[lg policy] Fwd: Edling Digest, Vol 7, Issue 73

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Today's Topics:

   1. How Cat Memes Became A Language Learning Game (Francis Hult)
   2. A language skills deficit is damaging diplomacy, warns
      British Academy (Francis Hult)
   3. Language-learning app mixes study and manga (Francis Hult)
   4. Job: Chinese Language Coordinator/Director at Duke Kunshan
      University (Francis Hult)
   5. Meet The Mormon 'Wizard' Who Almost Became a Billionaire
      Teaching Brazilians a Second Language (Francis Hult)
   6. Re: Language-learning app mixes study and manga
      (interpreterman at aol.com)
   7. CARLA Summer Institutes 2014 (Noriko ISHIHARA)
   8. Abstracts due DEC 23 for VIU's Conference on Language,
      Learning, and Culture (Rebecca Sachs)


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Message: 1
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:02:59 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] How Cat Memes Became A Language Learning Game
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Forbes



How Cat Memes Became A Language Learning Game



Launching today on iOS, CatAcademy is a language learning game that uses
cat images to commit language to memory. We had a chance to chat with Ed
Cooke, CEO of Memrise, about CatAcademy.

?Learning has always been rather implicitly serious,? says Cooke.  ?We set
out to harness the power of meme-like imagery.  We?re focusing on
conversation, not translation.?



Full story:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/danieltack/2013/11/20/how-cat-memes-became-a-language-learning-game/
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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:04:32 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] A language skills deficit is damaging diplomacy,
        warns British Academy
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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The Guardian



A language skills deficit is damaging diplomacy, warns British Academy



Britain's language skills deficit is threatening its diplomatic influence
and national security, a report by the British Academy has found.



The British Academy, the national body for the humanities and social
sciences, calls for government to address the lack of language skills
across all its departments and to prioritise the development of these
skills among current staff and future generations. The report warns that if
more is not done to bridge the languages gap that exists within government,
Britain's diplomatic influence will be damaged.



Full story:
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2013/nov/26/language-skills-deficit-damaging-diplomacy
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Message: 3
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:05:51 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Language-learning app mixes study and manga
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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The Japan Times



Language-learning app mixes study and manga



For those who came to Japan for the anime but are stuck instead studying
flash cards for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), an
Osaka-based company has made it possible to kill two birds with one app.



The JLPT Prep N4&N5 application by Wao Corp., created for both Android and
iOS smartphones, distinguishes itself from other Japanese-learning software
by taking the essence of the country?s manga culture and utilizing it as a
learning tool.



Full story:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/11/24/general/language-learning-app-mixes-study-and-manga/#.UqGhP_MV8y8
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Message: 4
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:09:06 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Job: Chinese Language Coordinator/Director at Duke
        Kunshan University
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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http://careers.insidehighered.com/duke-kunshan-university/chinese-language-coordinatordirector/jobs/534067



Chinese Language Coordinator/Director



Duke Kunshan University



Job Location:

Kunshan, China.

Job Category:

Languages.

Posted:

December 3.



The Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China invites applications
for a full-time, non-tenure track open rank position of Program Coordinator
in Mandarin Chinese language beginning Fall 2014.

The Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, Jiangsu, China invites applications
for a full-time, non-tenure track open rank position of Program Coordinator
in Mandarin Chinese language beginning Fall 2014. Candidates should have an
advanced degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, second language
acquisition, applied Chinese linguistics, or a related field. PhDs and ABDs
are encouraged to apply. Candidates must demonstrate native-like
proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English. Prior experience working with
the methodology of second language acquisition is required. The candidate
should also have at least three years of teaching and administrative
experience, preferably from a U.S. university-based study abroad program,
and be familiar with performance-based teaching materials and techniques.
Salary and benefits are competitive and based on experience.



Highlights of the responsibilities:

? Oversight of and direct participation in the development of a coherent
and theoretically sound language acquisition program for beginner to
superior level students in a study abroad environment.

? Ongoing development and administration of a placement test during
orientation and development of assessment tools, syllabus and rubrics for
the curriculum of the program.

? Coordination and communication with the Chinese language program at Duke
University to ensure the curricular articulation between the two programs.

? Recruitment and orientation of new language instructors to the unique
needs of DKU students, the design of DKU programs and performance
expectations regarding their employment.

? Management and delivery of non-credit Chinese language and culture
classes.

? Teaching in the Chinese program each semester.

? Full and complete reporting of all issues related to the quality and
implementation of the language program.



For a detailed job description, please visit
https://dku.edu.cn/about/employment.



Application Procedure:

To be assured of consideration, interested applicants should submit an
application by January 30th, 2014, consisting of: 1) a letter of
application with a statement of teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae,
3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials,
student evaluations, 4) a 15-20 minute video of classroom teaching on a
web-accessible hyper link, such as YouTube, including the url in the
curriculum vitae, 5) three letters of reference. All application materials
should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online at
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3690. Questions may be addressed to
Tong Meng at tong.meng at duke.edu<mailto:tong.meng at duke.edu>. Consideration
of candidates will begin immediately after the application deadline and
continue until the position is filled.
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Message: 5
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:15:34 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Meet The Mormon 'Wizard' Who Almost Became a
        Billionaire Teaching Brazilians a Second Language
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Forbes



Meet The Mormon 'Wizard' Who Almost Became a Billionaire Teaching
Brazilians a Second Language



Can teaching Brazilians new languages turn Carlos Wizard Martins into a
billionaire? The question asked two years ago by a Forbes article was
answered today with the purchase of Grupo Multi by Pearson ? a media and
education company with 36,000 people in more than 70 countries ? for $719.6
million in cash.



Language learning is set to keep growing in Latin America?s largest
country, mainly thanks to the World Cup and the Olympics coming, the growth
of the middle class and of Brazil?s tourism sector.



Full story:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ricardogeromel/2013/12/03/meet-the-mormon-wizard-who-almost-became-a-billionaire-teaching-brazilians-a-second-language/
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Message: 6
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 18:30:19 -0500 (EST)
From: interpreterman at aol.com
Subject: Re: [Edling] Language-learning app mixes study and manga
To: edling at bunner.geol.lu.se
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How hard is it to make an app, maybe to post my Power Point show with a
narrative as an app, something like that?




Daniel Steve Villarreal (???), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of English,
Center for General Education
National Defense Medical Center
Neihu, Taipei 11490 , Taiwan
TEL: +886-2-87923100 ext 18587




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From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
To: edling <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Sent: Fri, Dec 6, 2013 7:12 pm
Subject: [Edling] Language-learning app mixes study and manga



The Japan Times

Language-learning app mixes study and manga

For those who came to Japan for the anime but are stuck instead studying
flash cards for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT), an
Osaka-based company has made it possible to kill two birds with one app.

The JLPT Prep N4&N5 application by Wao Corp., created for both Android and
iOS smartphones, distinguishes itself from other Japanese-learning software
by taking the essence of the country?s manga culture and utilizing it as a
learning tool.

Full story:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2013/11/24/general/language-learning-app-mixes-study-and-manga/#.UqGhP_MV8y8


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Message: 7
Date: Sat, 7 Dec 2013 23:56:13 +0900
From: "Noriko ISHIHARA" <ishi0029 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Edling] CARLA Summer Institutes 2014
To: "The Educational Linguistics List" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Apologies for cross-postings. Please forward to interested students and
colleagues.
---------------------------
CARLA Summer Institute 2014 at the University of Minnesota

Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language
July 28?August 1, 2014
http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2014/pragmatics.html
Participants will gain both theoretical and practical insights on teaching
students how to use functional language appropriately in different
sociocultural contexts.
Presenter: Noriko Ishihara

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the
University of Minnesota has sponsored a summer institute program for second
language teachers since 1996. This internationally known program reflects
CARLA's commitment to link research and theory with practical applications
for the classroom. Each institute is highly interactive and includes
discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking
opportunities.

CARLA summer institute participants?more than 4,300 to date?have come from
all over the world. They have included foreign language and ESL teachers at
all levels of instruction, as well as program administrators, curriculum
specialists, and language teacher educators.

For all summer institutes in 2014:
http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/index.html


*****************************
Noriko Ishihara, PhD
Hosei University, Associate Professor of EFL/TESOL
Temple University Japan, Adjunct Professor of TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Email: ishi0029 at gmail.com
Website: http://kenkyu-web.i.hosei.ac.jp/Profiles/21/0002092/prof_e.html

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Message: 8
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2013 19:29:16 +0000
From: Rebecca Sachs <rsachs at viu.edu>
Subject: [Edling] Abstracts due DEC 23 for VIU's Conference on
        Language, Learning, and Culture
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Dear Educational Linguists:

Just a friendly reminder from Virginia International University about our
upcoming Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture!

The abstract submission deadline is just around the corner, on Monday,
December 23, 2013. If you haven't done so already, please consider
submitting a proposal!

We are honored to be hosting the following plenary speakers:


*         Dr. Terrence G. Wiley, President and CEO of the Center for
Applied Linguistics, on the multilingual heritage and contemporary
linguistic diversity of the U.S.

*         Dr. Shelley Wong, Professor at George Mason University and past
TESOL President, on student advocacy and empowerment

*         Dr. Kenneth Petersen, Technical Director of Online Learning &
Assessment for American Councils for International Education, on
innovations in technology for the modern classroom

As described in more detail in our abstract submission guidelines<
http://viu.edu/sed/about-school-of-education/cllc/abstract-guidelines.html>,
conference strands include language learning, language pedagogy, program
evaluation and policy, and language in society.

The conference will be held April 11-12, 2014, on VIU campus in Fairfax,
Virginia. We're located just outside Washington, DC, and accessible via
public transportation.

Please visit the conference website<
http://viu.edu/sed/about-school-of-education/cllc.html> or email Kevin
Martin, Director of the School of Education, at kevin at viu.edu<mailto:
kevin at viu.edu>, for more information.

We hope to see you at VIU in April!

Thanks!
Rebecca



Rebecca Sachs, Ph.D.
Professor, TESOL
School of Education

Virginia International University
www.viu.edu<http://www.viu.edu/>
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Fairfax, VA  22030
Tel:  (703) 591-1844, ext. 364
Fax:  (703) 591-7046
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