Development Workshops for Southeast Asian Language Teaching Staff
to be held at U. California-Berkeley and U. Wisconsin-Madison
by COTSEAL and the National Resource Centers for Southeast Asia
Southeast Asian language instructors are invited to apply to participate in two
Professional Development Workshops;
the first one is at UC Berkeley in September 2015 and the second one
is at UW Madison in June 2016.
first workshop will be from
18-20 September 2015 at U. California-Berkeley and will address:
Management: time management,
use of target language, interactions in student-centered classrooms,
work flow, use of projects, and grading issues
lesson design for LCTLs
including rationale, text selection, lesson framework, lesson
demonstration, and lesson design.
the time between workshop one and two, participants will work in
groups to develop two prototype lessons, receive feedback on the
lessons, and make revisions. Each group will submit a videotape of
one of the lessons being taught.
completion of the lesson development described above, you will be
invited to participate in the
second workshop which will be
held in June of 2016 at U. Wisconsin-Madison and will include:
of developed content-based lessons
and the challenges of lesson development
teaching of heritage and mixed classes, including
the following topics appropriate materials, activities, and
management of heritage classes.
apply to participate in the two workshops
send a one page statement describing your background in teaching a
Southeast Asian language and your interests in expanding your
knowledge of the field of second language teaching and your CV
covering your language teaching experience. With acceptance,
your registration costs for the two workshops are covered. To
request funding for travel and per diem (lodging and meals) costs,
include a statement of need and a statement from your institution
indicating whether it can cover any of the costs. Participants
from NRCs may apply for a travel grant but are encouraged to seek
travel funds from their home institutions.
your application materials via email to Mary Jo Wilson at
firstname.lastname@example.org by June 15,
participation in the workshopsinclude
your one page background statement and CV. If you are requesting
travel and/or per diem support, include a statement of your needs and
a statement from your institution of its (in)ability to support some
of the costs of your professional development.
A PDF version of this announcement is available here.