Developing Classroom Materials for Less Commonly Taught Languages
July 15-19, 2013
Instructors of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) are often challenged by the lack of quality instructional materials. This institute will provide LCTL teachers with practical tools and hands-on experience in developing a wide range of materials to fit the needs of LCTL students and improve their ability to use the language for communicative purposes. Grounded in the latest research on effective language pedagogy and second language acquisition, this institute will focus on proficiency-oriented approaches to teaching. Institute participants will engage in a highly interactive program that features hands-on materials development in small groups and in the computer lab.
For full details go to http://www.carla.umn.edu/institutes/2013/lctl.html