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Some great teacher workshops in Minnesota

May 8, 2016

If your parent group just happens to have some extra money laying around at the end of the year and is looking for something to fund for your teachers…

You can check out the website for the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition here.

Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers

July 18-22, 2016SLABasics

Target Audience: Language and content teachers in middle and high school immersion programs. 

Using research-based second language acquisition tools, you will learn how to examine your learners’ language to better tailor your instruction to your learners’ needs. You will learn how to sharpen your learners’ critical thinking skills and you will expand your repertoire of tasks and activities to get learners speaking and writing.

Presenters: Elaine Tarone, CARLA director and distinguished teaching professor at the University of Minnesota, is well known internationally for her research and teaching on the topic of second language acquisition.

Maggie Broner is associate professor and current chair of the Romance Languages Department at St. Olaf College, Minnesota. She has presented and published her research on second language learning and content-based instruction in a wide range of national professional venues.

Gwen Barnes-Karol, professor at St. Olaf College, will join the institute to share her expertise.

Find out more about this unique opportunity on the Second Language Acquisition Basics summer institute web page: http://carla.umn.edu/institutes/2016/sla.html

Registration information: http://carla.umn.edu/institutes/registration.html

*Does not include the University of Minnesota student credit registrations. Good through May 15, 2016


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Register now for your summer institute!early-bird-siJoin the more than 5,000 language teachers who have participated in this internationally known program. Linking research and theory with practical applications for the classroom, each institute includes discussion, theory-building, hands-on activities, and plenty of networking opportunities.

Hurry-the early-bird registration deadline is May 29!

Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

CARLA offers a range of institutes targeted at foreign language and ESL teachers from a variety of teaching levels and contexts:

Using the Web for Communicative Language Learning and Professional Development-online course 
July 11-August 14, 2016

Using Technology in Second Language Teaching
July 11-15, 2016

Creativity in the Classroom: Fostering Student Learning Through Creative Language Experiences
July 11-15, 2016

Teaching Language Through the Lens of Social JusticeNEW and almost full!
July 11-15, 2016

Developing Assessments for the Second Language Classroom
July 18-22, 2016

Improving Language Learning: Styles- and Strategies-Based Instruction
July 18-22, 2016

Focusing on Learner Language: Second Language Acquisition Basics for Teachers
July 18-22, 2016

Culture as the Core in the Second Language Classroom
July 25-29, 2016

Content-Based Language Instruction and Curriculum Development 

July 25-29, 2016

Developing Materials for Language Teaching
July 25-29, 2016

Teaching Heritage Languages and LearnersNEW!

July 25-29, 2016

Special Opportunity!
CARLAtech: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO)
June 13-July 3, 2016 (3-week online course)

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