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    Concordia Language Villages (Teacher)

    Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers

    Language(s)

    Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu

    Date(s)
    • June 24, 2018 – July 4, 2018: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The four-credit graduate-level course, entitled “Second Language and Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers of Critical Languages,” is a 10-day residential program hosted by Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minnesota, and takes place on the campus of Bemidji State University (BSU).
    The course consists of 80 instructional hours, not including informal discussions and personal reflection, and focuses on key concepts of immersion education and active participation in all aspects of language and culture programming at the Language Villages. 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, with emphasis on the environment, drama and music; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners. A perennial highlight of our program is several visits to our youth Language Villages in session at that time, where participants observe class concepts put into practice.

    Participants receive tuition, room & board, four units of graduate credit from Concordia College and up to $500 of travel-expense reimbursement, all for free, thanks to the STARTALK grant.

    Enrollment is limited to 15 participants, so register today by completing the attached application form or going to http://www.concordialanguagevillages.org/adult-programs/educator-program... .

    For registration questions, please contact Sara Williams at swilliam@cord.edu.
    For questions regarding course content, please contact Brandon Locke at blocke@cord.edu.
    For all other questions, please contact Mark Chen at mchen@cord.edu.

    Contact(s)
    (218) 299-3472
    blocke@cord.edu
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    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    Teaching & Assessing Chinese Culture and Language

    Language(s)

    Chinese

    Date(s)
    • June 20, 2018 – July 3, 2018: First three days are online followed by seven days face to face. (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Residential

    Summary

    The TACCL program is a two-week summer teacher education experience for Chinese language teachers that will improve their ability to design standards-based curricula that fosters higher levels of Chinese language and cultural learning in their students. This program is a ten-day blended learning experience with 60- hour program for 20 Chinese language teachers who are teaching or plan to teach in immersion and second language programs. 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. Participants will prepare and deliver lesson plans and assessment plans that emphasize these understandings and practice through micro teaching and receive feed back on their teaching. Participants will produce a cultural growth road map of their own transformative and developmental culture learning, authentic Chinese language teaching materials, assessment rubrics and share them with others.

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-5080
    brzez001@umn.edu
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