ACFTL Annual Convention and World
November 16 to 18, 2012
Many Languages: One United Voice
Pennsylvania Convention Center in
Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages,
April 21 - 23, 2012
Marriott Waterfront, Baltimore, Maryland
Colleagues, Content, and Curriculum
For all Language Learners and Teachers
Masters in Computational Linguistics at the University of Washington is
one of only a few around the world. In just 12 months of full-time study,
students are prepared for a variety of positions including jobs as
translational technology specialists and linguistic data specialists. The
program also offers an optional internship providing students with the
hands-on experience that employers value, as well as monthly guest
lectures, which are excellent networking opportunities.
University of Washington, Department of Linguistics, Box 354340, Seattle,
|Are you an educator looking to travel
abroad during the summer? Would you like to earn graduate school credit and
professional development credit while seeing the world? GEEO is a 501c3
non-profit organization that has been created to help and encourage
educators to travel abroad in order to bring their experiences back into the
classroom and create a more outward-looking next generation of Americans.
||GEEO: Global Exploration for Educators Organization
125 Conway Ave
Narberth, PA 19072
Call Us Toll Free 9AM-10PM EST, 7 days a week:
Contact: Jesse Weisz, Director
for an immersion experience in a variety of languages for adults or
youngsters? Check out Concordia Language Villages.
NEH Summer Stipends
provide individuals with an opportunity to pursue research in the
humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's
understanding of the humanities. Awards are for $6,000 for two consecutive
months of full-time research and writing. Application deadline is Sept. 27, 2012.
Contact NEH's Division of Research Programs at 202-606-8200 or
applicants can contact NEH via TDD at 1-866-372-2930.
Bennington College is
accepting students into its Master of Arts in Teaching a Second Language
program for K-12 French and Spanish teachers. A new session begins in July
of each year.
For information about
the program, contact the MATSL office at 802-440-4710 or Nancy Pearlman at
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
our website at:
Founded in 1986 as a non-profit language school and center for
international exchange, Penobscot School is a unique community
international school. Over the past 23 years, hundreds of people from the
U.S. and from around the world have advanced their foreign language skills
at Penobscot School. You are invited to be a part of this continuing
experiment: language learning in the context of the exchange of ideas and
knowledge. Please join the conversation at:
The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program (FCTE)
and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching (DA)
International Exchange Opportunities for U.S. Classroom Teachers:
The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
offers grants for U.S. primary and secondary school teachers to
participate in international exchanges during 2013-2014 academic year
through The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program (FCTE) and the
Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching (DA). Exchanges begin in August
2013 for one semester or an academic year.
By living, teaching or conducting research overseas, teachers gain new
skills, learn new teaching methodologies and share best practices with
international colleagues. They also expand their understanding of national
cultures and international education systems that will enrich their
schools and communities with new global perspectives. For the Fulbright
Classroom Teacher Exchange Program, teachers may apply for direct
exchanges of teaching positions with colleagues from one of six countries
(Czech Republic, France, Hungary, India, Mexico and United Kingdom).
Teachers may apply for the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching for
one of eight countries (Argentina, Finland, India, Mexico, Morocco,
Singapore, South Africa and United Kingdom).
Teachers must have at least five years of experience, a B.A. degree and be
currently employed in a full-time teaching position at a U.S. primary or
secondary school. Visit the program website at
http://fulbrightteacherexchange.org/ for eligibility,
application information and country-specific requirements.
Application deadlines are October 15, 2012 (Fulbright Classroom Teacher
Exchange Program) and December 15, 2012 (Distinguished Fulbright Awards in
Fulbright recipients are among over 40,000 individuals participating in
U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than sixty
years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has funded and
supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect
between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
Please note that the Maine Department of Education has a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) with Nantes, France to improve both educational
systems and develop international dimensions in teaching between France
and the U.S. The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program supports the
goals of the MOU by providing opportunities for U.S. teachers to exchange
teaching positions with teachers in France for an academic year or one
The FCTE program provides a valuable opportunity to for a U.S. teacher to
teach in France and the counterpart French teacher to teach in a school in
your area. Teaching and researching abroad enriches both the teachers
included in the exchange, their students and the local communities.
For more information :
|Crossing Cultures Senegal 2013
Crossing Cultures offers a stimulating travel and
educational program focused on the French-speaking Republic of Senegal,
West Africa. The program dates for the 2010 Crossing Cultures program are
Jan 5 - Jan21, 2013.
It will be ID's
21st program to Senegal
Led by two former Peace Corps volunteers, this
well-established program appeals to people in and out of academia. It
works well for those who want to experience family life and community
projects in the rural areas of this diverse nation, and for those with
special interests in dance and music training, environment, government,
agriculture, language or education and health projects.
The Crossing Cultures group is small, no more than ten, allowing the
leaders to tailor activities to the participants' interests.
and teachers and students of French have been past participants.
Reasonable cost. Extended stays for volunteer work or field
study can be facilitated.
Intercultural Dimensions, Inc.
PO Box 391437
Cambridge MA 02139-0014
Telephone: 617 864 8442
Intercultural Dimensions, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) educational
Graduate Program for Language Educators
ACTFL and University
of Maryland University College (UMUC) are excited to announce a new
education alliance. ACTFL members will now have the opportunity to earn
a specialized online graduate certificate in Instructional
Technology Integration that is designed for individuals teaching
languages on the K–12 level.
ACTFL members who wish
to enroll in the certificate courses must apply for admission to UMUC
and are eligible for a waiver of the application fee. For members who
are not Maryland residents, UMUC will also offer a 25% tuition discount
on out-of-state rates.
If you are not an
ACTFL member, but wish to join to take advantage of this generous
discount, please click
here for more information on joining ACTFL.
Master of Education
French and Spanish
The Department of Modern Languages and Classics
offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) French, a Master of Arts in
Teaching (M.A.T.) Spanish; a Master of Arts (M.A.) in French with optional
concentrations in French Literature or North American French Studies.
Individuals interested in applying should consult the graduate coordinator
of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics for specific
information on admission and graduation requirements.
Master of Arts in Teaching French
Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish
in French (30 credits) and the M.A.T. in Spanish (30 credits) have been
redesigned with the collaboration of the campuses of the University of
Maine System and Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges specifically to meet
the needs of Maine's schools. The programs offer full-time instruction
during the academic year to meet the requirements of pre-service teachers
and an intensive institute during the summer for in-service teachers.
Candidates take seven to eight courses (21-24 credits) in language,
literature, culture and linguistics in the target language, one course in
language pedagogy (MLC 466/566) and one course on teaching the exceptional
student in English (SED 402/500). An oral exam and a professional teaching
portfolio which illustrate the candidate's familiarity with Maine's
teaching standards and his/her readiness to teach a second language in the
K-12 classroom are the final requirements for both degrees.
Information about the
Graduate School at the University of Maine can be obtained by contacting
the Graduate School at (207) 581-2072 or online at
Interested in summer study in
Spain? Check out the University of Barcelona.
They offer students the opportunity to book Spanish
language courses and accommodation at the University of Barcelona UAB in
Instituto Cervantes is a
not-for-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991.
Its mission is to promote the teaching of Spanish and to contribute to
the advancement of the culture of the Spanish speaking countries.
Our center in Boston is also responsible for:
|Organizing the DELE exams (Diploma in Spanish as a Foreign
|Organizing training courses for teachers.|
|Supporting Hispanists in their activities.|
|Enocouraging cultural activities in collaboration with other