[lg policy] Fwd: Edling Digest, Vol 8, Issue 24

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Sun May 4 18:41:41 UTC 2014


 Forwarded From:  edling at bunner.geol.lu.se



Today's Topics:

   1. CFP: Languaging and Diversity in the age of post-colonial
      glocal-medialization 15-17 October 2014 (Francis Hult)
   2. US: The Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language Is the Opposite
      of the Usual Way (Francis Hult)
   3. Report: English as a medium of instruction ? a growing global
      phenomenon (Francis Hult)
   4. Japan: Suit over dismissal to tackle thorny issue of language
      teachers? employment status (Francis Hult)
   5. US: ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep,
      Paper Argues (Francis Hult)
   6. US: Rejecting Confucius Funding (Francis Hult)
   7. 2014 LANSI Call for Paper Deadline in One Month! (Hansun Waring)
   8. Job: Test Development Assistant at CAL (Francis Hult)
   9. Early-bird registration NOW OPEN (Noriko ISHIHARA)
  10. US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students (Francis Hult)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:54:57 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] CFP: Languaging and Diversity in the age of
        post-colonial glocal-medialization 15-17 October 2014
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Message-ID:
        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A4E87 at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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Dear colleague,

May 5 2014 is the extended deadline to submit your contribution to the next
international conference organized by the  Central Institute of Indian
Languages, Mysore, India, the CCD research group at ?rebro University,
Sweden and the Department of Linguistics at Aligarh Muslim University,
India.

New abstract deadline:
5 May 2014

Notification of acceptance:
20 May 2014

Registration deadline:
1 September 2014

Full length draft deadline:
15 September 2014

LanDpost conference:
15-17 October 2014

www.oru.se/ccd/landpost<http://www.oru.se/ccd/landpost>

Best wishes,

Giulia Messina Dahlberg, coordinator CCD

Giulia Messina Dahlberg
Doktorand i pedagogik
?rebro Universitet
Forskarskolan Teknikburna Kunskapsprocesser
H?gskolan Dalarna
gme at du.se
+46 (0)70 191 84 85


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Message: 2
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:12:25 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] US: The Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language Is the
        Opposite of the Usual Way
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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Forbes



The Best Way to Learn a Foreign Language Is the Opposite of the Usual Way



The renowned Mexican author Carlos Fuentes once remarked that America?s
monolingualism is a great paradox: We?re the dominant world power, yet also
the world?s most linguistically isolated one. The numbers appear to bear
this out. Roughly 17% of U.S. citizens can speak more than one language,
compared with 54% of Europeans. Stanford Professor Russell A. Berman,
former president of the Modern Language Association, has warned that the
U.S. is quickly becoming a nation of ?second language illiterates.?



Full story:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesleadershipforum/2014/04/22/the-best-way-to-learn-a-foreign-language-is-the-opposite-of-the-usual-way/
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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:18:11 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Report: English as a medium of instruction ? a
        growing global phenomenon
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A547E at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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English as a medium of instruction ? a growing global phenomenon



There is a fast-moving worldwide shift from English being taught as a
foreign language (EFL) to English being the medium of instruction (EMI) for
academic subjects  such as science, mathematics, geography and medicine.
EMI is increasingly being used in universities, secondary schools  and even
primary schools. This phenomenon has very important implications for the
education of young people and policy decisions in non-anglophone countries.
 Yet little empirical research has been conducted into why and when EMI is
being introduced and how it is delivered. What are the consequences of
introducing EMI on teaching, learning, assessing and teacher professional
development?

The British Council is working with Oxford University Department of
Education?s (OUDE) research centre, EMI Oxford,  on a global scoping
research project to try to answer some of these questions. The first phase
of the project has been to map the size and shape of EMI in the world
today. The full report of phase 1 will be available in November 2014. This
report briefly sets out the findings of the research so far.



Full report:
http://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/britishcouncil.uk2/files/english_as_a_medium_of_instruction.pdf
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Message: 4
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:23:24 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Japan: Suit over dismissal to tackle thorny issue of
        language teachers? employment status
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Message-ID:
        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A54AD at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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The Japan Times



Suit over dismissal to tackle thorny issue of language teachers? employment
status



In the picture, Brkic is a fresh-faced young man in his early 30s (he is 44
now), immaculately dressed in a well-pressed suit and tie ? a poster boy,
almost, for foreign language-school teachers in Japan.



But those were happier times.



Now the idea of being part of the ?ICC family? has taken on a dark, bitter
irony for Brkic, whose employment at the company was suddenly terminated
after 22 years of service.



Full story:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/community/2014/04/14/issues/suit-over-dismissal-to-tackle-thorny-issue-of-language-teachers-employment-status/#.U2Ckd-9ZodU
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Message: 5
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:26:09 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] US: ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different
        Prep, Paper Argues
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Message-ID:
        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A54C0 at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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Education Week



ESL Teachers in Common-Core Era Need Different Prep, Paper Argues



As public schools move headlong into teaching new, more rigorous standards
in reading, math, and science, English-as-a-second-language teachers must
become more involved in the central enterprise of teaching and supporting
academic content for ELL students than has traditionally been the case, a
new paper argues.



Full story:
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/learning-the-language/2014/04/esl_teachers_in_common-core_er.html
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Message: 6
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:27:33 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] US: Rejecting Confucius Funding
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Message-ID:
        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A54D3 at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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Education Week



Rejecting Confucius Funding



Professors at the University of Chicago have renewed their opposition to
the Chinese-government funded Confucius Institute on their campus, with
more than 100 of them signing a petition calling on the Council of the
University Senate to vote to terminate the university?s contract with
Hanban, the government entity that oversees the centers of Chinese language
teaching and research.



Full story:
http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/04/29/chicago-faculty-object-their-campuss-confucius-institute#sthash.rqzZIs19.dpbs
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Message: 7
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2014 07:35:39 -0400
From: Hansun Waring <hz30 at columbia.edu>
Subject: [Edling] 2014 LANSI Call for Paper Deadline in One Month!
To: "Languse at hum.aau.dk" <Languse at hum.aau.dk>, Ethno CA
        <ETHNO at CIOS.ORG>,       "'The Educational Linguistics List'"
        <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>,     BILING at LISTSERV.UMD.EDU,
        icca14 at lists.ucla.edu,  TC TESOL-AL General Info Listserv
        <tctesol-al at ec2-54-225-115-143.compute-1.amazonaws.com>,        TC
Faculty
        <tcfaculty at ec2-54-225-115-143.compute-1.amazonaws.com>, TC TESOL-AL
        Alumni Listserv
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        tcdocstudents
        <tcdocstudents at ec2-54-225-115-143.compute-1.amazonaws.com>,
LANSI
        <lansi at ec2-54-225-115-143.compute-1.amazonaws.com>
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****apologies for cross-posting; please distribute widely.***

****Language and Social Interaction Working Group**(LANSI)*

Teachers College, Columbia University

New York City

October 3-4 (Fri & Sat), 2014

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Hugh "Bud" Mehan (University of California, Santa Diego)

Patricia A. Duff (University of British Columbia)


*Call for Proposals*

LANSI brings together scholars and students working on
naturally-occurring data within the broad area of language and social
interaction. In keeping with the LANSI spirit of diversity and dialog,
we welcome abstracts from colleagues working on a variety of topics
using discourse analytic approaches that include but are not limited to
conversation analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, linguistic
anthropology, and critical discourse analysis. Abstracts should be
no longer than 300 words and should include descriptions of the
following aspects of the study: (1) problem(s) being addressed; (2)
central claim(s); (3) data source(s) and analytic approach(es); (4) a
short piece of data to support the main argument; (5) implication(s) of
the findings. Please also include a 50-word summary. Abstracts will be
blind-reviewed on the basis of clarity, specificity, originality, and
the inclusion of the required components. Papers will be presented
within a 15 or 20-minute slot with an additional 10 or 5 minutes for
discussion.

Deadline for electronic submission is May 30, 2014. Notification of
acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email by July 15, 2014.
For additional information and to submit an abstract, please visit:
_www.tc.edu/lansi <http://www.tc.edu/lansi>_

Questions can be sent to: lansi at tc.columbia.edu
<mailto:lansi at tc.columbia.edu>

Conference Co-chairs:

Hansun Zhang Waring
Elizabeth Reddington
Nancy Boblett

--
Dr. Hansun Zhang Waring
Box 66, Program in TESOL/Applied Linguistics
Department of Arts & Humanities
Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W. 120 Street New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212)678-8128
Fax: (212)678-3428
http://www.tc.columbia.edu/faculty/index.htm?facid=hz30
http://www.tc.edu/lansi/

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Message: 8
Date: Thu, 1 May 2014 15:32:55 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] Job: Test Development Assistant at CAL
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
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        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A58F3 at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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________________________________




[http://www.cal.org/images/newsletter/subhd-stripe.gif]
Jobs at CAL

www.cal.org <http://www.cal.org>

May 1, 2014




Email Announcement

Send questions and resumes to jobs at cal.org<mailto:jobs at cal.org>.

________________________________
Test Development Assistant (Temporary position approx. 4 months)

CAL Classification: Research Assistant
Program Area: World Languages and International Programs
Salary: $24 - $26 per hour
Hours Per Week: 20-35 hrs/wk
Position Available: Immediately

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

Assist with tasks related to test development, test refreshment, and
research for tests of English.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  *   Assist with development of item writing procedures and processes,
including preparing written protocols and checklists
  *   Write, review, and revise test items to adhere to specification
sheets and to identify errors
  *   Contribute to data collection, data entry, coding, and analysis
  *   Draft portions of written reports and presentations
  *   Communicate with partners and external colleagues to assist in
various aspects of data collection
  *   Proof and copyedit materials according to style guide
  *   Other duties as assigned related to language testing and research
projects

QUALIFICATIONS:

  *   Education: BA/BS degree in a related field and 3 years of related
experience or a MA/MS degree in a relevant field
  *   Experience: Successful candidate will have experience working with
language testing and/or international education

DESIRED SKILLS:

  *   The preferred candidate will be a motivated self-starter with the
ability to work flexibly and cooperatively in a fast paced team
environment. Excellent skills in the following areas are highly desirable:
native or native-like proficiency in English; proficiency in the use of
Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access, thoroughness in execution of task
assignments; proficiency in a language other than English, particularly
Spanish; and excellent time management and adherence to deadlines.

IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER:

Mail:
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 14-17

Electronically:
jobs at cal.org<mailto:jobs at cal.org>
Attn: Recruitment 14-17

________________________________

CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and
an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from
the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and
does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color,
religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other
reason not related to employment.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be
required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the
United States.

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Message: 9
Date: Fri, 2 May 2014 16:12:01 +0900
From: "Noriko ISHIHARA" <ishi0029 at gmail.com>
Subject: [Edling] Early-bird registration NOW OPEN
To: "The Educational Linguistics List" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Message-ID: <B9B575C40AB74B968464A52148BCBF7E at NorikoPC>
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Early-bird registration now open until May 31st



CARLA Summer Institute: July 28?August 1, 2014

Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language
through the Development of Sociocultural Competence

http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2014/pragmatics.html



CARLA: http://www.carla.umn.edu/index.html
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Message: 10
Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 13:18:27 +0000
From: Francis Hult <francis.hult at englund.lu.se>
Subject: [Edling] US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students
To: "edling at bunner.geol.lu.se" <edling at bunner.geol.lu.se>
Message-ID:
        <11E8DB9B84AFED40AA11BE609088B771A62A5B8D at UWMBX02.uw.lu.se>
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ABC News



US Teachers Nowhere as Diverse as Their Students



Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer
than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite.

New studies from the Center for American Progress and the National
Education Association are calling attention to this "diversity gap" at
elementary and secondary schools in the United States. The groups want more
to be done to help teachers more accurately mirror the students in their
classrooms.



Full story:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/us-teachers-diverse-students-23581344
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