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    CONCORDIA COLLEGE (Teacher)

    Immersion Methodologies for STARTALK Teachers

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 25, 2017 – July 5, 2017: (Face-to-face)
    Location(s)
    • Concordia Language Villages (held at 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 an 11-day residential program hosted by Concordia Language Villages in Bemidji, Minn. The program is limited to 15 K–12 teacher participants, including novice to experienced educators of all STARTALK languages from across the United States. The course includes small-group discussions of 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; d) integrating culture into the teaching of language; and e) meeting the needs of diverse learners.

    Contact(s)
    (907) -24-2-16
    blocke@cord.edu
    Program Website

    University of Minnesota (Teacher)

    STARTALK:Transitioning to Teaching Language Online

    Language(s)

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

    Date(s)
    • June 12, 2017 – July 2, 2017: STARTALK:TTLO (Online)
    Location(s)
    • STARTALK:TTLO Moodle Online Courseroom, Minneapolis, MN
    Program Setting

    Non-residential

    Summary

    Experienced classroom teachers of beginning levels of critical languages will be selected to participate in the “STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online” (STARTALK:TTLO) program courses and will work entirely online with the instructional support of experienced online program instructors.

    The program will be offered as an intensive three-week summer course (June 12 - July 2, 2017) for 25 critical language teachers. Participants will be engaged in active learning for approximately 120 hours total for the program (40 hours per week), depending on the needs and skills of the participants.

    Outcomes will include improving the participant teachers’ ability to 1) analyze their experiences as an online students and online language students; 2) articulate the differences between teaching online and teaching in the classroom; 3) design successful online, proficiency-oriented language activities within the 3 communication modes framework, and 4) identify basic principles of how to design, develop, and deliver their own hybrid or online course.

    The course includes online language mini-lessons so participants gain experience being online learners themselves. Online course design and expectations, along with best practices for teaching online, are investigated and compared to the traditional classroom. Language learning activities are modeled, then created and tested, and peer-critiqued.

    Please see the TTLO website for the required application form and supporting documents. Deadline: May 15, 2017.
    http://carla.umn.edu/technology/STARTALK/index.html

    Contact(s)
    (612) 625-8848
    STARTALK.TTLO@gmail.com
    Program Website