Conferences 2009

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WORKSHOP ON TAMIL EPIGRAPHY

29 June – 10 July 2009

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Announcing the sixth international workshop on Tamil Epigraphy, to be held from 29th June to 10th July 2009 at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Section des Sciences historiques et philologiques, Sorbonne, Paris. This special program is organised as requested by many researchers on humanities working on Tamil in different countries. There are no registration fees and the course is offered freely. Classes will be held from Monday till Friday, morning 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. (lunch break) afternoon 2.00 to 4.30 p.m. The participants have to arrange themselves their travel to Paris and accommodations. If you need more information please contact: a.murugaiyan@wanadoo.fr

Special Funding Support for LCTL Teachers for Professional Development at the CARLA Summer Institutes

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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 10, 2009.
See the following for more information and application materials:

European LCTL teachers see: http://www.esc.umn.edu/CARLA.htm

Asian LCTL teachers see: http://asias.umn.edu/funding/k16.html

All other LCTLs see: http://igs.cla.umn.edu/outreach/language.html

For more details about the stipend program see:http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/scholarships.html

CARLA Summer Institutes 2009
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 2,000 language teachers have participated in the summer institute program since it began in 1996.
The institutes for summer 2009 are:

Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: Language and Learning Disorders and the Struggling Immersion Learner
July 13-17, 2009
Instructor: Tara Fortune

Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom
July 13-17, 2009
Instructors: Francine Klein and Wendy Allen

Developing Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)
July 20-24, 2009
Instructors: Bill Johnston and Louis Janus

Improving Language Learning: Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction
July 20-24, 2009
Instructor: Martha Nyikos with guest presenter Andrew Cohen

Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development
July 20-24, 2009
Instructor: Laurent Cammarata

Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching
July 20-24, 2009 (Session 1) -or- July 27-31, 2009 (Session 2)
Instructors: Diane Tedick, Tara Fortune, Maureen Curran Dorsano, and Mandy Menke

Focusing on Learner Language: Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers
July 27-31, 2009
Instructors: Elaine Tarone and Maggie Broner

Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom
July 27-31, 2009
Instructor: Ursula Lentz with guest presenter Donna Clementi

Language and Culture in Sync: Teaching the Pragmatics of a Second Language
July 27-31, 2009
Instructor: Noriko Ishihara with guest presenter Andrew Cohen

More information about each institute is available on the CARLA website at: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/

The cost of each of the CARLA summer institutes is $350 if registration is received by May 31, 2009 and $400 after that date. More information and registration forms are available on the CARLA website at: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/ or you can request a print copy of the brochure by contacting the CARLA office at: carla@umn.edu.

Note: The summer institutes were developed and are supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Language Resource Center program and by the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development and College of Liberal Arts. The LCTL stipends are supported by the University of Minnesota’s Title VI National Resource Centers.
**our apologies for cross-posting**

A few reminders regarding the 38th Annual Conference on South Asia: the conference will be held October 22-25, 2009 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI.

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The deadline for preconferences, single paper, roundtable, and panel submission is April 1, 2009. All presenters must register and pay the registration fee by April 1, 2009 in order for your submission to be considered. For more information regarding the conference, please visit http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu/index.html.

If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to fill out the conference survey https://websurvey.wisc.edu/survey/TakeSurvey.asp?AI=1&SurveyID=8K3985K0675M075. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Extended deadline for participation in Heritage Research Institute, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, June 22-26, 2009

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The March 15 deadline has been extended for a few days if you or any of your colleagues or students are interested in participating in this summer’s _Heritage Research Institute_ at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, June 22-26. The Consortium will fully fund UC faculty. The Heritage Center will provide some funding for graduate students.

Please see the website for details and the online application.

http://www.international.ucla.edu/languages/nhlrc/2009summer/

Karen Callahan
Assistant Director
UC Language Consortium/SLAI
220 Voorhies Hall/Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-752-2719/Fax: 530-754-7152

NCOLCTL announces two pre-conference workshops.

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NCOLCTL invites you to attend a Pre-Conference Workshop on “Task-based Language Teaching and Performance Assessment” in the Less Commonly Taught Languages (see below). The workshop, scheduled for Thursday, April 23, from 1:30 – 5:30 PM, as part of this year’s NCOLCTL conference titled, “Towards a New Paradigm in LCTLs,” which will be held in Madison, WI, April 23-26.

A second workshop on “Building 21st-Century Arabic Programs: A Roundtable Discussion for Program Directors” is scheduled for Thursday, April 23, from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (see below).

The workshops will be conducted at the Madison Sheraton Hotel. They are free and open to the public.

All conference attendees, NCOLCTL members, and UW language teachers, researchers, and students are especially invited to attend. Workshop participants are also invited to attend the Conference Welcome Reception, which will begin at 5:30 PM. These events are sponsored by the National African Language Resource Center and the Dean of International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Please feel free to post or circulate this announcement widely.

These events are sponsored by the Dean of International Studies at the UW-Madison.

Feel free to post the attached flyer in your LCTL organization.

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NCOLCTL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 1

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

MADISON SHERATON HOTEL

“Task-based Language Teaching and Performance Assessment”

A Workshop led by Hong Gang Jin, Professor of Chinese, Hamilton College and President, NCOLCTL

Professor Jin served as Vice-President of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages and is currently its President.

NCOLCTL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP 2

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

1:00 – 5:30 p.m.

MADISON SHERATON HOTEL

“Building 21st-Century Arabic Programs: A Roundtable Discussion for Program Directors”

A Workshop led by Mahmoud Al-Batal, University of Texas, Austin and


Kirk Belnap, BYU

NCOLCTL

4231 Humanities Building

455 North Park Street

Madison, WI 53706

www.councilnet.org

608-265-7903

ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu

Special Funding Support for LCTL Teachers for Professional Development at the CARLA Summer Institutes

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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 10, 2009.

See the following for more information and application materials:

European LCTL teachers see: http://www.esc.umn.edu/CARLA.htm

Asian LCTL teachers see: http://asias.umn.edu/funding/k16.html

All other LCTLs see: http://igs.cla.umn.edu/outreach/language.html
For more details about the stipend program
see:http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/scholarships.html

CARLA Summer Institutes 2009

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 2,000 language teachers have participated in the summer institute program since it began in 1996.

More information about each institute is available on the CARLA website at: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/

The cost of each of the CARLA summer institutes is $350 if registration is received by May 31, 2009 and $400 after that date. More information and registration forms are available on the CARLA website at: http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/ or you can request a print copy of the brochure by contacting the CARLA office at: carla@umn.edu.

Note: The summer institutes were developed and are supported, in part, by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Language Resource Center program and by the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development and College of Liberal Arts. The LCTL stipends are supported by the University of Minnesota’s Title VI National Resource Centers.

The National Heritage Language Resource Center invites applications to participate in the 3rd Summer Heritage Language Research Institute directed by Professor Maria Polinsky (Harvard).

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It will be hosted this year by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and held on that campus from June 22-26.

This year’s institute will focus on the implications of research for classroom instruction. Each participant will design a small classroom research project during the course of the institute and carry it out during the fall 2009 term.

Applications are invited from faculty in languages, linguistics, and education. Graduate students are encouraged to apply, and some financial assistance may be available for them.

Additional information and online applications are available at http://www.international.ucla.edu/languages/nhlrc/2008summer/

The deadline is March 15. Decisions will be announced in early April.

The 38th Annual Conference on South Asia will be held on October 22-25, 2009 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club in Madison, WI.

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Please visit the conference website http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu/ for registration,submission, and lodging information.

Online submissions are being accepted for: Pre-Conference, Panel, Roundtable, and Single Paper sessions.

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, April 1, 2009.

We welcome requests to hold meetings during our conference from coordinators for Association Meetings.

Request forms are available online to purchase Book Sale Space at the conference venue and/or Advertising Space in the program book.

If you have any questions please visit
http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu/FAQ.html or
http://southasiaconference.wisc.edu/contact.html

Conference Staff
203 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 262-4884
Fax: (608) 265-3062
http://www.southasiaconference.wisc.edu

Early registration (and the lowest early rate) for CALICO 2009, Language Learning in the Era of Ubiquitous Computing, at Arizona State University, March 10-14, 2009, will be ending this Friday, February 6th.

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The Twin Palms hotel (recommended main hotel) special conference rate ends February 9th.

Each year CALICO’s conference features preconference workshops, individual presentations, a courseware showcase, exhibits, keynotes, and a great venue.

You can get a preview of the workshops, sessions, and courseware to be presented at the conference and also submit your registration online from CALICO’s conference website:

http://calico.org/conference

A pdf version of the registration is also linked for download at the top of the online registration form if you prefer to use snail-mail or fax.

Registration will continue after February 6, but the amount will be higher. For more/other information, contact
Mrs. Esther Horn
CALICO Coordinator 512/245-1417 (phone)
214 Centennial Hall 512/245-9089 (fax)
601 University Drive http://calico.org

San Marcos, TX 78666 e-mail: info@calico.org or
ec06@txstate.edu

NCOLCTL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

MADISON SHERATON HOTEL

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NCOLCTL invites you to attend a Pre-Conference Workshop on Task-based Language Teaching and Performance Assessment in the Less Commonly Taught Languages (see below). The workshop, scheduled for Thursday, April 23, from 1:30 – 5:30 PM, will kick-off this year’s NCOLCTL conference, “Towards a New Paradigm in LCTLs,” which will be held in Madison, WI, April 23-26.

The workshop will be conducted at the Madison Sheraton Hotel. It is free and open to the public.

All conference attendees, NCOLCTL members, and UW language teachers, researchers, and students are especially invited to attend. Workshop participants are also invited to attend the Conference Welcome Reception, which will begin at 5:30 PM.  These events are sponsored by the National African Language Resource Center and the Dean of International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Please feel free to post or circulate this announcement widely.

_________________________________________________

NCOLCTL PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2009

1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

MADISON SHERATON HOTEL
“Task-based Language Teaching and Performance Assessment.”

A Workshop led by Hong Gang Jin, Professor of Chinese, Hamilton College and President, NCOLCTL

Professor Jin served as Vice-President of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages and is currently its President.

NCOLCTL
4231 Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706

www.councilnet.org

608-265-7903

ncolctl@mailplus.wisc.edu

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