Prof. Devel.: STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (U. of Minnesota)

Deadline for Applications: May 15, 2017

STARTALK: Transitioning to Teaching Language Online (TTLO)

June 12-July 2, 2017 (3-week, online course)

This STARTALK program is designed for K-16 teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu who want to teach their language online.

Offered completely online, this 3-week, intensive course will give teacher participants the experience of being an online learner. Course content will focus on many different facets of a successful online language course, such as creating community, time management strategies for teachers and students, choosing appropriate technology tools for communicative-based activities, and developing a variety of online activity types. In addition to exploring these aspects of teaching online, participants will see these concepts in action in model online language activities. By the end of the course, participants will have a portfolio of activities ready to be incorporated in an online course.

Instructional Staff: Xiaowei Hunt (Course Facilitator), Ritu Jayakar (Course Facilitator), Shannon Spasova (Course Facilitator), Alyssa Bonnac (Lead Instructor), Frances Matos-Schultz (Lead Instructor), & Marlene Johnshoy (Program Director).

Applications are due May 15, 2017.

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