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Technical Writing Position, University for Information Science and Technology, Macedonia

Lecturer position in Technical Writing at the University for Information Science and Technology, “St. Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia

The University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, invites applications for lecturer position at any academic rank in technical writing and communication for the academic year 2010/2011. Salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching courses, developing and grading tests and quizzes, preparing and presenting lectures, meeting with students outside of class time for additional assistance, and designing and evaluating laboratory exercises. The typical teaching load for this position will be ten contact hours per week.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (in hand by time of appointment) in technical communication, writing studies, composition/rhetoric, or a closely related field. Ability to teach public speaking a plus. Applicants must also have demonstrated documented successful teaching experience at the college level, excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to teach with technology, and native or near-native fluency in English. It is also expected that current instructional technologies will be incorporated in course materials on a regular basis.

Applications should include

  • A cover letter
  • Current C.V.
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Sample syllabus
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Copies of Diplomas and any Certificates of Achievement in Higher education,
  • Names of three references with phone numbers and email addresses.

Please submit applications to:

University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle”
Partizanska B.B Dom na ARM – Ohird
6000 Ohrid
Republic of Macedonia

In addition, applications may be submitted electronically as a single pdf file via email to Blagoja Samakoski at

The newly established University for Information Science and Technology “St. Paul the Apostle” ( employs foreign professors who provide a high level instruction to Macedonian and foreign students. English is the language of instruction in all courses. The university is located in the south-west part of the Republic of Macedonia in the city of Ohrid, situated by the beautiful Lake Ohrid, a UNESCO Heritage Site.

For more information about the position, please feel free to contact:

Rector: Dr. Blagoja Samakoski,

Professor: Dr. George Mitrevski,

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CSL Internal Funds for Professional Development (Open to UChicago Faculty only), Deadline: May 21

CSL Internal Funds for Professional Development

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 2010 or Autumn 2010 programs, i.e., any programs, conferences, workshops, or other events through the end of the calendar year 2010. If you would like to apply, please send a cover letter describing your professional, linguistic, and scholarly interests and how the proposed program fits in with your overall academic plans or career goals to <>. Please provide a description of the program and a proposed budget. Applications should be turned in no later than Friday, May 21, 2010. We will expedite the review process through the Advisory Council to the CSL and make awards by the end of May.
For those of you looking for sample programs, here are some suggestions from previous summers:
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview training (4-day workshops)
CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition)
CLEAR (Center for Language Education and Research)
CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency and Research)
NCLRC (National Capital Language Resource Center)
SALRC (The South Asia Language Resource Center) also has a nice selection of links for programs:
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Funded workshop: “Exploring Pedagogical and Technological Models for Hybrid and Distance Collaborations,” Yale University, May 25-28

Yale Conference: Exploring Pedagogical and Technological Models for Hybrid and Distance Collaborations

Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning Workshop
May 25-28
Exploring Pedagogical and Technological Models for Hybrid and Distance Collaborations
Especially intended for instructors or coordinators of less commonly taught languages
Explore techniques, software and practices for sharing curricula across campuses
Support available: $250 travel allowance
Free lodging
Free meals
For more details, please contact Catherine Baumann (
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Russian Language Instructors Positions, Summer Intensive Critical Languages Institute (Arizona State University), Deadline: May 10

Arizona State University has openings for instructors of Elementary and
Intermediate Russian it its summer intensive Critical Languages


Arizona State University seeks a faculty associate to teach intensive
Elementary Russian during the summer 2010 (June 1 – July 23) of the ASU
Critical Languages Institute in Tempe, Arizona (
The successful candidate will teach Russian four hours daily and
contribute to cultural programming in a team-taught course under the
supervision of a lead instructor.

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in Russian language and
literature or a closely related field; possess native or near-native
proficiency in both Russian and English; and have experience teaching
Russian at the Elementary level.  Preference will be given to candidates
with experience teaching intensive language courses, to candidates with
experience developing and leading cultural programming, and to
candidates with experience in team teaching.

Deadline for completed applications is May 10, 2010.

Application package must include a detailed letter of interest, stating
qualifications and teaching experience; a CV; and a list of two
references.  Send materials to: “Russian Search Committee, Critical
Languages Institute, PO Box 874202, Tempe, AZ, 85287-4202” or to

Background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is
an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence
through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  See
ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement at .

As above, with the following differences:
1. Level is Intermediate (semesters 3 and 4), not elementary
2. Instructor teaches 2 hours a day, not 4.

Applicants may apply for either position or for both. Applicants
applying for both positions may submit a single, joint application.
Applicants applying for both positions are relieved of cultural

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High School Russian Teacher Position, Noble Street College Prep (Chicago)

Noble Street College Prep is looking for a full time high school teacher to instruct a first year mixed course in Russian language, culture and history. The idea candidate would be able to effectively teach elementary Russian language skills as well as critical thinking skills regarding the history and culture to students of all ability levels. Additionally, the ability to relate positively to teenagers and manage a classroom is a must, as is enthusiasm for all things Russian and the ability to create engaging lessons. The school is a charter, so a teaching certificate for Illinois is not necessary. Noble Street is a non-selective enrollment school. Students would be 11th graders.

Interested candidates should apply online at (select Noble Street College Prep and the position of ‘Russian Teacher’ will be listed). Noble Street’s principal, Bill Olsen, is in charge of hiring.
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2010 Summer Teacher Institute: WATER, An Interdisciplinary Examination of the World’s Most Essential Resource, June 28-30

2010 Summer Teacher Institute


An Interdisciplinary Examination of the
World’s Most Essential Resource

University of Chicago
International House, Assembly Hall
1414 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

1 Lane Credit (requires full attendance & development of a classroom lesson by Aug. 2nd)
18 CPDUs for 3-day Summer Institute
CPDUs also available for July 1 & 2
(To receive credit, CPS teachers must also register at CPS University)

This interdisciplinary 3-day institute will explore global water issues, including those that affect the Great Lakes region. Daily topics addressed will include: water scarcity, effective water management, and water issues in politics, sanitation, agriculture, and economics. Faculty and staff from the University of Chicago and other educational institutions from around the world will speak will speak each day, interspersed with discussions of K-12 curriculum development.

Intended primarily for elementary through community college educators (but open to all interested parties), the Institute will address each theme through a series of presentations and group discussions. Attendees will receive suggested instructional resources for curriculum building and K-12 lessons aligned to Illinois State Standards will be developed based on presentations made at the Institute.

For more information and to register, please visit:

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Conference and Call for Papers: The Teaching Russian Conference, University of Victoria, July 22-23; Deadline for Proposals: May 20

The Teaching Russian Conference is a small, friendly conference targeted at sharing innovative ideas for the Russian language, literature and culture classroom.  It is hosted annually at the scenic University of Victoria (Canada).  Please join us July 22-23 2010.  Teachers of Russian at the university and secondary levels are invited to submit proposals.


July 22-23, 2010

(Thursday – Friday)

University of Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia


Due to the success of last year’s conference, the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Victoria invites proposals for individual papers, panels and round-table discussions on the theme of “Teaching Russian”.

Topics of special interest include, but are not limited to: innovative curriculum development and pedagogical techniques in teaching Russian language, literature and/or culture; dealing effectively with heritage-speaker communities; implementing travel/study abroad programs; teaching Russian at the secondary level; choosing appropriate teaching tools at the introductory/intermediate/advanced level (textbooks and computer-assisted language learning); innovative language technologies; growing and maintaining healthy Russian programs.

Website: (All forms for submitting proposals are available on the website)

Deadline for proposals:  20 May 2010. Notification of the Program Committee’s decisions will be sent out by June 1, 2010.

For all questions, please contact Megan Swift ( (250.721.7504)

Abstract specifications:

To apply for participation in the conference, please fill out the respective forms (CV and individual paper proposal form; roundtable proposal form and/or panel proposal form), which are available on our website:   Abstracts should not exceed 400 words. Please use MS Word for Windows and Times New Roman or MS Word for Apple and TimesCE or pure Unicode text. Make sure to use the Library of Congress transliteration system to render words in a Cyrillic alphabet. Your abstract should present a research question and outline your plan for investigating this scholarly problem. Each abstract will be reviewed by the Program Committee. Abstracts sent by attachment may be emailed to Megan Swift (  If electronic submission is not possible, send hard copies of your proposal to:

Megan Swift, Assistant Professor
Department of Germanic and Russian Studies
University of Victoria
PO Box 3045 STN CSC, Victoria BC.
V8W 3P4 Canada.

Tel. 250.721.7504
Fax 250.721.7319

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CALPER Summer Workshops 2010 (Language Instruction), Penn State July 12-17

Dear Colleagues,
campus housing for our summer workshops is open now. All relevant information, including the Penn State campus housing reservation form, has been posted at the workshop site online
We hope that you will be able to participate in our exciting workshop week!
Best regards,
Gabriela Appel

2010 Summer Workshops

July 12 – 14 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:00am – noon
WS1: Language Focused Tasks for Communicative and Content-based Classrooms
Presenter: Teresa Pica, University of Pennsylvania
WS2: Making the Most of a Corpus
Presenter: Mike McCarthy, University of Nottingham and CALPER
WS3: Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Heritage and Domestic Language Learners
Presenter: Karen Johnson, Penn State
WS4: Developing Content-based Thematic Units to Enhance Curricula
Presenter: Heather Hendry, University of Pittsburgh
WS5: Tracking Language Development with Learner Corpora
Presenter: Xiaofei Lu, Penn State

July 15 – 17 – Thursday, Friday, Saturday
9:00am – noon
WS6: Language and Culture
Presenter: Jim Lantolf, Penn State
WS7: Assessment for Learning in the L2 Classroom
Presenter: Matt Poehner, Penn State
WS8: Grammar Meaning a Grammar of Meanings: Teaching Concepts in the Foreign Language Classroom
Presenter: Eduardo Negueruela, University of Miami
1:30pm – 4:30pm
WS9: Discourse Analysis and L2 Teaching
Presenter: Susan Strauss, Penn State
WS10: Using E-Portfolios in Language Teaching
Presenters: Meredith Doran and Glenn Johnson, Penn State
One registration fee for the whole week:
EARLY BIRD extended until June 1, 2010 = $150
Regular after June 1, 2010 = $200
All relevant information is on our workshop site online.
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Special Funding Support for Teachers of Less Commonly Taught Languages for Professional Development at the CARLA Summer Institutes, Deadline: April 30

Deadline Extended to April 30, 2010

Special Funding Support for Teachers of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
for Professional Development at the CARLA Summer Institutes

To support the improvement of instruction of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs), the University of Minnesota’s National Resource Centers offer a limited number of $600 stipends for LCTL teachers to help defray the cost of attending any of the CARLA summer institutes. The University NRCs––the Consortium for the Study of the Asias (CSA), the European Studies Consortium (ESC) and the Institute for Global Studies (IGS)––are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsor this program as part of their mission to support LCTL teachers. Applications are due by April 30, 2010.

See the following for more information and application materials:

European LCTL teachers see:

Asian LCTL teachers see:

All other LCTLs see:

For more details about the stipend program see:

CARLA Summer Institutes 2010

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has sponsored a summer institute program for second language teachers since 1996. These internationally-known institutes reflect CARLA’s commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom.

Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking opportunities. Participants at the CARLA summer institutes have come from all over the world. They have included foreign language and ESL teachers at all levels of instruction, program administrators, and curriculum specialists. Over 3,000 language teachers have participated in the summer institute program since it began.

The institutes for summer 2010 that are still open for registration are:

Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching for Character-Based Languages
June 21–25, 2010

Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education:
Language and Learning Disorders and the Struggling Immersion Learner
July 12–16, 2010

Focusing on Learner Language:
Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers
July 12–16, 2010

Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)
July 19-–23, 2010

Improving Language Learning:
Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction
July 19-–23, 2010

Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom
July 19-–23, 2010

Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development
July 26–30, 2010

Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom July 26–30, 2010

Language and Culture in Sync:
Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language
July 26–30, 2010

More information about each institute is available on the CARLA website at:

The cost of each of the CARLA summer institutes is $350 if registration is received by May 31, 2010 and $400 after that date. More information and registration forms are available on the CARLA website at: or you can request a print copy of the brochure by contacting the CARLA office at:
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Hungarian Language Instructor Position, Russian and East European Summer Language Institute (Univ. of Pittsburgh)

The Russian and East European Summer Language Institute at the University of Pittsburgh ( is hiring an instructor of Beginning Intensive Hungarian.  The dates of the program are June 7-July 16, 2010. Salary and housing allowance provided. Language teaching experience required. Applicant must be a US citizen or permanent resident, since there is too little time for visa processing. Please write or call Christine Metil, or 412-624-5906.

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