CLC weekly instructional technology workshops

Starting October 20, 2014, Nick Swinehart of the CLC will conduct weekly instructional technology workshops in the Chicago Language Center, from 3:30-5:00PM in Cobb 218. These workshops will be very informal and they will not take the full 90 minutes; you do not have to attend the entire workshop. Nick will speak for 5-10 minutes, and the rest of the time will be devoted to hands-on practice. Several computers will be available–you can try out the tools without having to download anything on your own computer. Questions about other topics are also welcome.

 

The first workshop on Monday, October 20 will explore the use of QuickTime to record quick-and-easy video materials and Google Drive to store files, share materials with students, and collaborate with anyone anywhere, in real time. Step-by-step handouts will be prepared, so if you are unable to attend Nick can send you the document, and/or he can meet another time by appointment.

Chicago Course Connection Grants

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Location: Cobb 210 (2nd Floor – CSL)

 

On Wednesday, May 7th (12:30pm-1:30pm), Christopher Skrable, University Community Service Center (UCSC) Associate Director, Veronica Vegna, Italian Language Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, and Ana Lima, Portuguese Language Coordinator and Senior Lecturer will give a presentation on the Chicago Studies Program.

 

As you plan for your courses for the next academic year, the UCSC invites you to take advantage of the resources of the Chicago Studies Program. The goal of Chicago Studies is to help you and your students make connections between coursework and the wealth of resources available in the city of Chicago, in the form of (1) guest speakers, (2) field trips, or (3) experiential learning projects. In addition to providing consultation and logistical support, UCSC also offer Chicago Course Connection grants (up to $750) to defray expenses.

 

Seating is limited, so let us know if you will attend–send your reservation to Michael Berger — mb35@uchicago.edu.

 

Light lunch fare will be provided.

Presentation on ACTFL 2013 and The Language and Culture Workshop

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 12:30PM
Location: CLC – 2nd Floor Cobb – C 210

 

Please join us on April 9, 2014 at 12:30PM in the CLC for a presentation by Cori Anderson (Slavic Languages and Literatures), Ana Lima (Romance Languages and Literatures), and Jason Grunebaum (South Asian Languages and Civilizations). Our presenters will discuss the recent meeting of the Language and Culture Workshop at Brown University and ACTFL 2013 meeting in Orlando, FL.

 

Refreshments

CLC Hours during Spring Break 2014

M – 9AM to 2:30PM

T – 9AM to 4PM

W to F – 9AM to 5PM

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS for Spring Projects — CAMPUS COMPETITION PROPOSALS DUE Friday, March 7, 2014

The Spring deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Friday, March 7, 2014. Proposals submitted at this time will compete at the campus level. Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the Center for the Study of Languages web site (http://languages.uchicago.edu/Faculty/faculty_project.html). Please submit completed proposals as MS Word email attachments to mb35@uchicago.edu (Michael Berger); proposals will be reviewed by the Consortium Committee in March, 2014.

 
The proposed project must pertain to the teaching or the learning of language. We are urging those of you involved with language teaching to consider in particular a project that might explore new ways of making use of already existing technologies and materials, such as commercially available audio and video files or computer programs. We also encourage you to formulate projects that are aimed at developing teaching skills–your own and your colleagues–using the hardware presently in use at the University, in the Center for the Study of Languages, and in the various multimedia-equipped classrooms around campus.

Chicago Language Center Hours — December 2013 and January 2014

Week of December 9th
• Thursday and Friday, 8AM to 5PM
Week of December 16th
• Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM
Week of December 23rd
• CLOSED
Week of December 30th
• Monday through Wednesday, CLOSED
• Thursday and Friday, 9AM to 5PM
Week of January 6th
• Resume regular hours
(Monday through Thursday, 8AM to 9PM; Friday, 8AM to 5PM)

CLC Closed on 11/28 and 11/29/2013

The CLC will be closed on Thanksgiving day and on the Friday after the holiday.

Halloween Potluck

Language Teachers are invited to an International Halloween Potluck Luncheon, starting at 12:30PM on Wednesday, October 30th at the CLC (Cobb 211). Bring a favorite Dish to share with Colleagues!

Autumn Hours at the CLC

Mon. – Thurs. 8AM to 9PM

 

Friday             8AM to 5PM

Summer Session Hours 2013

June 24th through August 23rd

 

Monday – Friday 8AM to 5PM

Spring 2013 Exam Week and Interim Hours @ the CSL

June 10 to 14 — 8 AM to 5 PM
(closing @ 4:30 on 6/13)

 

June 17 to 21 — 9 AM to 5 PM

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS for Summer Projects — CAMPUS COMPETITION

THE CONSORTIUM FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

 

THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LANGUAGES

 

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS for Summer Projects — CAMPUS COMPETITION

 

PROPOSALS DUE Friday, May 31, 2013

 

The Spring deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Friday, May 31, 2013. Proposals submitted at this time will compete at the campus level. Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the Center for the Study of Languages web site ( http://languages.uchicago.edu/faculty/faculty_project.html). Please submit completed proposals as MS Word email attachments to mb35@uchicago.edu (Michael Berger); proposals will be reviewed by the Consortium Committee in early June, 2013.

 

The proposed project must pertain to the teaching or the learning of language. We are urging those of you involved with language teaching to consider in particular a project that might explore new ways of making use of already existing technologies and materials, such as commercially available audio and video files or computer programs. We also encourage you to formulate projects that are aimed at developing teaching skills–your own and your colleagues–using the hardware presently in use at the University, in the Center for the Study of Languages, and in the various multimedia-equipped classrooms around campus.

Chicago Course Connection Grants

Monday, April 8, 2013 from
12:30 – 1:30 PM in
Cobb 210 (2nd Floor – CSL)

 

On Monday, April 8 (12:30pm-1:30pm), Amy Chan, University Community Service Center (UCSC) Director and Associate Dean of students in the University, and Veronica Vegna, Italian Language Coordinator and Senior Lecturer, will give a presentation on the Chicago Studies Program.

 

As you plan for your courses in the spring quarter and the next academic year, the UCSC invites you to take advantage of the resources of the Chicago Studies Program. The goal of Chicago Studies is to help you and your students make connections between coursework and the wealth of resources available in the city of Chicago, in the form of (1) guest speakers, (2) field trips, or (3) experiential learning projects. In addition to providing consultation and logistical support, UCSC also offer Chicago Course Connection grants (up to $750) to defray expenses.

 

Lunch will be provided.

LFLFC Revisited

March 6, 2013 @ 1:30 PM in C 210 (2nd Floor Cobb)

 

Michael Berger will review ways to use the Berkeley Language Center’s Library of Foreign Language Film Clips: from registering and logging on, to searching, and choosing clips to distribute to your students.

 

Refreshments

Social Issues and Cultural Awareness in Language Teaching

February 27, 2013 from
12:30 to 1:20 PM in
Cobb 210 – 2nd Floor Cobb Hall

 

Veronica Vegna, Italian Coordinator, will show the work she presented at the November 2012 ACTFL Conference under the title “Social Issues and Cultural Awareness in Language Teaching”. Veronica will also provide suggestions for internet resources, based on her ACTFL attendance.

 

A discussion will follow.

 

Refreshments

An Intro to iMovie

Wednesday, February 20th @ 12:30 PM in Cobb 211

 

Join the CSL’s Rod Edwards when he talks about basic video editing, using Apple’s most recent version of iMovie.

 

Refreshments

2/6/13 @ 12:30 – “Rethinking the Language Center”

Date: Wednesday, February 6
Time: 12:30 PM
Place: CSL – Cobb 210

 

On November 9th and 10th, 2012, the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning held a symposium, “Rethinking the Language Center in the Age of Globalization” on Yale’s campus. Three panels of three speakers addressed the mission, structure, and governance of language centers on their campuses. Cathy Baumann will give an overview of the event, which looked to the past and into the future of the language center. (To view the panel talks and Claire Kramsch’s opening keynote, go to www.languageconsortium.org/ and click on “Rethinking the Language Center” on the right.)

 

Refreshments

CSL Funds for Professional Development for Spring, Summer, and Autumn 2013

Funding will again be available to support professional development for faculty or graduate student language instructors who would like to pursue professional development opportunities in language teaching, assessment, and/or technology in 2013. In some instances, it may also be possible to support conference travel related to language pedagogy. These funds are available from the general CSL budget.

 

At present, we would like to solicit proposals for activities in Spring, Summer, or Autumn 2013 programs, i.e., any programs, conferences, workshops, or other events through the end of the calendar year 2013. If you would like to apply, please bring or send a cover letter to the CSL, describing your professional, linguistic, and scholarly interests and how the proposed program or travel fits in with your overall academic plans or career goals. Please provide a description of the program and a proposed budget. Proposals can be submitted from January 20th to June 1st. Proposals will be considered by the Advisory Council to the CSL and awards will be announced at various times until mid-June.

 

For those of you looking for sample programs, here are some suggestions from previous summers:

 

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview training (4-day workshops) http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3354

CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition) http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/index.html


CLEAR (Center for Language Education and Research) http://clear.msu.edu/clear/professionaldev/summerworkshops.php


CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency and Research) 
http://calper.la.psu.edu/profdev.php?page=workshops


NCLRC (National Capital Language Resource Center) http://nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html

 

Please let the CSL know if you have any questions. We hope many of you will have ideas for taking advantage of this opportunity for professional development.

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS for Spring Projects — CAMPUS COMPETITION

PROPOSALS DUE Friday, March 8, 2013

 

The Spring deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Friday, March 8, 2013. Proposals submitted at this time will compete at the campus level. Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the Center for the Study of Languages web site ( http://languages.uchicago.edu/faculty/faculty_project.html). Please submit completed proposals as MS Word email attachments to mb35@uchicago.edu (Michael Berger); proposals will be reviewed by the Consortium Committee in March, 2013.

 

The proposed project must pertain to the teaching or the learning of language. We are urging those of you involved with language teaching to consider in particular a project that might explore new ways of making use of already existing technologies and materials, such as commercially available audio and video files or computer programs. We also encourage you to formulate projects that are aimed at developing teaching skills–your own and your colleagues–using the hardware presently in use at the University, in the Center for the Study of Languages, and in the various multimedia-equipped classrooms around campus.

CSL Schedule for December 2012 and January 2013

• Exam Week Hours

- Monday – Friday / 8 AM to 5 PM

 

• Interim Hours

- December 17th – December 21st / 9 AM to 5 PM

- December 24th to January 1st / CLOSED

- January 2nd to January 4th / 9 AM to 5 PM

 

• Resume Regular Hours

- January 7th