Opportunity: Workshop for Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Instructors

Big 10 LCTL Partnership: December 2019 Workshop for LCTL Instructors
December 12-13, 2019
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Apply to the Language Institute by 12:00 pm, Monday, October 21

As part of the Mellon Foundation-funded Big 10 Academic Alliance Less Commonly Taught Languages Partnership at Michigan State University, the MSU Center for Language Teaching Advancement is hosting a workshop for Big 10 university LCTL instructors on December 12-13 in East Lansing, Michigan.

Two UW-Madison LCTL instructors will be selected to participate in this workshop.

About the workshop
The hands-on workshop will guide LCTL instructors through the systematic process of designing useful task- and scenario-based assessments for use in their courses.

Participants will learn:

  • Essential principals that inform the design, content and implementation of task-based and scenario-based assessments for the LCTL classroom
  • How to use the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for the development of formative and summative task-based and scenario-based assessments
  • How to design useful assessments for use in their courses

To apply
By 12:00 pm, Monday, October 21, UW-Madison LCTL instructors who are interested in this opportunity should send the following to Language Institute Associate Director Jana Martin, jcmartin4@wisc.edu:

  • Short curriculum vitae
  • *Short* letter of interest that describes why you are interested in this opportunity and how it might benefit your teaching, and confirms your intent to participate in the workshop, if selected.

A committee will review applications asap after the application deadline.

The cost of participating in this workshop is limited to travel, local lodging, and meals not provided at the workshop. (There is no registration fee. A light breakfast and lunch will be served both days.)

For each the two UW-Madison LCTL instructors who are selected to participate in the workshop, the MSU LCTL Partnership will cover either the cost of lodging (in the local hotel being used for the workshop), or up to $300 in travel expenses. The Language Institute will match that support by an additional $300 each in allowable travel expenses

Contact: Jana Martin, Language Institute Associate Director