Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 COTSEAL Business Meeting at AAS

Several important initiatives for 2015 and beyond were discussed at our business meeting, March 27, 2015, at the Association for Asian Studies Conference in Chicago.

Here are the minutes of the meeting, also archived on the COTSEAL Business page.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Online Thai Reading and Writing Course at University of Hawai'i

Thai Language program at University of Hawai'i-Manoa is offering an online Reading & Writing Thai course (Thai 107)  in Fall 2015.

This is a fully "asynchronous" (anytime) online course. It is offered via "UHM Outreach College" so that the general public (i.e. non-UH students) can enroll in the course via Outreach College and receive UHM credits.

Visit: https://sites.google.com/a/hawaii.edu/reading-thai-script/

for more information and samples of lessons.

This is a literacy course focusing on developing Thai script reading and writing skills, aimed towards heritage Thai or Lao students. However, any beginning learners of Thai can also take the course.

Friday, March 13, 2015

COTSEAL Business Meeting Agenda at AAS, Chicago IL, Friday March 27

AAS Conference, Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers

Friday, March 27, 2015, 7:30-9:00 pm, Parlor D

1. Financial Report - Sheila Zamar, COTSEAL Secretary

2. 2015 COTSEAL Conference at SEASSI, UW-Madison, July

17-18 - Frank Smith, COTSEAL President

-general plans/format

-travel grants for participants

-formation of planning committee

3. 2015 COTSEAL Teacher Training Workshop at UC-Berkeley, September 18-19 - Frank Smith

-general information

-formation of committee for participant selection

-plans for follow-up conferences (2016 at UW-Madison; 2017 still under discussion)

4. General announcements/topics for discussion

-”Notes from the Field” blog on COTSEAL website: submissions needed - Frank Smith

-Southeast Asian Language and Linguistics Panel at Cornell in 2015 - Jolanda Pandin, COTSEAL Vice-president

-Reviving JSEALT Journal: thoughts? volunteers? - Sheila Zamar

Please e-mail fjsmith@wisc.edu with any questions.