LINGUIST List 8.1634

Thu Nov 13 1997

FYI: CALL, Grad programs in Japanese ling

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  1. Robert Debski, QUALIFICATIONS IN CALL
  2. Tsuyoshi Ono, graduate programs in Japanese Linguistics and Teaching Japanese as a 2nd Language

Message 1: QUALIFICATIONS IN CALL

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 12:07:44 +1000
From: Robert Debski <r.debskihlc.unimelb.edu.au>
Subject: QUALIFICATIONS IN CALL

QUALIFICATIONS IN COMPUTER-ASSISTED LANGUAGE LEARNING (CALL)

The Horwood Language Centre is offering several different qualifications in
CALL:

Graduate Certificate
This certificate provides a sound introduction to computers and networks in
the language classroom. It examines the software currently available for
teaching LOTE and ESL, and considers the practical approaches for effective
involvement of multimedia. Made up of three subjects the certificate may
be completed in a year.

Postgraduate Diploma
Building on the subjects taught in the certificate, students are equipped
with advanced skills in using computers as instruments of communication and
multimedia development. The diploma is made up of three subjects in
addition to the certificate or one subject and a minor thesis. It may be
completed in a year and a half.

Master of Arts (CALL)
This degree is designed to offer advanced studies and research in CALL to
students with professional training or experience in language and
computer-related areas.

For more information students should initially contact:
Dr Robert Debski
Horwood Language Centre
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3052

E-mail: robertgenesis.language.unimelb.edu.au
Tel: (03) 9344 5144
Fax: (03) 9349 2180
or refer to the Web pages at

http://www.arts.unimelb.edu.au/~hlc/
http://genesis.language.unimelb.edu.au/~robert/home.html


Applications forms can be requested from the Postgraduate Office,
Faculty of Arts
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Vic 3052

Tel: (03) 9344 5321
Fax: (03) 9347 0424

Dr Robert Debski
Senior Lecturer in CALL
Horwood Language Centre
The University of Melbourne
Telephone: +61 3 9344 9655
Fax: +61 3 9349 2180
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Message 2: graduate programs in Japanese Linguistics and Teaching Japanese as a 2nd Language

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 21:24:03 -0700 (MST)
From: Tsuyoshi Ono <onoU.Arizona.EDU>
Subject: graduate programs in Japanese Linguistics and Teaching Japanese as a 2nd Language



We are writing to inform you about our graduate programs in
Japanese Linguistics and Teaching Japanese as a 2nd Language (TJSL)
in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of
Arizona. We have an MA track in Japanese Linguistics and Teaching
Japanese as a 2nd Language. We also have a newly started Ph.D.
program in Japanese Linguistics with two areas of specialization:
Sociolinguistics, and Discourse and Grammar. Perhaps the best way
to describe our programs is to say that we study the Japanese
language in context, focusing on grammar, use, interaction, and
social organization. (Our current projects include the development
of a Japanese conversation corpus and a study of gender-related
differences in Japanese workplace speech.) This way of studying
language has a direct impact on our approach to Japanese language
pedagogy, in which we emphasize the importance of the language as
a medium of social interaction.

The University of Arizona has a extremely rich linguistics
community represented particularly by the internationally
recognized Department of Linguistics, the Linguistic Anthropology
program in the Department of Anthropology, and the
interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition and
Teaching. In addition to their courses in East Asian Studies, our
students also take advantage of courses, lectures, and colloquia in
these programs.

Because of the nature of our Japanese Linguistics/TJSL program and
the rich linguistics community at the University of Arizona, we
believe we provide our students with a rewarding linguistics
experience. We would appreciate your bringing it to the attention
of anyone who might be interested. Some teaching and research
assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Perhaps you
may be interested in knowing that for the past several years
students who applied for financial aid were all awarded with
with some financial assistance. We ask that students who wish to
be considered for financial aid start the application process
early. Those interested should request an application packet at
the following address:

Graduate Secretary
East Asian Studies
Franklin 404
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona 85721

Thank you very much for helping us spread the word about our
program to interested students.


Kimberly Jones Tsuyoshi Ono

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