Thursday, May 21, 2015

Monday, May 4, 2015

2015-2016 Professional Development Workshops for Southeast Asian Language Teachers

Professional Development Workshops for Southeast Asian Language Teaching Staff 

to be held at U. California-Berkeley and U. Wisconsin-Madison

Sponsored 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.
The first workshop will be from 18-20 September 2015 at U. California-Berkeley and will address:
  1. Classroom Management: time management, use of target language, interactions in student-centered classrooms, work flow, use of projects, and grading issues
  2. Content-based lesson design for LCTLs including rationale, text selection, lesson framework, lesson demonstration, and lesson design.
During 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.
Upon 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:
  1. Discussion of developed content-based lessons and the challenges of lesson development and implementation.
  2. Discussion of the teaching of heritage and mixed classes, including the following topics appropriate materials, activities, and management of heritage classes.

To 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.  

Send your application materials via email to Mary Jo Wilson at by June 15, 2015. For participation in the workshops include 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.