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Intercultural Competence Conference CFP

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

The Intercultural Competence Conference is organized by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona. It will take place January 27-30, 2022 in Tucson, Arizona, and online.

Proposal Submission Deadline: June 4, 2021, 11:59 pm (PST).

Intercultural communication call for papers

2021 CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Teachers

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota has provided high-quality professional development for language teachers for over two decades. Launched in 1996, this internationally known program reflects CARLA's commitment to link research and theory with practical applications for the classroom. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, hands-on activities, and networking.

2020 CARLA Summer Institute Program for Language Teachers

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

It is time to sign up for a CARLA summer institute! CARLA offers a wide range of institutes targeted at foreign/world language, ESL/EFL, heritage language, and immersion educators from a variety of teaching levels and contexts. Each institute is highly interactive and includes discussion, hands-on activities, and networking. Join the more than 6,300 language educators who have participated in this acclaimed professional development program.

How to Teach Languages Online

Lexa Pennington's picture

Learning how to teach languages online requires you to understand the human learning process. At any age, anyone can learn a foreign language. Learning, however, for children is far more natural than adults, as they rely on the deep motor area of their brain. This area acquires information quickly and works in combination with the hippocampus to memorize information–and thus enables language learning among kids.

Building Language Skills with a Foreign Penpal

Lexa Pennington's picture

Only 10 pieces of personal mail are received each year by the average American household. With that number including holiday cards and invitations, there isn’t much room left for letters. It is no longer commonplace for one to write or receive a handwritten letter in the mail, but many believe it is a beautiful gesture.

2019 CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

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CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education
11th International Language Teacher Education Conference

May 30–June 1, 2019
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Call for Papers Deadline: January 18, 2019

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education

Dr. Jessie Voigts's picture

CFP: Society, Identity, and Transformation in Language Teacher Education
Eleventh International Conference on Language Teacher Education

May 30–June 1, 2019
The Graduate Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

Call for Papers Deadline: January 18, 2019

With these learning practices, you'll never make ESL writing mistakes again

Asako Maruoka's picture
Language learning is a lifelong process with a universe of space for improvements. Beginners will struggle with the pronunciation and proper sentence structures. The intermediate level learners have their own minefield. Mastering the skill of writing spreads from first school papers to Shakespeare essays. Put some effort into it to hone your business emails, official reports, and polite requests.
 

How To Use Games in the ESL Classroom

Sapna Sehgal's picture

Whether you teach children or adults, teaching ESL grammar and vocabulary in a fun and effective way can be so tough sometimes, can't it? Lesson planning for grammar concepts can definitely be a challenge.

Well, today's post is about how to deal with exactly that! I'm going to share my top 5 ways to use games in the ESL classroom

How To Use Games in the ESL Classroom

ESL Tips: The importance of giving feedback

Roseli Serra's picture

Traditionally, tests and examinations evaluate how students perform in terms of learning outcome. However in a learner-centred education system, it is more important to monitor students' learning processes and to give them direct feedback.

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