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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Level: Open
Duty: Training in Teaching
Linguistic Field: Training in Methods of Teaching Younger Learners
Application Deadline: 28-Apr-2012
Supporting Institution: Indiana University Bloomington
School of Education
LL Issue: 23.1832
Posted: 10-Apr-2012
Support Description: FULL SCHOLARSHIP

WHY: Train teachers for language instruction in community settings: Bridges 2

WHAT: Participate in intensive, professional development institute
Learn appropriate teaching methods for Pre-K to grade 6
Design lessons, materials, & developmentally appropriate assessment
Gain skills in community-based language advocacy & twice weekly afternoon
practicum experiences at different community-based sites
Receive six credits for two courses - language teaching methods & practicum

WHO: Current or Prospective teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Turkish, or
Graduate or Undergraduates desiring a teaching credential
Class size is limited to 10 graduate & 5 undergraduate students

Online: May 14 - June 1 3-week online preparation and class
Onsite: June 8 - June 29 3-week residential Bloomington program
Follow Up: July 2 - August 20 follow up online- finalization of projects

WHERE: Residential program - School of Education, Indiana University,
Bloomington, IN

PROVIDED: Tuition, room & board, in-town transportation, program materials

IU PARTNERS: Department of Literacy, Culture & Language Education of the
School of Education | Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures | Center
for the Study of Global Change | Center for Social Studies and International
Education | Center for the Study of the Middle East
For Application Materials:
Application Web Address: http://education.indiana.edu/ResearchProjects/STARTALK/tabid/16107/Default.aspx
Contact Information: Dr. Cigdem Balim
Phone:+1 812 8559483 or +1 812 8554221