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Upcoming events in Mandarin immersion

October 2, 2012

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News and Opportunities from the Field

Results 2012: A special one-day event hosted by Hunter College and IIE will be held in New York City to celebrate the 10th anniversary of The Language Flagship. Leading national experts in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Korean, Swahili, Turkish, Russian, Portuguese, and Persian languages will present ten years of results in promoting foreign language teaching and learning at K–16 levels. They will share best practices in educating students to achieve superior-level language proficiency. Registration is free. Date: October 26th, 2012 > Learn more.
International Education Week: The 2012 website has officially launched, and includes promotional materials, ideas on how to get involved in activities, and opportunities to post and view planned events around the world. Dates: November 12–16, 2012 > Learn more.

Online Learning from Primary Source: All K–12 teachers and administrators are welcome to participate in courses and webinars on Enduring China, Changing China, and Chinese Art. Connect with educators from across the country, and explore resources for your classroom on a variety of topics. >Learn more and register.

Instructional Technology Integration Certificate: University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is pleased to offer ACTFL members a specialized online graduate certificate in Instructional Technology Integration designed for individuals teaching world languages at the K–12 level. This graduate certificate program is offered as part of the ACTFL-UMUC Education Alliance. Courses begin this fall. >Learn more.

Online Learning from the Program for Teaching East Asia and NCTA at the University of Colorado: “Modern China: 1900 to the Present” (open to teachers in the University of Colorado NCTA region) begins online this fall. Participants in each course receive readings, $100 completion stipend, and certificate of completion hours. Graduate credit available with additional fee. > Learn more.

Interlanguage: 40 Years Later: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the most influential ideas in the field of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) – Interlanguage – Teachers College at Columbia University is bringing together experts in the field in a special symposium to discuss the impact, scope, and role played by Interlanguage in research and practice. Dates: October 5–7, 2012 > Learn more.

Immersion 2012: “Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World.” Under the leadership of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota, the fourth international conference on immersion education will be held in St. Paul, Minnesota, October 18–20, 2012. > Learn more.

Scholarships for High School Students: The National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) offers merit-based scholarships to U.S. high-school aged students for overseas study of seven critical foreign languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hindi, Korean, Persian (Tajik), Russian and Turkish. The NSLI-Y program is designed to immerse participants in the cultural life of the host country, giving them invaluable formal and informal language practice and sparking a lifetime interest in foreign languages and cultures. Applications for summer 2013 and academic year 2013–2014 programs are due November 1, 2012. > Learn more.

2012 Virtual iEARN Conference and Youth Summit: The eighteenth annual iEARN International Conference and Youth Summit will be held online in conjunction with the third annual Global Education Conference. The conference seeks to present ideas, examples, and collaborative projects related to connecting educators and classrooms with a strong emphasis on promoting global awareness, fostering global competency, and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems. Dates: November 12–16, 2012. > Learn more.

Partnership for Global Learning Webinars: Take part in Asia Society’s free year-long webinar series, Global Learning for Educators. Get started with our back-to-school series designed to help you plan for the year ahead with the goal of preparing students for college and the interconnected world beyond. Use the webinars as a basis for whole-school or districtwide conversations about what matters in 21st century global education. > Find details and registration here.

Career Opportunity: Asia Society’s Partnership for Global Learning is seeking an Events and Marketing Manager. > Learn more.

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