[EDLING:1267] LCTL Workshop for Teachers
Francis M. Hult
fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu Feb 23 00:43:22 UTC 2006
The Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, the Center for
Languages of the Central Asian Region, and the African Studies Program at
Indiana University are pleased to announce a
WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS OF LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT LANGUAGES
Assessing our students: why does HOW we assess matter?
March 31-April 1, 2006
The workshop, led by Ursula Lentz, Minnesota Department of Education World
Language Coordinator at the Center for Advanced Research on Language
Acquisition at the University of Minnesota, will consist of three ninety
minute sessions on the theory of language assessment and two ninety minute
sessions on practical applications of language assessment.
The first Friday session (3:00 pm 4:30 pm) will focus on different types of
and reasons for assessments and how to match the type of assessment to the
desired information. The second Friday session (4:45 pm 6:15 pm) will treat
the development of standards and scales. Saturdays first session (9:00 am
10:30 am) will build on Fridays sessions, as participants meet in groups to
develop rating criteria for assessing speaking and writing. The fourth session
(10:45 am 12:15 pm) will compare assessments for the different aspects of
language acquisition: reading, listening, writing, and speaking. In the final
session (1:30 pm 3 pm) participants will concentrate on particular lessons
or units they bring in, using group input to either develop or refine
assessments for them.
The workshop will take place in the Indiana Memorial Union of Indiana
University in Bloomington, Indiana.
The workshop is free for participants. Coffee breaks will be provided
by the organizers. We will also have a reception after the last session on
Please let us know by MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2004 of your intention to
participate (e-mail us at: iaunrc at indiana.edu or call:(812)-856-5263. Let us
know what language you teach and at what institution. Participants from out of
town will be provided with information about accommodations in Bloomington,
shuttle schedules, and driving directions.
A limited number of travel grants will be available. The grants are sponsored
by the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center for teachers of Azeri,
Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kygryz, Mongolian, Pashto,
Persian/Tajik, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek, and by the
African Studies Program for teachers of African languages.
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