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LINGUIST List 25.754

Thu Feb 13 2014

Summer Schools: Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language/Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <gosialinguistlist.org>

Date: 12-Feb-2014
From: Noriko Ishihara <ishi0029gmail.com>
Subject: Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language/Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
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Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language

Host Institution: University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
Coordinating Institution: University of Minnesota at Twin Cities
Website: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2014/pragmatics.html

Dates: 28-Jul-2014 - 01-Aug-2014
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Focus: Participants will gain both theoretical and practical insights on teaching students how to use functional language appropriately in different sociocultural contexts.

Minimum Education Level: Undergraduate

Description:
A truly daunting challenge for second language learners is to adjust their
language use so that it is appropriate for different sociocultural contexts.
How, for example, are learners supposed to address strangers, close friends,
or people of higher social status in that culture? How can learners make
requests, respond to compliments, and give apologies without offending anyone?
While acquiring discourse practices can take learners many years, research has
shown that the process can be facilitated through explicit instruction. This
institute provides practical insights for teachers on how to enhance the
learning of pragmatics. Participants will have hands-on opportunities to
develop activities and materials for the classroom.


Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition
Pragmatics

Tuition: 350.00 USD

Tuition Explanation: See for details on early bird registration:
http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/registration.html


Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 04-Apr-2014
CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition) offers LCTL (Less Commonly Taught Languages) teachers at the University of Minnesota a special scholarship to attend one of the CARLA summer institutes. Teachers will be required to pay a non-refundable $25 commitment fee, but the balance of the institute cost will be paid by CARLA– a value up to $325!

Financial Aid Instructions:
1. Fill out the University of Minnesota LCTL Teacher Scholarship Request Form. You must sign in using your University of Minnesota user ID to verify your status at the University of Minnesota.
2.CARLA will review your request. If you meet the selection criteria, CARLA will send you a registration code to activate your scholarship within three business days of submission.
3.Register online for the institute using the special code. You will be required to pay a non-refundable $25 commitment fee at the time of registration.


Registration: 01-Jan-2014 to 31-May-2014

Contact Person:
Phone: 612-626-8600
Fax: 612-624-7514
Email: carlaumn.edu

Apply on the web: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1405024

Registration Instructions:
Mail in registration form along with check made payable to the University of
Minnesota.
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