September 28, 2012

National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs Annual Conference

The National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs (NASILP) will hold its annual conference October 26-27, 2012 at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. For the past 35+ years, NASILP has helped educators offer Less Commonly Taught Languages at their institutions. The conference covers topics such as program design, budgeting, implementation of new language offerings, student orientation, the role of the Tutor and responsibilities of the Coordinator and Examiner. Here are a few of the presentations:

§ Scott McGinnis, Defense Language Institute, Washington Office, "The Interagency Roundtable (ILR): A Historical and Current Overview".
§ J.D.Edwards, American Councils for International Education, "National Language Policies; Past as Prologue".
§ Craig Christy, University of North Alabama, “A Successful Critical Language Program Reaccreditation”.
§ Scott Brill, University of Arizona , “Critical Languages Series: New Features and New Devices”
§ Elizabeth Mazzocco, Five Colleges, Inc., “Standardizing Assessment Criteria for Independent Languages”
§ Angela Gleason, Yale University, “Incorporating Native Speakers into Independent Language Study”

Registration deadline: October 17, 2012, hotel booking deadline: October 12, 2012.
You do not need to be a member of NASILP to attend. For more information, please see:

Brill, S. [ILR-INFO] NASILP conference. ILR-INFO listserv (ILR-INFO@FSILIST2.FSI.STATE.GOV, 25 Sep 2012).

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