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 CollegeCoordinating Institution: Middlebury CollegeWebsite: http://www.middlebury.edu/ls/russian/startalkrussian

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

Focus: The program is designed for current and future teachers of Russianat the high school and university level who are looking to develop and expandtheir 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 thehigh school and university level.

Description:We are pleased to invite you to apply to the 2013 STARTALK Summer Institutefor Teachers of Russian, which will take place at Middlebury College’s KathrynWasserman Davis School of Russian in July 2013. Funded by STARTALK, acomponent program of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI), theprogram is designed for current and future teachers of Russian at the highschool and university level who are looking to develop and expand theirteaching strategies and understanding of second language acquisition.

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

By the end of the program, participants will have learned and practiced secondlanguage acquisition theory, approaches to teaching Russian in a specificallycommunicative, learner-focused way and, material design, lesson planning, andtesting 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: edengubmiddlebury.edu.

Page Updated: 18-Mar-2013