[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

“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.  Saturday’s first session (9:00 am – 
10:30 am) will build on Friday’s 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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