CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS for Summer 2011 Projects

THE CONSORTIUM FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LANGUAGES

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS for Summer 2011 Projects
- CAMPUS COMPETITION -

PROPOSALS DUE Friday, May 20, 2011

The Spring deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Friday, May 20, 2011. 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/about/services.htm — Services & Policies>Services for Teachers>Grants and Funding). Please submit completed proposals as MS Word email attachments to mb35@uchicago.edu (Michael Berger); proposals will be reviewed by the Consortium Committee in late May, 2011.

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 Funds for Professional Development for Summer 2011 and Autumn 2011

Funding will again be available to support professional development for faculty or graduate student language instructors who would like to pursue training in language teaching, assessment, and/or technology over the summer or in the fall. 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 for the support of our language faculty at the university.

At present, we would like to solicit proposals from those of you who would like to take advantage of Summer 2011 or Autumn 2011 programs, i.e., any programs, conferences, workshops, or other events through the end of the calendar year 2011. If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter describing your professional, linguistic, and scholarly interests and how the proposed program or travel fits in with your overall academic plans or career goals to <languages@uchicago.edu>. Please provide a description of the program and a proposed budget. Applications should be turned in no later than Friday, May 6, 2011. Proposals will be considered by the Advisory Council to the CSL and awards will be announced by the end of May.

For advance planning, we will also do another announcement in the fall for Winter and Spring 2012 professional development.

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/development.html
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

SALRC (The South Asia Language Resource Center) also has a nice selection of links for programs:
http://salrc.uchicago.edu/workshops/pedagogy.shtml

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.

Using iMovie

Where: CSL
Room: Cobb 210
Date: April 13, 2011
Time: 1:30 pm

Tami Wysocki-Niimi will hold a demo on the basics of video editing using iMovie ’09. In this hour-long session Tami will cover importing video, basic video editing, subtitling, and options for exporting your edited video.

(Please note: This presentation was originally scheduled for February 9th, a week after the demo on using Digital Video Cameras, but because of the Blizzaster this presentation had to be postponed and rescheduled. Though these two presentations are on similar topics, your attendance at the camera demo is not required in order to attend the editing presentation.)

Refreshments will be served.

YouTube Tip

For teachers who use YouTube videos in class or send the links of YouTube videos to students here is a tip that might make accessing specific portions of longer clips easier. This was published in the NYTimes today (2/10).

When you copy the URL for the clip just add

#t=MmSs

to the end of the URL. “M” is minute and “S” is second. So, if you want a student to start watching a video at the 2 minute and 24 second point, add

#t=2m24s

to the end of the URL. The following link will take you 7 minutes and 24 seconds into the mystery (???) YouTube video.

Digital Camcorder Demo

Where: CSL
Room: Cobb 210
Date: February 9, 2011
Time: 1:30 pm

Rod Edwards and Michael Berger of The Center for the Study of Languages will demo the digital video cameras and describe some of the best practices for taping.

The CSL’s video cameras are easy to use and the quality of the video is excellent. They are often used for pedagogical materials development projects and student class projects.

The demo will take place on Wednesday, February 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm in C 210.

If you plan to create videos for teaching or have your students create videos for class projects, we encourage you to attend. If you plan to attend, please let me know via email.

An on-line tutorial on the use of the cameras is available at the CSL’s website (URL provided below), and you can preview this prior to the workshop, or refer to it if you cannot attend.

http://languages.uchicago.edu/about/cameratutorial.htm

THE CONSORTIUM FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LANGUAGES

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS for Winter Projects — CAMPUS COMPETITION

PROPOSALS DUE Friday, January 14, 2011

The Autumn/Winter deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Friday, January 14, 2011. 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/about/services.htm — Services & Policies>Services for Teachers>Grants and Funding). 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 February, 2011.

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 Lunchtime Round Table

As part of the CSL’s mission to provide a public square for language faculty, we are starting a new lunchtime round table initiative to provide greater opportunities for language teachers and program coordinators to discuss issues in teaching and learning our languages in an informal setting.

The CSL Lunchtime Round Table will be quite informal and lunch will be provided at periodic meetings throughout the year. Topics will be announced in advance so that participants can bring ideas for brainstorming or even materials to share.

FIRST MEETING: Tuesday, November 16 12:30-2:00 in Cobb 210

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION (NOV 16):

a) What are you doing at the advanced levels (beyond second year). How are you building up your program at the advanced levels?

b) What are heritage speakers? How do you approach teaching “heritage speakers”.

c) When even the talkative students are quiet: How do you get your students to speak in class?

We envision these round tables being informal, conversational opportunities to advance the discussion of language teaching and learning on campus. This is an opportunity to share things you’ve learned in your own teaching or at conferences or workshops with your colleagues on campus.

If you would like to take part in the CSL Lunchtime Round Table, please take a moment to RSVP at the following link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/BDPYHLN

The link also has a few questions about scheduling, future round table meetings, and topics to discuss.

We look forward to seeing you on the 16th.

Two Ways to Record Yourself and Your Students:H2 Zoom (Digital Audio Recorder) and Audacity Workshop at the CSL

Where: CSL

Room: Cobb 210

Date: November 3, 2010

Time: 1:30 – 2:30 pm (approximately)

On Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 1:30 pm the Center for the Study of Languages will conduct a workshop on the use of the H2 Zoom (Digital Audio Recorder) and the free recording software program Audacity. These two recording options can be used to make pedagogical materials or as an aid in accessing student competency. The workshop will be held in C 210.

This is a hands-on training session, so please bring a lap top with Audacity already installed–installation instructions for Audacity are attached to this message. (If you do not have a lap top the CSL will provide you with one for the workshop.) The CSL will provide the H2 Zoom recorders.

If you plan to create audio materials for teaching or will be recording your students, we encourage you to attend. If you plan to attend, please let me know because space is limited.

Center for the Study of Languages – Presentation

Developing Classroom Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages:
A Report from the CARLA Summer Institute

Where: CSL
Room: Cobb 210
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Time: 1:30 to 2:20 pm

The Center for the Study of Languages invites you to attend a presentation by Tami Wysocki-Niimi, who will discuss her recent attendance at the CARLA Summer Institute on Developing Classroom Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages. The institute was a great forum for hands-on instruction in various aspects of language materials development, and also for interaction and collaboration with other LCTL instructors from colleges and universities throughout the country.

Please join us on October 20th if you would like to learn more about some of the current trends in developing pedagogical materials for LCTL.

Refreshments will be provided.

CSL Hours during Finals and Beyond

• FINALS WEEK
(6/7 to 6/11/10)

8 am to 5 pm

(on Wednesday (6/9) the CSL will close at 4 pm.)

• INTERIM
(6/14 to 6/18)

9 am to 5 pm

• SUMMER QUARTER
(6/21 to 8/20/10)

8 am to 5 or 6 pm

(Hours of operation are tentative because of Cobb Hall restroom renovation project–construction to occur in the evenings. We hope we will be able to remain open until 6 pm.)

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS for Summer Projects ’10– CAMPUS COMPETITION

THE CONSORTIUM FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LANGUAGES

PROPOSALS DUE Friday, June 4, 2010

The Spring/Summer Quarter deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Friday, June 4, 2010. 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/about/services.htm — Services & Policies>Services for Teachers>Grants and Funding). 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, 2010.

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 tapes 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.

Announcing Video Tutorial on the Use of the CSL’s Digital Camcorders

We are glad to announce a new video tutorial on the use of the CSL’s digital camcorders.

The tutorial is accessible through the CSL’s web site. To view the tutorial go to:

http://languages.uchicago.edu/about/cameratutorial.htm

Before using a CSL camera teachers and students will be required to view this tutorial.

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS — CAMPUS COMPETITION 3/26/10

PROPOSALS DUE Friday, March 26, 2010

The Winter/Spring Quarter deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Friday, March 26, 2010. 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/about/services.htm — Services & Policies>Services for Teachers>Grants and Funding). Please submit completed proposals as MS Word email attachments to mb35@uchicago.edu (Michael Berger); proposals will be reviewed by the Consortium Committee in April, 2010.

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 tapes 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.

Announcing CSL Room Calendar

We are glad to announce a new room reservation calendar for the CSL, showing the locations and dates of language class lectures, TA/Drill/lector/conversation sessions, film screenings, meetings, and other events. You can access the calendar (view mode only) by visiting:

http://csl-augustus.uchicago.edu:8888/day.php?year=2010&month=01&day=6&area=3

[once the calendar is open, click on "Go to Today" just below the main Calendar date heading]

Some of the calendar’s useful features are:

* Search (for course, language, room, or teacher)
* Views of room availability by number of people that can be accommodated
* Graphic presentation of room use by language (or other) classes
* Day, week, or month views of room use

Starting at the end of the first week of each quarter, once the CSL has entered all courses and most TA sessions into the calendar you will be able to see what CSL rooms remain available (on specific dates, at specific times). You will then be able to request a specific room for your class or event. The calendar will be updated daily.

To request a room:

* send email request to languages@uchicago.edu
* provide your:
-Name
-Language
-number of students (or attendees)
-the date and time of your event
-the room you have found in the calendar that fits your event
-(if you cannot find an appropriate room, a CSL staff member may be able to find one for you)

The CSL will confirm the reservation with you. If for any reason a requested room cannot be reserved we will let you know. And if possible, we will also inform you of other room options.

[N.B. Rooms 202, 203, and 219 are often used in the evenings by student organizations and other groups, and though they may look open after 6 pm on the calendar they may already have been assigned to someone by the Registrar. Please check with the CSL about the availability of these rooms.]

Dish Network Channels at the CSL as of 12/3/2009

Arabic ART America
Arabic ART Movies
Arabic LBC
Arabic AI Jazeera
Arabic ESC-1
Arabic Nile Drama
Arabic Future TV
Arabic Dubai TV
Arabic MBC
Arabic Al Arabia
Arabic Al Zikr Radio
Arabic ART Music
Armenian Armenia TV
Bangla ATN Bangla
Bangla NTV Bangla
Bangla Channel i
Bangla RTV
Bangla Ekushey TV
Bangla Banglavision
Chinese CCTV-E
French Trace
French Afrotainment Movies
Hindi Aaj Tak
Hindi B4U Movies
Hindi B4U Music
Hindi Headlines Today
Hindi Sahara One
Hindi Sahara Samay
Hindi SET Max
Hindi Sony Ent TV Asia
Hindi Star India One
Hindi Star India Plus
Hindi TV Asia
Hindi Zee Cinema
Hindi Zee TV
Hindi Radio City
Hindi NDTV Imagine
Hindi SAB
Japanese TV Japan
Kannada Udaya TV
Korean KBS World
Malayalam Kairali TV
Polish Kino Polska
Polish TVN 24
Polish iTVN
Polish Polsat 2 International
Russian NTV America
Russian RTVi
Russian RTVi+
Russian TVCI
Tamil JAYA TV
Urdu PTV Global
Urdu GEO TV

CSL Hours during December 2009

• December 1 – 3, 8 am to 9 pm

• December 4, 8 am to 5 pm

• December 7 – 11, 8 am to 5 pm

• December 14 – 18, 9 am to 5 pm

• December 21 – 29, CLOSED

• December 30 – 31, 9 am to 5 pm

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours at the CSL

• The CSL will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 25th.

• The CSL will be closed on Thursday the 26th and Friday the 27th.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

– CSL Staff

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING GRANT PROPOSALS — CAMPUS COMPETITION

PROPOSALS DUE Friday, January 8, 2010

The Autumn/Winter Quarter deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Friday, January 8, 2010. Proposals submitted at this time will compete at the campus level. Application forms and guidelines are available at the Center for the Study of Languages, Cobb 211 or can be sent via email as an MS Word attachment upon request (phone 2-9772 for information). Please submit completed proposals as MS Word email attachments to m-berger1@uchicago.edu; proposals will be reviewed by the Consortium Committee in January, 2010.

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 tapes 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.

Halloween Pot Luck Luncheon

Where: CSL

Date: Friday, October 30, 2009

Time: 12:3

We are reviving the traditional Halloween pot luck luncheon at the CSL. Please come, and bring a favorite ethnic (or Halloween-related) dish to share with your language teacher colleagues: main dishes or desert.

Costumes not required, but we encourage you to wear one (or at least a mask). Beverages, snacks, paper plates, cups, etc. provided by the CSL. Scarry film screening!

Please RSVP and let us know what you plan to bring (desert or main dish)–write to languages@uchicago.edu

- CSL Staff >:-}

Panel Discussion about the Uses of Student Video Projects in the Foreign Language Class

Where: CSL
Room: Cobb 201
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2009
Time: 2:30 pm

The Center for the Study of Languages invites you to attend a panel discussion about the uses of student video projects in the foreign language class. The panelists are teachers of language from several departments at the University of Chicago: Jason Grunebaum (Hindi); Lidwina Van den Hout (Spanish); Fangpei Cai (Chinese); Muhammad Eissa (Arabic); Sylvie Goutas (French).

The panel participants will begin with brief introductions, describing the way(s) they use student video projects as part of their language class(es). They will then add more details about the student projects as the panel discussion begins and as they take questions from attendees.

If you would like to learn more about the uses of student video projects in the foreign language classroom, or plan to have your students create videos for class projects, we encourage you to attend. If you plan to attend, please let Michael Berger (mb35@uchicago.edu) know via email.