Deadline for Registration: Ongoing Until Filled (20 Spots Total)
The SLAVIC AND EURASIAN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER at DUKE UNIVERSITY is pleased to invite participants in its Summer Institute on Slavic & Eurasian Language Pedagogy, Research & Testing:
The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer institute from August 10-12 for instructors (K-12 and university faculty) and language program coordinators in Slavic and Eurasian languages. The institute will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
The institute will include presentations by speakers from Duke University, Indiana University, the University of Arizona, the National Aeronautic and Space Administration, the Department of Defense, and other leading institutions 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 **Multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusion in Slavic studies **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
The final day of the institute will be devoted to a workshop on Russian language proficiency testing conducted by a leading Russian language proficiency test developer who is a TRKI [тестирование русского как иностранного] examiner. TRKI is the Russian Federation language proficiency testing system for five areas of linguistic competence (aural comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar/lexicon) developed and administered by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and is the Russian component of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe.
Cost: There are NO registration or tuition fees to attend the SEELRC Summer Institute. Any participant may attend one or both sessions. 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 within walking distance of the Duke campus.
Attendance for the summer institute is limited to 20 people.
Interested language instructors should contact Michael Newcity at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
1. MORE DETAILED PROGRAM INFORMATION:
The Summer Institute is organized by the Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC), a Title VI-funded center, in collaboration with the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies. The program is still being finalized, but it will include presentations by speakers on an array of topics relevant to the pedagogy of Slavic and Eurasian languages. The speakers will include the following:
“Basic Principles of Russian Stress Placement”
Professor of Slavic Linguistics (emeritus) Indiana University
“Принято: Russian Language Training at the NASA Johnson Space Center or ‘How I came to Love the FGB’”
Anthony J. Vanchu
TechTrans International, Inc.
Director, Language Education Center
NASA Johnson Space Flight Center
“Brain and Language: Acquisition, Maintenance, and Loss”
Professor of Linguistics & Cultural Anthropology Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies Chair, Linguistics Program Director, SEELRC
“Proficiency Testing and Imaging Technologies: A New Approach to Language and Culture Acquisition”
“Russian Culture and Language through Film”
Professor of the Practice
Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies Duke University
“Copyright Issues in Preparing Russian Language Instructional Materials”
Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies
“Language Policy in the Former Soviet Union”
Other presentations will include “Council of Europe Language Proficiency Testing Standards and the Russian Federation Ministry of Education Language Testing Program (TRKI)” and “Russian Proficiency Testing” by a specialist from the Center for Linguistic Testing, St. Petersburg State University. These presentations will focus on the role, policies, and practices of TRKI [тестирование русского как иностранного]. TRKI is the Russian Federation language proficiency testing system for five areas of linguistic competence (aural comprehension, reading, writing, speaking, and grammar/lexicon) developed and administered by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, and is the Russian component of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) developed by the Council of Europe.
If you wish to register for the Summer Institute, please send me an email to that effect with your name, current contact information, and institutional affiliation and title.
3. FEES & EXPENSES
There will be no registration or other similar fee for participating in the Summer Institute, but participants will be responsible for their own transportation, accommodations, and food. Lunches and one dinner will be provided. SEELRC has funding for a very limited number of travel stipends, which will defray some of the travel expenses associated with participating in the Institute.
The Summer Institute will be held on the Duke campus in Durham, NC, in Room 320, Languages Building on the Duke West Campus.
There are several hotels within close proximity to our campus. The three hotels I would suggest you consider are
Millennium Hotel Durham
2800 Campus Walk Avenue, Durham, NC, USA 27705-4479
tel: +1 919 383 8575 fax: +1 919 383 8495 reservation: +1 866 866 8086
[They have a reasonably-priced airport shuttle as well as a shuttle back and forth to the Duke campus.]
Hotel Brookwood Inn
2306 Elba St, NC Hwy 147, Exit 15-A or 15-B Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 286-3111
Fax: (919) 286-5115
[10 minute walk to campus.]
For more information on hotels, the web site for the Durham Visitors’ Bureau is: http://www.durham-nc.com
Please feel free to pass this information on to anyone who might be interested.