If you are a language teacher who works with heritage language students in K-16 programs or community schools, you may be interested in this workshop opportunity. The workshop is sponsored by Startalk and the National Heritage Language Resource Center, two organizations that support the teaching and learning of less commonly taught languages in the US. The workshop will help you develop effective strategies and techniques for teaching heritage language learners, who have different needs and backgrounds than typical foreign language students. The workshop is open to teachers of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Persian, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu. Apply now and join us for this enriching professional development experience.
The workshop will take place online over four weeks, from June 1 to June 28, 2023. Each week, you will participate in synchronous and asynchronous activities, such as webinars, discussions, assignments and feedback sessions. You will also have access to a variety of resources and materials that you can use in your own teaching context.
The workshop will cover topics such as: the characteristics and needs of heritage language learners, the principles and practices of heritage language pedagogy, the development of curriculum and assessment for heritage language instruction, and the integration of culture and community in heritage language education. You will also have the opportunity to network with other heritage language teachers and experts, and to share your experiences and challenges.
To apply for the workshop, you need to meet the following criteria: you must be a US citizen or permanent resident, you must be currently teaching or planning to teach one of the sponsored languages in a K-16 program or community school, and you must have at least intermediate proficiency in the language you teach. You also need to submit an online application form, a resume, a letter of recommendation from your supervisor or colleague, and a short essay explaining your interest and goals for the workshop. The deadline for applications is April 30, 2023. 061ffe29dd