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LINGUIST List 24.1315

Mon Mar 18 2013

Summer Schools: STARTALK Summer Institute for Teachers of Russian/ Middlebury, Vermont USA

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Mar-2013
From: Evgeny Dengub <edengubgmail.com>
Subject: STARTALK Summer Institute for Teachers of Russian/ Middlebury, Vermont USA
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STARTALK Summer Institute for Teachers of Russian/ Middlebury, Vermont USA

Host Institution: Middlebury College
Coordinating Institution: Middlebury College
Website: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian/startalkrussian

Dates: 15-Jul-2013 - 31-Jul-2013
Location: Middlebury, Vermont, USA

Focus: The program is designed for current and future teachers of Russian
at the high school and university level who are looking to develop and expand
their teaching strategies and understanding of second language acquisition.
Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate


Special Qualifications:
The program is designed for current and future teachers of Russian at the
high school and university level.


Description:
We are pleased to invite you to apply to the 2013 STARTALK Summer Institute
for Teachers of Russian, which will take place at Middlebury College’s Kathryn
Wasserman Davis School of Russian in July 2013. Funded by STARTALK, a
component program of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), the
program is designed for current and future teachers of Russian at the high
school and university level who are looking to develop and expand their
teaching strategies and understanding of second language acquisition.

Participants will spend 16 days in Middlebury’s immersion program taking part
in seminars and hands-on workshops, observing intensive language classes at
various levels, visiting with guest speakers and developing a teaching
portfolio with peer-reviewed teaching materials, classroom activities and
effective assessment practices. In addition, participants will be part of the
Russian School intensive language program, which requires that only the target
language be spoken, and will have the opportunity to formally and informally
meet with Russian School instructors and students of all levels.

By the end of the program, participants will have learned and practiced second
language acquisition theory, approaches to teaching Russian in a specifically
communicative, learner-focused way and, material design, lesson planning, and
testing strategies.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition


Subject Languages: Russian

Tuition: 0 USD

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 01-May-2013.
Each participant will receive a travel reimbursement for up to $250.
Participants will receive one unit of graduate credit.

Financial Aid Instructions:
See registration instructions.


Registration: 01-May-2013 to 01-May-2013

Contact Person: Evgeny Dengub
Email: edengubgmail.com

Apply by Email: edengubgmail.com
Apply on the web: http://www.middlebury.edu/media/view/448314/original/startalkapplicationrussianschool2013.pdf

Registration Instructions:
Application due date: May 1st, 2013
To apply, please go to http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian/startalkrussian
and download the application (in the right hand column). Email completed form
to edengubmiddlebury.edu by May 1st with the subject line “STARTALK
Application.” Graduate students are especially encouraged to apply. If you
have questions, please visit our website, or contact program director Evgeny
Dengub at edengubmiddlebury.edu.
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