/or Chinese language communities, work in teams with non-language instructors, and improve their teaching practice, including the use of technology in the classroom.

410-871-3123 • STARTALK.Mcdaniel@gmail.comhttp://bit.ly/StarTalkatMcDaniel

CFLP/PAUSD Manadarin Language and Culture Student Program and Teacher Practicum (teacher)

CFLP/PAUSD Manadarin Language and Culture Student Program and Teacher Practicum

Chinese • June 15, 2012July 13, 2012
  • Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA

This non-residential program is primarily designed to provide a practicum experience for individuals who are considering teaching Mandarin as a career. It is extremely appropriate for teachers who are currently teaching in heritage/community schools and are considering to become certified teachers of Chinese language and culture. Participants will have the opportunity to explore and practice standards-based language instruction and observe seasoned teachers as they plan, teach and assess instruction. Participants will also have the opportunity to plan and micro-teach lessons and receive reflective feedback from both colleagues, master teachers and professional learning specialists.

650-736-9042 • duarte.silva@stanford.edu

Chinese Language Teachers Associaition (teacher)

Read On: Training Modules for Literacy in Chinese

Chinese • July 23, 2012August 2, 2012Residential Program
  • College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

This program is a 10-day residential workshop for master-teachers of Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) representing grades K-5, 6-8, 9-12, and 13-16 to develop web-based material to be used by CFL teacher trainers in CFL teacher training programs. Teachers with at least five years of experience teaching CFL in the American classroom are welcome to apply. The focus of this workshop is literacy, and the materials we develop will target character recognition and production, and reading comprehension. The workshop will include lectures and discussion on literacy acquisition, child development and reading readiness, and also instruction and support in the use of computer-based learning technologies, and will be held on the campus of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. A cultural excursion will be held on one day during the workshop time frame. The outcome of the workshop will be four sets of web-based instructional materials, one for each of the four grade level groups, each set consisting of modules for character literacy and reading comprehension for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners. Participants will receive a stipend of $1000 plus round-trip transportation to the program site and room and board.

508-799-7787 • clta-startalk2012@holycross.eduhttp://academics.holycross.edu/chinese

CLASSRoad - HADI (teacher)

STARTALK - Technology Literacy for Teaching Digital Natives

Arabic, Persian • June 11, 2012August 31, 2012Residential Program
  • PART 1 - www.CLASSRoad.com/startalk, Online from >, CA
  • PART 2 - California State University San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Our program will empower Arabic and Persian language instructors to better engage students who are increasingly native to the digital world, by systematically equipping educators to use technology more widely and effectively. Our program will be among the first to treat this theme in a blended learning format. PART-ONE is a two-week ONLINE course led by Dr. Dany Doueiri, Professor of Arabic at CSUSB, and Munir Shaikh, Director of Online Education at CLASSRoad. This course will feature presentations on relevant pedagogical concepts, training videos, short readings and guides, quizzes, online discussions, and hands-on activities for participants to develop lesson plans and utilize various online tools and apps to set up lesson implementation. In PART-TWO, a one-week ONSITE program, we will focus on hands-on experience, and provide opportunities for in-depth discussion of emerging best practices in the use of technology in language teaching. Twenty participants from Part-One will be invited to enhance their technology skills, update their instructional design approach, and practice through micro-teaching opportunities. The onsite program is led by Dr. Mohamed Esa, who is Chair of the Department of Foreign Languages at McDaniel College. The program is co-located with CSUSB's summer immersion residential program for students.

310-845-6149 • startalk@classroad.comhttp://classroad.com/startalk

College of Education and Social Services, the University of Vermont (teacher)

StarTalk in Vermont: Building Teacher Capacities, Generating Student Interest

Chinese • July 24, 2012August 7, 2012Residential Program
  • University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

This combined program provides opportunities for teachers and students to learn the Chinese language together. Held on the campus of the University of Vermont, the teacher program begins on July 24 and finishes on August 7, 2012, and the dates for the student program are July 27 to August 3. The teacher program aims at upgrading teachers' knowledge and expertise for teaching the Chinese language. Participants study in-depth content on Chinese culture and the Chinese language from renowned scholars to expand their knowledge base. They examine the latest methodology for Chinese language instruction and practice them when they teach in the student program. The student program aims at generating student interest in learning the Chinese language. Participants learn the language at the beginning level with the teachers through various fun activities such as games, handicrafts, mini dramas. Both programs are open to Vermont schools and the schools in New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts that are close to the Vermont boarder. The teacher program enroll Chinese language instructors only. The student program enroll beginners only. Applications are to be available at the Principal's Office and the Guidance Department of each school in mid-April.

802-565-7985 • javery@rnesu.orghttp://www.uvm.edu/~startalk/

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Russian Teachers

Russian • June 21, 2012July 7, 2012Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

The Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this four-credit graduate level course. A residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Russian, the participants will enhance their understanding of best practices in teaching Russian through participation in language learning groups and activities at Lesnoe Ozero, the Russian Language Village of Concordia Language Villages. Active participation in the Russian Language Village program will be accompanied by class discussions about the methods observed and current research on second language acquisition. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action at Lesnoe Ozero will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. The use of music to teach Russian will be highlighted in the program with discussions facilitated by guest presenter, Dr. Laurie Iudin-Nelson, Director of Russian Studies and Head of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Lara Ravitch, Dean of the Russian Language Village, will serve as an instructor, specializing in content-based instruction. Donna Clementi, longtime staff member at Concordia Language Villages, will be the lead instructor. Four graduate credits will be awarded for successful completion of the course.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Concordia Language Villages (teacher)

Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Arabic Teachers

Arabic • July 1, 2012July 14, 2012Residential Program
  • Concordia Language Villages, Bemidji, MN

The Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and principles of second language and immersion pedagogy serve as the framework for this four-credit graduate level course. This is a residential program designed for K-16 teachers of Arabic, Active participation in Concordia Language Villages programs will be accompanied by class discussions about the methods observed and current research on second language acquisition. Observation, participation in, and analysis of a variety of methodologies in action will help participants define their personal instructional philosophy. The seminar will be led by Donna Clementi, longtime staff member of Concordia Language Villages and Fatima Maghdaoui. Fatima Maghdaoui received her BA degree in Arabic language and literature from Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco, in 1993, and her Master of Education in World Language Instruction from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, in 2010. She taught in Morocco for 10 years. She taught Arabic language in a private K-12 school for 6 years, and is currently teaching Arabic language in a K-8 school. She organized, designed and taught an immersion Arabic program for summer campers in MN. Four graduate credits will be awarded for successful completion of the course.

651-341-9445 • clementi@cord.eduhttp://www.ConcordiaLanguageVillages.org

Consortium of Illinois Language Schools (teacher)

Startalk Nurture Chinese Teacher Program

Chinese • June 2, 2012October 30, 2012
  • Chinese Culture Center, Westmont, IL

The Nurture Teacher Program is designed to meet the needs of teaching professionals with various backgrounds, 1. Chinese heritage school teachers who like to adopt the standard teaching methodology to enrich their teachings, or like to explore the possibility of receiving teaching certificate in their future plans. 2. For experienced Chinese teachers who already worked in school districts but like to further enhance their skills and enhance students learning experiences. 3. For people who are interested in teaching Chinese, this curriculum has basic introduction on ACTFL standard, they will be able to look this is the path they wanted to pursue. In last three years, we have 1/3 of trainees in each categories.

630-699-5726 • fredlu98@gmail.comhttp://www.itlanguage.org/instructor

DePaul University (teacher)

DePaul Startalk Teacher Training Chinese Language Academy

Chinese • June 18, 2012July 26, 2012
  • DePaul University, Chicago, IL

DePaul University's Chinese Language Academy (CLA) proudly offers its 6th consecutive year of a "model program" (rated by 2011 STARTALK Site Visit Report): “Best Practices and Professional Promotion for K-12 Chinese Language Instructors," - graduate-level course in foundational best practices for pre-service, novice, or continuing K-12 Mandarin teachers. Course and integrated practicum offer participants graduate credits or CPDUs in experiential training in: planning standards-based curriculum; designing appropriate varied assessments; developing strategies of student-centered instruction & backward design of curriculum; adapting new technologies/software; and mastering collegial-professional practices. Targeting novice and current teachers starting new programs or motivated to engage in innovative professional development, instruction is led by team of university faculty and seasoned K-12 teachers with expertise in teaching Chinese. Teachers can assist in teaching in supervised practicum providing 3 levels of Mandarin courses integrated with DePaul-STARTALK student program on Lincoln Park Campus. Participants in the course and practicum will receive equivalent CPDUs (Up to 8 graduate credits/course & practicum available with additional fees). Upon completion of practicum, all course requirements, and follow-up workshops, participants will receive stipend of approximately $1,200. Enrollment is limited to 20 teachers; upon acceptance, a $100 refundable registration deposit is required. Applications available online in April.

773-325-1879 • mjohnst4@depaul.edu

George Mason University (teacher)

“GMU StarTalk: 21st Century Skills – Implications for Teaching Critical Need Languages”

Arabic, Chinese • June 25, 2012July 13, 2012Residential Program
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Through a carefully designed sequence of blended learning activities, this residential institute will provide participants multiple opportunities to explore and examine introspectively these critical considerations that directly influence transitioning to teaching in a learner-centered classroom utilizing 21st Century skills with millennial learners. Targeted population: Given our geographic location, we are able to serve a large number of heritage speakers of Arabic and Chinese. This residential summer institute and follow-up fall webinars and workshops serve as a conduit for advancing professional development training of 30 pre- and in-service teachers. Major goals: Actively engage 30 teachers during week one in a series of week-long professional development workshops focused on learner-centered approaches to language teaching as highly effective tools for addressing pedagogical issues inherent in less commonly taught languages. Week two is a continuation of online blended learning activities using the the Ning as a social mediated platform. Themes identified extend knowledge of Second Language Acquisition and planning for standards-based language instruction; assessment; incorporating technology to facilitate learning; teaching multi-level classes and staying in the target language; integrating differentiating of instruction through various interactive activities for diverse learners; and addressing effective classroom management techniques.

703-993-8710 • mhaley@gmu.edu

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

Global Village Charter Collaborative (teacher)

Global Village Charter Collaborative STARTALK Russian Institute

Russian • June 14, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Aurora Campus, Aurora, CO

Song, Dance, and Music are all important parts of culture. Teachers will be instructed on language immersion techniques to help, students explore the aspects of culture and language through sound. We'll explore the science of sound and see how culture and language are influenced through their music, instruments, and traditions. Teachers will develop lesson plans and teach a half day lesson to students during the program. Students will play games unique to other parts of the world; engage in hands on learning about sound; learn traditional songs and dance. Teachers will create a rich learning environment that will engage the students in a love of language, culture, and science. The camp will culminate in a cultural performance. Teachers will participate in differentiated training: Strand One- Novice to three years experiences; Strand Two-Experienced Teachers with three or more years.

720-231-1882 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://globalvillageacademy.org

Global Village Charter Collaborative (GVCC) (teacher)

Global Village Charter Collaborative STARTALK Mandarin Institute

Chinese • June 14, 2012June 29, 2012
  • Aurora Campus, Aurora, CO

Song, Dance, and Music are all important parts of culture. Teachers will be instructed on language immersion techniques to help, students explore the aspects of culture and language through sound. We'll explore the science of sound and see how culture and language are influenced through their music, instruments, and traditions. Teachers will develop lesson plans and teach a half day lesson to students during the program. Students will play games unique to other parts of the world; engage in hands on learning about sound; learn traditional songs and dance. Teachers will create a rich learning environment that will engage the students in a love of language, culture, and science. The camp will culminate in a cultural performance. Teachers will participate in differentiated training: Strand One- Novice to three years experiences; Strand Two-Experienced Teachers with three or more years.

720-231-1882 • cnicolau@globalvillageacademy.orghttp://www.globalvillageacademy.org

Harvard University (teacher)

STARTALK Arabic Institute for the Next Generation

Arabic • May 23, 2012June 8, 2012
  • STARTALK Arabic Institute for the Next Generation, Cambridge, MA

The STARTALK Arabic Institute for the Next Generation will train and support a cohort of 30 undergraduate college students with an advanced background in Arabic language to become proficient in pedagogy, applied linguistics, and cultural studies for certification as classroom teachers. Participants earn undergraduate credit on successful completion of the course requirements. This is an intensive, three week residential workshop at Harvard University, consisting of 13 instructional days and 104 instructional hours, and including a teaching practicum at secondary schools in the Greater Boston area that offer Arabic.

617-395-2600 • berbeco@post.harvard.eduhttp://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu/node/3131
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