2009 NFLRC conferences & workshops

National Foreign Language Resource Center nflrc at HAWAII.EDU
Thu Jan 8 01:36:47 UTC 2009

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The National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawaii
at Manoa is pleased to announce its 3 major professional development
events this year . . .

	* 1st International Conference on Language Documentation &
	  Conservation (ICLDC), March 12-14, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii
	  (pre-registration deadline - January 31)

	* 2009 NFLRC Online Summer Institute for Non-native Teachers of
	  Chinese & Japanese, June 22-July 3, 2009
	  (apply now - limited space, rolling admissions)

	* Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities (LLCMC)
	  Conference, October 11-13, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii
	  (Call for Proposals deadline - March 1)
		plus, CULTURA: Web-based Intercultural Exchanges
		Pre-conference event, October 10-11, Honolulu, Hawaii

For more information, see below:

(ICLDC): Supporting Small Languages Together
March 12-14, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii

It has been a decade since Himmelmann's article on language documentation
appeared and focused the field into thinking in terms of creating a
lasting record of a language that could be used by speakers as well as by
academics. This conference aims to assess what has been achieved in the
past decade and what the practice of language documentation within
linguistics has been and can be. It has become apparent that there is too
much for a linguist alone to achieve and that language documentation
requires collaboration. This conference will focus on the theme of
collaboration in language documentation and revitalization and will
include sessions on interdisciplinary topics.

Plenary speakers include:  Nikolaus Himmelmann (University of Munster),
Leanne Hinton (UC Berkeley), Paul Newman (Indiana University), & Phil Cash
Cash (University of Arizona)

There will also be an optional opportunity to visit Hilo, on the Big
Island of Hawai'i, in an extension of the conference that will focus on
the Hawaiian language revitalization program, March 16th-17th.

Conference pre-registration deadline:  January 31, 2009

June 22-July 3, 2009

This workshop serves as an online professional development opportunity for
non-native-speaking teachers of Chinese and Japanese language at the K-16
level, with a focus on teachers in underserved areas. As part of our
mission to serve the development and enhancement of Asian language in the
United States, the University of Hawaii National Foreign Language Resource
Center will offer 2 concurrent two-week intensive language courses in
Chinese and Japanese. The intensive courses, delivered entirely free of
charge over the World Wide Web using a tested and proven pedagogic model,
focus on the development and/or maintenance of communicative language
skills at the Advanced level, with strong emphasis on written
communication meeting high standards of literacy.

Space is limited, so submit your online application form today!

(NOTE:  For interested Chinese teachers, there is a special additional
opportunity to travel to Hawaii after the online workshop for intensive
hands-on teacher training in the STARTalk Sports and Language Immersion
Camp [planned for July 6-31, 2009] at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in
Honolulu. Pending the approval of funding for the 2009 STARTalk Hawaii
Sports and Language Immersion Camp, Chinese teachers successfully
completing the online summer institute will be eligible for up to $800
travel defrayment for the STARTalk Hawaii camp.)

October 11-13, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii

Once, computers were seen as thinking machines or electronic tutors. Now
the computer has become one of many devices that people use to form
virtual communities of all kinds. In the field of language education,
computer mediated communication (CMC) enables students to interact with
one another free of space and time constraints and to participate in
communities of learning with their counterparts in the target culture. The
Language Learning in Computer Mediated Communities (LLCMC) Conference
explores the use of computers as a medium of communication in language
learning communities.

Conference highlights
	* Keynote talk by Dr. Gilberte Furstenberg (Massachusetts
	  Institute of Technology)
	* Special colloquium showcasing online cultural exchanges based at
	  the University of Hawaii
	* Optional pre-conference event - CULTURA: Web-based Intercultural
	  Exchanges (October 10-11)

We welcome your session proposal submissions in this exciting area.  Use
our convenient online submission form - deadline March 1, 2009.

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