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.

New Camcorder Demo and Training for Language Teachers

Where: CSL Room: Cobb 210

Date: November 4, 2009

Time: 2:30 p.m.

The Center for the Study of Languages will demo recently purchased Sanyo digital camcorders. These video cameras replace the older Canon and JVC cameras, and like those will be used for pedagogical materials development projects and student class projects.

On Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 2:30 pm we will demo the cameras and provide training on their use to language teachers. The demo and training session will take place 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 inform Michael Berger via email (mb35@uchicago.edu).

CSL Hours Autumn 2009

Monday – Thursday 8 am to 9 pm

Friday 8 am to 5 pm

Closed November 26th and 27th for Thanksgiving

CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS — CAMPUS COMPETITION

THE CONSORTIUM FOR LANGUAGE TEACHING AND LEARNING

THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LANGUAGES

 

 CALL FOR CONSORTIUM GRANT PROPOSALS — CAMPUS COMPETITION

 PROPOSALS DUE Tuesday, May 27, 2008

 The Spring Quarter deadline for Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning grant proposals is Tuesday, May 27, 2008. 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 early June, 2008. 

 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 residing at the University, in the Center for the Study of Languages, and in the various multimedia-equipped classrooms around campus.

Professional Development Grants for UofC Language Faculty and Graduate Student Instructors

The CSL once again has some funds 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. These funds are available from the general CSL budget and especially from the generous support of the Center for International Studies.

 

At present, we would like to solicit proposals from those of you who would like to take advantage of summer 2008 programs. 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 <languages@uchicago.edu>. Please provide a description of the program and a proposed budget. Applications should be turned in no later than Tuesday, April 15, 2008. We will try to expedite the review process through the Advisory Council to the CSL and make awards for Summer 2008 by early May.

 

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

 

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

 

 

The South Asia Language Resource Center also has a nice selection of links for programs:

http://salrc.uchicago.edu/workshops/pedagogy.shtml

 

Muhammad Eissa (NELC) also recommends the following:

 

General:

 

            Professional Development  NCLRC Presentations and Institutes

 

            http://nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html

 

 

For Arabic and some other less commonly taught languages:

TEACHING ARABIC TO UPPER HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS

Mahmoud Al-Batal and Kristin Brustad:  http://nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html#arabic_uhsc  

And:

UNDERSTANDING ASSESSMENT: APPLICATIONS FOR FL TEACHERS

Margaret Malone, Ph.D. (Center for Applied Linguistics)

http://nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html#understanding_assessment

Programs offered throughout the summer funded by STARTALK.

http://www.startalk.umd.edu/program-info/2008/ 

 

 

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.

Corpus Methods in Linguistics and Language Pedagogy

The CSL is happy to announce that we will host a masterclass in corpus linguistics during UofC’s Spring Break week, Wed-Sun, March 26-30, 2008. Full information and application information may be found at the CMLLP-2008 website at: http://languages.uchicago.edu/corpuslinguistics/Registration/Application forms are available for download here. The workshop will cover corpus methods in linguistic research and the preparation of language pedagogical materials and will focus on less commonly taught/studied/spoken languages. 

Welcome back! Autumn Quarter 2007 Begins

Welcome back everyone. We hope you’ll keep up with news at our blog.

CSL Staff

pen-sized scanner for 128 languages

Barbara pointed out an article for this pen-sized scanner that can scan 128 different languages.

http://www.macnn.com/articles/07/08/02/irispen.6/

United Nations declares 2008 the International Year of Languages

You can read this announcement from the United Nations declaring 2008 the International Year of Languages here.

NCLRC Newsletter

The National Capital Language Resource Center puts out a monthly newsletter.

Podcasts, Blogs, and more

Keep an eye on the development of various podcasts (audio and video), blogs, and more for use in language learning.

http://www.oculture.com/2006/10/foreign_languag.html has a nice listing of some podcasts.

Also open iTunes on your computer and do a search for your languages in Podcasts at the iTunes store as well as new iTunesU offerings.

Resources for language learners

–Greetings from the University of Northern Iowa / Cedar Falls, Iowa (USA)

I have developed a series of websites for language students and their
instructors. I hope that you will share this information with interested persons and add this URL to your website and/or publication(s). Having taught in a private academy, public schools, the Ohio State University as well as a University Laboratory School, I learned to appreciate the many advantages that computers can play in helping to learn a second language. The many websites work well for students on all levels of instruction including elementary and are both educational and fun.

Each site receives hundreds of visits daily from all over the world. Enjoy.

HOMEPAGE: http://www.uni.edu/becker/

Sincerely,

Jim Becker
Webmaster and Professor Emeritus
Past President, Iowa World Language Association
UNI

Workshops for language teachers

For those of you looking for workshops for language teachers…

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview training (4-day workshops)
http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3632

CARLA (Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition) professional development programs
http://www.carla.umn.edu/development.html

Workshops at CLEAR
http://clear.msu.edu/clear/professionaldev/summerworkshops.php

Advanced/Specialty workshops at the Penn State LRC (CALPER)
http://calper.la.psu.edu/profdev.php?page=workshops

The National Capital LRC
http://www.nclrc.org/profdev.html

Recommended by the SALRC:
http://salrc.uchicago.edu/workshops/pedagogy.shtml
http://nflrc.msu.edu/login/scripts/summer.php