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Sun Apr 27 1997

FYI: Information Retrieval, Summer courses

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  1. David Lewis, Information Retrieval
  2. Bruce Mannheim, Summer courses in Quechua and Ayamara

Message 1: Information Retrieval

Date: Tue, 22 Apr 1997 19:16:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: David Lewis <lewisresearch.att.com>
Subject: Information Retrieval


[This announcement has been posted to several mailing lists. Apologies
if you receive multiple copies.]

 SIGIR97: 20th International ACM SIGIR Conference on
 Research and Development in Information Retrieval

 DoubleTree Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, USA
 July 27 -- July 31, 1997

 SUMMARY PROGRAM

(For complete program and registration details, see the SIGIR '97
home page at: http://www.acm.org/sigir/conferences/sigir97/index.html
or write sigir97nist.gov)

Saturday, July 26: Pre-conference workshop on curricula for IR
and digital libraries. (Held in conjunction with Digital
Libraries '97.)

Sunday, July 27: Morning and afternoon tutorials. Salton Award
presentation and evening reception.

Monday, July 28: Newcomers' breakfast. Opening remarks. Keynote
address. Technical paper sessions. Demonstrations and posters
session. Reception.

Tuesday, July 29: Technical paper sessions. Panel on real world
issues in IR. Banquet at Franklin Institute Science Museum.

Wednesday, July 30: Technical paper sessions. ACM SIGIR Annual
Meeting and Lunch. Close of conference.

Thursday, July 31: Post-conference workshops on networked IR,
summarization and visualization for IR, crosslingual IR, and
semantic relations in IR.

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SIGIR '97 is collocated with DL '97, the Second ACM
International Conference on Digital Libraries, which will be
held July 23-26, 1997 in Philadelphia.

SIGIR '97 is being held in cooperation with BCS-IRSG (UK), GI
(Germany), and IPSJ (Japan).

The sponsorship of the following companies is gratefully acknowledged:
 AT&T Labs - Research 
 IBM
 Infonautics
 Institute for Scientific Information (ISI)
 Lexis-Nexis
 West Information Publishing Group
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Message 2: Summer courses in Quechua and Ayamara

Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 20:16:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: Bruce Mannheim <mannheimumich.edu>
Subject: Summer courses in Quechua and Ayamara


SUMMER LANGUAGE COURSES IN CUZCO - 1997

QUECHUA, AYMARA AND SPANISH
Cuzco-PERU, 1 July - 15 August 1997

Colegio Universitario Andino, cbc

INTRODUCTION
The Program of the University Andean College of the Bartolome de Las 
Casas Center offers intensive language courses of Quechua, Aimara and 
Spanish.
Quechua and Aimara languages are spoken by millions of people in the 
Andean space and involve a millenary historical past. At present, 
these languages deserve a new social space and have presence in the 
cities, schools and other centers of study, as well as in the means 
of communication and in the writing level in general terms. 
Therefore, it is important to promote the learning and use of these 
Andean languages.
Spanish is a language that each time acquires more international 
importance, and is one of the most common languages in the world. Its 
presence is specially significant in Latin America, where it coexists 
with Quechua, Aymara and other Amerindian languages. Foreigners, 
specially the ones interested in Andean and Latin American subjects, 
will find in our courses the communicative tools they need.
Through language teaching, the University Andean College seeks to 
develop the communicative aptitudes of the students in order to break 
the linguistic barriers and motivate the equitable exchange among 
individuals and human groups.

 
DESCRIPTION

GENERAL OBJECTIVE
The courses have as general objective the development of 
communicative and linguistic abilities of comprehension and 
expression, at oral and written level. 
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LEVELS
The differentiation of levels allows a gradual and dosed advance in 
teaching and learning. 
The basic level introduces the participants of the course in the main 
communicative interactions enabling them to linguistically locate 
themselves in space and time, and to dialogue with their 
interlocutors.
The intermediate level consolidates what is learned in a basic level 
and implies more abilities in the interpretation and in the 
production of the oral tradition and literature.
The advanced level leads to a fluent and correct use of the various 
types of discourse by stimulating conversation and text analysis of 
oral tradition and literature. 
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INTENSIVE MODE
The courses are intensive. Classes are given from Monday to Friday, 4 
hours per day, that makes a total of 20 hours per week and 140 hours 
during the whole cycle. Besides the teaching hours, each participant 
shall carry out activities and exercises.
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ADDRESSEES
The courses of Quechua and Aymara are addressed to professionals, 
graduated people, agents of development, researchers, and everyone 
interested in the acquisition of competence in said languages.
The course of Spanish language is oriented to the foreign language 
speakers, specially professionals, graduated students or researchers. 
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TEACHERS
The Quechua, Aymara and Spanish teachers, besides their complete 
dominion of the language which is their mother tongue, have received 
a specialized training and experience in language teaching.
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METHODOLOGY
The departure point is a motivating subject, posed by a suggesting 
communicative situation. A series of exercises is generated leading 
to the comprehension of the message and the acquisition of the 
grammar structures and procedures. Therefore, our teaching 
methodology involves the following moments:
- communicative situations, favoring the active participation of the 
students;
- reinforcing of the competence acquired through the practices and 
exercises;
- offering of the grammar principles and mechanisms of the language 
use
Individual and group work spaces have been programmed. We use as 
pedagogic resources audiovisual material, songs, dramatizations and 
games. 


CULTURAL ACTIVITIES
Language is related to culture and society, therefore, language 
learning shall be complemented with extension activities. We have 
also organized conferences about archaeology, art and culture of the 
Andean societies, visits to archaeological sites, museums, social 
activities and popular festivities. 



SCHEDULE

QUECHUA: Basic and Intermediate Levels
Cuzco, 1 july - 15 august

AIMARA: Basic Level
Cuzco, 1 july - 15 august

SPANISH: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Levels
Cuzco, 1 july - 15 august

INTENSIVE COURSE OF QUECHUA
Date: From July 1st to August 15th 1997
Levels: Basic or Intermediate
Duration: 7 weeks
Hours: 20 hours per week
Place: University Andean College, Av. Tullumayo 465, Cusco

INTENSIVE COURSE OF AIMARA
Date: From July 1st to August 15th 1997
Levels: Basic 
Duration: 7 weeks
Hours: 20 hours per week
Place: University Andean College, Av. Tullumayo 465, Cusco

INTENSIVE COURSE OF SPANISH
Date: From July 1st to August 15th 1997
Levels: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced
Hours: 20 hours per week
Place: University Andean College

REGISTRATION
The registration date is open. Time terms:
QUECHUA until May 2nd 1997
AIMARA: until May 2nd 1997
SPANISH: until May 2nd 1997 

ADMISSION
The academic direction of the University Andean College will examine 
the admission applications and will transmit its decision to the 
applicants.

CERTIFICATE
The University Andean College will grant a certificate of attendance 
and approval of the course to the participants.

COST OF THE COURSES

QUECHUA: US$ 1200
AIMARA: US$1200
SPANISH: US$1500

LIBRARY, DOCUMENTATION AND OTHER SERVICES
The students that participate in the language courses have access to 
the library of the Bartolome de Las Casas Center and its 
documentation. This library is specialized in Andean subjects and 
human sciences in general. The cost of the course includes the access 
to the library and to the documentation services.

LODGING AND FOOD
The University Andean College has a locale for the lodging of the 
participants of the courses; nevertheless, the spaces are limited. 
The expenses of complete pension in the University Andean College 
(lodging and food) are $1000.

SCHOLARSHIPS
The Andean College is analyzing the possibility of granting, in 
exceptional cases, partial scholarships to students proceeding from 
Latin America. When requesting the admission to the course, the 
postulant can request a scholarship. 

Registration Form
LANGUAGES COURSES / CUSCO - 1997

1. Choose the course 

QUECHUA (July 1st - August 15th)
AIMARA (July 1st - August 15th)
SPANISH (July 1st - August 15th)

2. Personal data
Names and surnames
Date and place of birth
Marital status
Profession
Address
Postal address
Telephone
Fax
E-mail

3. Institutional data
Institution where you work or study
Address
Postal address
Telephone
Fax
E-mail

4. University education
Specialty
University
Place

5. University Degrees or titles
Degree or title
Specialty
Place
Year
Last page and countercover page

ASK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AT:

Cursos de Idiomas
Colegio Universitario Andino
Av. Tullumayo 465, Cuzco
Telf: 51. 84. 233472
Fax: 51.84. 241319
E Mail: laebcoland.edu.pe
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