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Heritage Language Teacher Workshop, National Heritage Language Resource Center, UCLA, Application Deadline May 1

National Heritage Language Resource Center 2011 Heritage Language Teacher Workshop
Dates: July 17-22, 2011 Application Deadline: May 1, 2011

Do you have students in your K-16 language classroom or community school who are home speakers of the language you are teaching, i.e. heritage learners? Consider applying for a one-week workshop in July that targets this population. You’ll have a chance to collaborate with teachers from Los Angeles and across the country as you learn to design your own curriculum for classes with heritage students as well as those with both heritage and second language learners. The workshop will also address topics such as selecting appropriate materials and assessment tools for heritage learners. Workshop faculty are experts in both heritage language teaching and bridging the gap between theory and practice, making for a dynamic learning environment.

The workshop’s goals are to:
1. Understand the differences and similarities between L2 and HL teaching, including assessment
2. Set goals for HL instruction that differ from objectives for L2 programs
3. Design a curriculum that takes students’ initial proficiencies into account.
4. Incorporate knowledge of the community including use of demographic tools in curricular design and materials development.
5. Incorporate National Foreign Language Standards and California Standards for World Languages into teaching.

There is no charge for this workshop. A limited number of stipends will be available to cover travel & accommodations for out-of-state participants. Please visit the NHLRC website (www.nhlrc.ucla.edu) for more information and to apply.

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