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Call for Proposals: Development of a Kazakh Elementary Textbook, Proposal Deadline, December 10

Call for Proposals for development of a Kazakh Elementary Textbook

The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) is calling for proposals for experienced Kazakh language pedagogues to develop a sixteen-unit elementary Kazakh language textbook, suitable for use in both American higher education settings and for self-study.
Successful proposals will begin on January 15, 2011, and will produce a finished and tested product to be considered for publication by Georgetown University Press. CeLCAR will provide the developers with compensation in line with qualifications and as benchmarks are met. Successful applicants will also be expected to participate as instructors in IU’s well-known 8 weeks intensive summer program, and participate in pre- and post-session workshops.
Developers must be self-motivated and able to meet strict project deadlines with minimal supervision. They will also receive assistance from CeLCAR’s staff in establishing scope and sequence, printing, lay-out, preparing audio-visual materials for inclusion in the textbook, and English editing and polishing.
Applicants must be native speakers of Kazakhstan Kazakh with linguistic or pedagogical training, have experience teaching Kazakh as a second language (preferably in the United States or other English-speaking environment), and TOEFL scores of 500 or equivalent. Proposals should include: a curriculum vita, a description of the proposed textbook including design principles and rationale, a draft scope and sequence for the first four units, and sample unit on any topic appropriate for an introductory level course.
Please send your proposal by December 10, 2010, to Kazakh Elementary Textbook Project, Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region, 718 Eigenmann Hall, 1900 East 10th Street, Bloomington, IN 47406 USA, or as PDF or Word format to celcar@indiana.edu

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