2009 NFLRC conferences & workshops

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 17:49:38 UTC 2009

 Forwarded From:  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:

CONSERVATION (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 (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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