Tag Archives: August 2019

Seminar: “Strategies for Strengthening Democracy: 30 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Deadline: August 15, 2019

The Fulbright International Seminar is scheduled to take place from September 24 to September 30, 2019, in Sofia, Bulgaria, and will be open to students from all over the world.

The seminar will offer key-note lectures, panel discussions and workshops by leading US, Bulgarian and European diplomats, scholars, professionals and civil society experts. We hope to look beyond theory in search of practical steps for bettering our democratic environment, and we are looking for bright young students who are interested in the topic and would like to take part in this event. Motivated PhD, MA and BA students (juniors and seniors) from all over the world are welcome to apply for participation in this one-week seminar. The tentative seminar program and the application form are available here: http://www.fulbright.bg/en/about-us/fulbright-alumni/conferences-and-events/fulbright-international-seminar-2019/

Acad. Job: Lecturer in Russian (Dahlonega, Georgia)

Deadline: Open until the position is filled

Anticipated Hire Date: 08/01/2019

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of North Georgia invites applicants for a Full-time Lectureship (with benefits) in Russian, primarily on its Dahlonega campus. This position is for the 2019-20 academic year and, contingent upon enrollments and budgetary support, is projected to be renewable.

Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Unofficial Transcripts, contact information for three professional references.

Job Duties & Responsibilities: teaching undergraduate courses in Russian language and literature, with a minimum course load of 24 credit hours per academic year. Teaching assignments may extend to other campuses.

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CFP: “Elementary-level Foreign Language Instruction: From Theory to Practice”

Deadline to Submit:  August 1, 2019

“Elementary-level Foreign Language Instruction: From Theory to Practice”

Editor: Ekaterina (Katya) Nemtchinova, Seattle Pacific University, katya@spu.edu

Successful elementary level language courses are crucial for a foreign language program as they can lay a foundation for further language and culture study, instill the love for language, and populate upper-level courses with students. One way to ensure that the pursuit of the language continues beyond the first year is to sustain learner’s interest, confidence, and motivation from the start by supporting language instruction with engaging activities and contextualized practice. This edited volume aims to facilitate teaching language at the beginning level by exploring a wide range of critical research and practical issues of interest to instructors of the first-year language classroom. To this end, you are invited to submit proposals for articles that address research or pedagogical issues with the focus on classroom implications for novice levels of adult language proficiency.
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Funding: 100&Change Grant (MacArthur Foundation)

Deadline for Applications: August 2019

100&Change is the MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. They consider proposals from any field or problem area.

Visit the website for more information on this incredible opportunity!