April 27, 2012

Summer Institute: Slavic and Eurasian Languages - Acquisition, Techniques, and Technologies

July 16-18, 2012
Duke University
Durham, NC

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer institute from July 16-18 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages.

Speakers from Duke University, the U.S. Department of Defense, the University of Arizona, and other leading institutions will present on topics including

· Teaching language and culture through film
· Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels
· The use of technology in the language classroom
· Integrating heritage students in the language classroom
· Addressing the needs of differently-abled students
· Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials
· The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction
· Popular culture and language instruction
· Web resources for Slavic and East European language teachers

Cost: There are NO registration or tuition fees to attend the SEELRC Summer Institute. However, participants must pay for their own travel expenses, accommodations, and food. Lunches and one dinner will be provided. Depending on the availability of funds, SEELRC may award partial stipends to defray travel costs to qualified applicants.

Lodging: SEELRC staff will assist participants in making housing arrangements. Accommodations will be either on the Duke campus or within walking distance to Duke.

Attendance for the summer institute is limited to 20 people.

Interested language instructors should contact Michael Newcity at mnewcity at duke dot edu for further information.

Newcity, M. [SEELANGS] Summer Institute for Slavic & Eurasian language instructors. SEELANGS listserv (SEELANGS@bama.ua.edu, 19 Apr 2012).

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