University of Minnesota (Teacher)
STARTALK:Transitioning to Teaching Language Online
Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Turkish, Swahili, Urdu
- June 12, 2017 – July 2, 2017: STARTALK:TTLO (Online)
- STARTALK:TTLO Moodle Online Courseroom, Minneapolis, MN
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.