[EDLING:1113] NALRC Summer Institute 2006
Francis M Hult
fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Sun Dec 11 21:54:28 UTC 2005
> NALRC Summer Institute 2006
> A Second Language Acquisition Certificate Program for African Language
> May 30 - June 9, 2006
> As interest in African language learning and teaching increases, so does the
> need to prepare graduate students, teaching assistants who are planning to
> pursue African language teaching as a profession, and faculty members in the
> field who need retooling. The Summer 2006 Institute has been designed to
> help meet this need. It will train fellows in a number of crucial areas
> central to the effective operation of an African Language Program.
> Program Description:
> The program consists of a two-week intensive introduction to:
> * Teaching the skills of Speaking and Listening in the African Language
> * Teaching the Skills of Writing and Reading in the African Language
> * Testing and Assessing the Four Skills in the African Language
> * Lesson Planning and Classroom Management.
> Participants will move from a theoretical overview to hands-on practice in
> teaching the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing,
> and assessing them.
> Fees and related costs
> The NALRC will cover the program fees (for example, registration fees,
> administration costs, instruction costs) for all selected applicants.
> Other expenses, such as transportation, food, lodging, and books will be the
> responsibility of each participant.
> * Participants are encouraged to ask for support from their respective
> African Language or African Studies programs to cover expenses that the
> NALRC cannot cover.
> Graduate students in good standing in any African language, linguistics,
> cultural studies, literature, second language acquisition, or any related
> field at an accredited institution of higher education are eligible .
> African language instructors and scholars may also apply.
> Preference will be given to applicants who plan to remain at their
> institution for at least three years after the completion of the summer
> Experience in teaching African languages is preferable. In addition, all
> applicants must demonstrate serious interest in African language learning
> and teaching.
> Application Process:
> Applicants should submit a letter of application and supporting documents
> for the summer 2006 institute by January 27, 2006. Applicants will be
> notified of selection by February 10, 2006. Supporting documents
> * a CV
> * two letters of recommendation indicating the importance of the
> training for the applicant. One of the letters must be from the executive
> officer of the applicant's home department or African studies program.
> You can submit your application and supporting documents through the
> electronic mail (e-mail).
> National African Language Resource Center
> 4231 Humanities Building
> 455 N. Park Street
> Madison, WI 53706
> Tel: (608) 265-7905
> Fax: (608) 265-7904
> E-mail: nalrc at mailplus.wisc.edu
> Web: http://lang.nalrc.wisc.edu/nalrc
> ¨ If you have a foreign visa, please speak with Sookyung Cho at
> 608-265-7903 or e-mail nalrc at mailplus.wisc.edu
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