Category Archives: K-12 Opportunities

Study Abroad: Hungarian Language and Culture Summer Course (Debrecen, Hungary)

Deadline for Applications: May 21; June 30, 2019

The Debrecen Summer University deals with teaching Hungarian as a foreign language and spreading Hungarian culture. Its aim is to promote a deeper knowledge of the Hungarian language and culture. Teaching a language is inseparable from mediating the cultural values ​​of that nation. The cultural programs are recommended by Debrecen Summer University courses therefore make a significant contribution to the achievement of the primary task of teaching the Hungarian language at the highest possible level. Accordingly, most of the courses also include programs that, besides actively spending leisure time, also serve to familiarize Hungarian culture with the informal form of language learning. 

The age limit for participants is 16 years old.

The Hungarian Language and Culture Summer Course includes intensive language instruction for all levels, cultural excursions, and connections with local students.

Early Bird Discount for the Hungarian Language and Culture Summer Course until 21 May, 2019.

For further information, visit the program website or see the attached flyer!

Nyári magyar nyelv- és kultúrakurzus

 

CFP: Workshop for Polish Lang. Teachers (Northwestern)

Deadline for Submissions: March 29, 2019

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

NAATPl 3rd Biennial Workshop for Polish Language Teachers
Standard-Based Approaches to Teaching Polish Language
May 11, 2019
Organized by: Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Chicago
Location: Northwestern University, Kresge Hall, Room 1515, Evanston IL

This workshop will bring together instructors to share their practices and materials, as they relate to teaching Polish.  The focus of this workshop will be on standard-based approaches to teaching language, especially alongside ACTFL (American Council of Teachers of Foreign Language, www.actfl.org) proficiency and world-readiness standards.  This workshop will serve as a forum for exchange of the most successful topics, projects, and syllabi from the most recent years of teaching, across participants’ institutions.

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K-12: Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program (Czech & Slovak Republics)

Deadline for Applications: March 27, 2019

Apply Now to the FY 2019 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program!

The Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program provides short-term seminars abroad for U.S. educators in the social sciences and humanities to improve their understanding and knowledge of the peoples and cultures of other countries. Each seminar features educational lectures and activities specifically designed for the group, including visits to local schools and organizations, meetings with teachers and students, and visits to cultural sites. Participants draw on their experiences during the program to create new, cross-cultural curricula for their classrooms and school systems back in the U.S.

In 2019, summer programs will be offered in the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic, Taiwan, and Uruguay. A total of 48 awards are available (16 per program). The program covers airfare, room and board, and program costs. Teacher participants are responsible for a cost-share of $600. Continue reading

Prof. Devt: Summer Program for Russian Teachers K – 16 (Fairfax, VA)

Application Deadline: May 17, 2019

American Councils for International Education and Fairfax County Public Schools/TJHSST will offer a professional development program for teachers of Russian:
“Roadmap for the Teaching and Learning of Russian with the World-Readiness Standards”

Program Dates: July 15 – 26, 2019 (FAIRFAX, VA)
Arrival Date: Out of town participants may arrive on Sunday, July 14, 2019.
Last Day of Program: Friday, July 26th is a half day. Program ends by Noon. Continue reading

Conference: Central Association of Russian Teachers of America (Albuquerque)

CARTA (The Central Association of Russian Teachers of America) invites you to attend its 21st Annual Conference which will take place on April 5-7, 2019 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Join your colleagues and friends for sessions, panels, exhibits, award presentations, and cultural activities.

For information about the conference contact Mara Sukholutskaya, tel:580-559-5293, <msukholu@ecok.edu>.

More information about CARTA, registration and membership forms can be found at CARTA website: http://cartaws.wix.com/online

Prof. Dev.: Russian Teachers Program (St. Petersburg)

Deadline for Applications: March 1, 2019

American Councils and ACTR invite applications to the 2019 Summer Russian Teachers Program.

Program Highlights
– Offered in St. Petersburg, Russia, on the campus of the Russian State Pedagogical University (Herzen)
– Four-week fellowships for U.S. teachers of Russian to update knowledge and skills in language, culture, and pedagogy
– Intensive small-group coursework and seminars led by expert faculty of the Russian State Pedagogical University
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Funding: $5000 Fulbright-Hays GPA Fellowships for Study of Russian (American Councils)

Deadline for Applications: February 15, 2019

American Councils for International Education is offering U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad (GPA) fellowships for advanced overseas Russian and Persian language study. Fulbright-Hays fellowships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Fellowship awards are made in the fixed amount of $5,000 for select summer programs. Continue reading

Funding: Intern/Scholarship Russia (Russian Folklore Friends)

Deadline for Applications: February 10, 2019

Scholarships

Scholarship applications are now being accepted for students, teachers and academics to join folklore expeditions to Russia, Siberia and the Russian Altai region.

Expeditions are led by respected Russian scholars with years of experience in the field. Scholarship recipients and other volunteers join in the work of the expedition – conducting interviews, making video and audio recordings, and processing the collected field materials. Research team members live in rural villages, immersed in local customs and language.  Fluency in Russian is helpful, but not required.

The $1500 AFRF scholarship, or the $1000 K12 Teacher scholarships, may be applied to any of the six expeditions scheduled for July, August and October 2019.  For details, please visit
www.russianfolklorefriends.org  or email at info@russiafolklorefriends.org

K-12 Opportunity: Graphic Literature and Global Literacy Workshop (UT Austin)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing Until Filled

Graphic Literature and Global Literacy – Strategies and resources to inspire critical conversations in ELA and Social Studies classrooms

Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Perry Castaneda Library (Learning Labs)
University of Texas at Austin Campus

This workshop will examine graphic literature from around the world to show how it can be used to increase global awareness and encourage explorations of diverse cultures and perspectives. For students, graphic novels and comic books are appealing resources that allow them to formulate and grasp new and challenging ideas while developing their creativity. For teachers, these multimodal texts offer new ways to engage students and assess their facility in understanding and analyzing content. They provide a chance to build literacy and critical thinking skills by helping students develop a deeper and more complex understanding of what they read. Graphic literature also provides an alternate way of approaching biographies and other forms of literature, introduces important political events and cultural moments, builds historical knowledge, and facilitates understandings of the development of national and social identities. Continue reading

K-12 Opportunity: Graphic Literature and Global Literacy Workshop (UT-Austin)

Deadline for Registration: Ongoing Until Filled

Graphic Literature and Global Literacy –
Strategies and resources to inspire critical conversations in ELA and Social Studies classrooms
Saturday, October 6, 2018
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Perry Castaneda Library (Learning Labs)
University of Texas at Austin Campus

This workshop will examine graphic literature from around the world to show how it can be used to increase global awareness and encourage explorations of diverse cultures and perspectives. For students, graphic novels and comic books are appealing resources that allow them to formulate and grasp new and challenging ideas while developing their creativity. For teachers, these multimodal texts offer new ways to engage students and assess their facility in understanding and analyzing content. They provide a chance to build literacy and critical thinking skills by helping students develop a deeper and more complex understanding of what they read. Graphic literature also provides an alternate way of approaching biographies and other forms of literature, introduces importantpolitical events and cultural moments, builds historical knowledge, and facilitates understandings of the development of national and social identities.

The workshop is designed for ELA and Social Studies educators at the middle and high school level, and addresses Texas and national teaching standards related to literacy and critical thinking; how culture and experience influence people’s perceptions of place and history; understanding points of view; interpretation and critical evaluation of different resources; and expression of ideas in a creative way. Continue reading