Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spanish: 60 herramientas para la formación apoyada en tecnologías


Guía de plataformas y recursos tecnológicos para apoyar procesos de e-learning, video learning, learning games, mobile learning y realidad aumentada, en empresas, instituciones educativas y organismos públicos; que también aborda herramientas para la creación de contenidos en cursos virtuales. Análisis de algunas herramientas de amplia difusión y soluciones innovadoras recientemente lanzadas a mercado.

http://www.americalearningmedia.com

Jobs: Fall 2012 Semester Contract Position in Spanish, Vincennes University


Announcement of Fall 2012 Semester Contract Position in Spanish, Vincennes University
Revised, June 27, 2012


The Department of Modern Foreign Languages in the Humanities Division of Vincennes University invites applications for a fall semester (August—December 2012) contract faculty position in Spanish.  The teaching load is at least 15 credit hours of beginning, intermediate, and occupationally specific courses in Spanish.  Depending on enrollments, we hope that this can become a full-time position in the future.

    Vincennes University is a residential junior college in southwestern Indiana.Candidates must have the following credentials:   a Master’s degree in Spanish, Spanish Literature, Spanish Education, or Hispanic Studies (with a minimum of 18 graduate hours of course work taken in Spanish); native or near-native fluency in Spanish; experience living, studying, and/or working in a Spanish-speaking country; and a record of teaching excellence at the beginning and intermediate levels.  Candidates must be able to work with students from a wide range of abilities and backgroundsAdditionally, candidates must be willing to serve in the following areas:  academic advising, assessment, articulation with other schools, dual-credit courses with high schools, recruitment, and retention. Applicants should send the following:  a letter of application, curriculum vitae or resume, official copies of all college and graduate transcripts, and three current letters of reference.  The references should address the candidate’s ability and experience as a teacher.          



Review of applications will be ongoing with the application period and continue until the position is filled. Send applications to: Human Resources, Vincennes University, 1002 North First Street, Vincennes, IN 47591 or by email to jobs@vinu.edu.VU is committed to diversity in the college community.AA/EOE

Spanish: Al ritmo de la tecnología, la RAE se moderniza


Hola a todos. Aquí adjunto un artículo que salió en un periódico argentino el domingo pasado sobre nuevas palabras aceptadas por la Real Academia Española. Es increible como la lengua se va adaptando a las necesidades del mundo moderno. ¡Espero les resulte interesante!

http://www.ambito.com/noticia.asp?id=642476

Friday, June 29, 2012

Technology: Glogster


Hello everyone,I came across this Spanish guide for using Glogster. It's pretty interesting, I think you should check it out and let me know what you think! I might start using it!Glogster is a social network based on the creation and sharing of Glogs - interactive posters loaded with text, graphics, music, videos, and more.

Spanish: Expresiones Españolas

Hi all, Claudia here,
I'd like to share this website I found with Spanish expressions and sayings. It's really interesting because it explains what each expression means, which is very useful for us Spanish teachers! I'll definitely be using it for my Refranes activities I've told you about! 

http://erasmusv.wordpress.com

Useful Links: Le Conjugueur


Hello, I came across this neat website for French teachers and students. Le Conjugueur provides help with spelling, conjugation, and has conjugation exercises.

http://leconjugueur.lefigaro.fr/

Thursday, June 28, 2012

News: 48 iPad apps teachers love


Today we have a guest article from onlinecolleges.net. The article features 48 iPad Apps that are useful for teachers. Do you use any apps (iOS or Android) which are not on the list? Let us know!

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2012/06/26/48-ipad-apps-that-teachers-love/

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

News: 181 Google tricks



Chris here again. Today we have a guest post brought to us via onlinecolleges.net. Their article presents a thorough list of tips and tricks for getting the most out of Google. Enjoy!

https://mail.google.com/mail/?shva=1#inbox/1382743408b88acf

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Jobs: German position, Washburn Rural HS, Washburn, Kansas




Auburn Washburn USD 437, has a German opening, grades 9-12.  Interested
applicants can visit and apply through our website, www.usd437.net.  The
position will be at Washburn Rural High School and they can contact Debbi
Williams for more information.  willideb@usd437.net or             785-339-4037      .  

Start date would be 8/2/2012.



Auburn-Washburn USD #437 Job Description

Job Title: Teacher, Foreign Language, High School 
Job Code: 2835

Reports To: Principal

Summary

Auburn-Washburn foreign language teachers demonstrate a commitment to
learning for all students by maintaining organized, child-centered
classrooms, by presenting content-rich and standards-based lessons and
activities, by meeting individual needs through the use of assessments and
data, and by using a variety of instructional strategies that are reflective
of current best practices and research. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Teaches skills and knowledge in foreign language instruction to secondary
pupils. Teaches aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing
• Evaluates each pupil’s progress in aural comprehension, speaking, reading,
and writing the foreign language
• Provides learning experiences using tape recorders and other electronic
equipment
• Instructs pupils in safe operation of electronic equipment. Makes minor
adjustments and requests repairs as needed
• Assists students in develops pupil understanding and appreciation of
culture of countries where the studied language is spoken
• Modifies teaching to meet individual student needs
• Communicates high expectations to all learners
• Seeks, listens, and responds appropriately to suggestions, requests, and
concerns
• Incorporates use of appropriate technology
• Effectively implements the district-adopted curriculum
• Develops lesson plans by incorporating effective lesson design
• Uses a variety of research-based instructional practices and current
resources that support instructional goals and student needs
• Models and facilitates higher-order thinking, problem solving, creativity,
and flexibility
• Routinely integrates a variety of informal and formal assessments into
instruction
• Uses a variety of data in making instructional decisions
• Makes students aware of assessment standards/learner expectations
• Assists students in developing self-assessment skills
• Maintains up-to-date records of student progress
• Creates a positive, inviting, and safe learning environment
• Develops, models, and practices procedures and routines
• Communicates realistic and consistent expectations for student behavior
and applies appropriate consequences
• Demonstrates conflict resolutions skills
• Models enthusiasm for learning and teaching
• Treats students, patrons, and colleagues with dignity and respect
• Maintains confidentiality
• Uses monitoring techniques to facilitate learning
• Demonstrates knowledge of how subject matter/disciplines are integrated
• Demonstrates how subject matter is organized
• Communicates effectively and promotes positive interpersonal relationships
• Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and
attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers
• Administers group standardized tests in accordance with district testing
program
• Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior needed to achieve
effective participation in activities and learning experiences
• Plans and delivers a program that includes demonstrations, lectures,
discussions, and hands-on activities
• Selects and requests instructional materials
• Supervises pupils in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned
working day
• Oversees assigned budgets
• Supports the District’s educational mission for all students and
implements all Board regulations and policies in a fair and equitable manner
• Performs other tasks and assumes other responsibilities as the
superintendent or designee may assign

Items for application

1. Letter of Interest – Why you are interested in a position in USD 437
2. Completed application (Official transcripts will be required upon
employment)
3. Three letters of reference
4. Resume
5. Copy of current teaching/administrative certificate
6. You may include additional information which you feel further supports
your candidacy

Supervises

Staff members designated by the Board of Education, superintendent, or
immediate supervisor

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative
of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations
may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions.

Certificates/Licenses/Endorsements/Registrations

Kansas teaching license required
Required endorsements

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s degree required
Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general educational reports,
professional journals, technical procedures, and regulations. Ability to
effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and
individuals. Ability to write clearly; keep detailed records; effectively
produce reports, letters, and memoranda; and to carry out complex tasks.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.

Spanish: Legend of Beatriz and Fernando in Durango (Mexico)


Hola everyone! Claudia Sadowski here, I have a legend to share with you, I hope you enjoy it!

In many Latin American countries legends are part of their culture. Durango, Mexico is no exception. The legend is about a religious nun who seems to appear in one of the towers of the cathedral located across the main plaza, downtown Durango capital city of the state of Durango, Mexico.
The legend describes a nun named Beatriz. This nun was allegedly placed in a convent, of what nowadays is known as the Cathedral, located in Durango, Durango, Mexico. Her parents belonged to the highest elite of the city, and they were very influential.  Consequently, due to the fact that Beatriz was the only child, her parents opted to send her to the convent.
One day, destiny brought a French soldier named Fernando near Beatriz. They secretly fell in love. Fernando promised Beatriz that he would return and that they were going to escape and get married. He never returned. Nevertheless, Beatriz would look out for him from the top of one of the towers of Cathedral. She died waiting. Until this day, visitors from all over the world are able to see a white shadow that reflects the profile of Beatriz waiting for Fernando.
Below I have included pictures that I took last week while I was visiting Durango, Durango, Mexico. Additionally, you may find a link to a poem of an author named Manuel Lozana Cigarroa who wrote it in order to honor this legend. 
On the above website you will also find a picture they included on that website with the white shadow of the nun circled for your enjoyment.
There are many ways an instructor could use the legend.  We can ask our students if they know of a legend near their places of origin. Students can do research of legends that are of their interest and they can represent them in class by doing reenactments or plays based on the legends they find. In what other ways, as an instructor, can you use this information? 





The above is a side view of Cathedral in Durango, Durango, Mexico.


If you do a close-up, you might be able to see a white shadow of Beatriz located on the left tower.





 I took the above picture from the back of Cathedral in order to offer a better idea of the magnitude of this Cathedral.


 The picture above is taken from the main plaza across the street from Cathedral.


Inside Cathedral.



Other view from inside Cathedral.


 This last picture is taken to show the altar.









Monday, June 25, 2012

Idioms

To all teachers of idioms.

Idioms can be confusing. Is a Monster in the closet literally... or figuratively? And what does it mean figuratievly anyways?

My students are actually pretty good at these (YAY for one thing I don't need to review for this Summer's TOEFL course) but what I really like about this site is the ability to find idioms in other languages.

This way you can give students an example of something that is not literal in their language (compared to a direct translation of the english idiom).

Yes, yes, I know I know avoid translations when possible, but this is something I have found that really helps students understand the concept behind idioms rather than just memorizing words which don't seem to make sense.

The site: http://www.idiomizer.com/idioms/

Let me know how you teach idioms or what you think of the site! (see more from Carissa here: http://eslcarissa.blogspot.mx/)

Language Policy: Scotland to start language learning at age 4


Policy news in Scotland: Education leaders there state that a new policy to teach foreign languages more aggressively (as early as age 4) is vital to the country's economy. Estimates show losing approximately 590 million pounds per year because of a manque of language skills. 

This new policy is not without its detractors, however, who criticize the plan as overly ambitious in light of recent government cuts which saw the number of foreign language classroom assistants fall to 59 in recent figures from 284 in 2005.

You can read more about the ongoing debate over Scotland's policy via the article linked below:

EFL: Parts of Speech Poem

When I was in high school, college and even throughout my masters I met a LOT of students who didn't know the basic parts of speech.

When I was in elementary school I learned a poem which started, "Nouns are just the names of things like rice and birds and snow and rings" it went on to explain other parts of speech, "When something is done the adverb then tells how and why and where and when" etc.

I heavily altered the poem to focus on what I teach in one of my classes and review the basics.

I also wanted to make it more dynamic and interactive than just a poem so I made it into a mad libs like assignment.

You can download it for free at TeachersPayTeachers  BusyTeachers there also is a sample of the poem once it is completed. If you haven't signed up for Teachers Pay Teachers yet click here to go straight to their sign up page (Remember it is free!). Comments and reviews are much appreciated! (More from Carissa here: http://eslcarissa.blogspot.mx/)

Are there any tricks or tips you use to remind students of the parts of speech?

News: Fla. school offering full day GED program in Spanish




Leto High School in Hillsborough County, Fla., is trying new strategies to help recent immigrants complete their high school education. The school is offering those students struggling with their English speaking ability full day classes taught in Spanish in order to prepare them to take the GED, which is also in Spanish. This new approach is given as an alternative to the regular school day because the students then would have to pass the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, offered only in English. You can read more about these developments via the article linked below:

Technology: The Universal Subtitles project




Claudia here. Today I would like to share a useful website I came across called the Universal Subtitles project. Check it out:





http://www.universalsubtitles.org

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Spanish: ¿Cómo diferenciar «aún», con tilde, y «aun», sin tilde?




Hola, Claudia here. Today I would like to share a fun little grammar video for Spanish that I came across. Enjoy!



Useful Websites: eLearning in a Foreign Language




Claudia here again. Today I wanted to share an interesting site I came across featuring good content for eLearning in foreign languages. Enjoy!

http://elearnmag.acm.org/

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Spanish: El Mate



Hola, aquí va un video que muestra cómo preparar mate y otro que explica la importancia que tiene culturalmente para el argentino.
¡Qué lo aprovechen!





Spanish: Cholita paceña, ícono de identidad boliviana





¡Hola a todos! Este video es muy interesante para entender un poco la cultura boliviana. Ojalá lo disfruten.


Cholita paceña, ícono de identidad boliviana por teleSUR_tv

Friday, June 22, 2012

Jobs: High school German position, Allen, TX



Allen High School in Allen, TX, has an opening for a German teacher.  If you
are interested in teaching German at the high school level, please fill out
an application on the website www.allenisd.org. You can also contact the
principal directly (Jared Miller – Jared_Miller@allenisd.org).  They are
looking at candidates that are Texas SBEC certified in German. 
 
Application deadline: July 13, 2012.

Jobs: Pre-school director, Bay Area Kinderstube, Albany, CA




Preschool Director

The Bay Area Kinderstube (BAKS), a German-language immersion preschool
program located in the San Francisco Bay Area, is seeking a German speaking
preschool director to join our team. Our wonderful director is moving on
after five fantastic years with our school and we'd like to transition in a
new director before she leaves at the end of August 2012.  Responsibilities
include both teaching and supervision of the teaching staff, including the
head preschool teacher; overall administration of the school, including
admissions and licensing; and communication with the parent community and
board of directors. Management experience is a plus. Applicants must be a
native German speaker and possess a minimum of 15 Early Childhood Education
credits (Associates Degree or higher preferred) as well as preschool
teaching experience.  

BAKS has been successfully run for 15 years and continues to be in high
demand. For more information about our school, please visit our Web
site: www.kinderstube.org. 

To download a full job description, please go
to http://kinderstube.org/jobs.html. Please send inquiries and applications
to the Board of Directors of Kinderstube at: board@kinderstube.org. 

Application deadline: June 30. No phone calls please. 

ESL: A few useful songs




Chris here with a quick post for ESL/EFL teachers. In no particular order - these songs all have various uses and applications:

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Old Mac Donald had a Farm

The Hokey Pokey

The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round

The Itsy Bitsy Spider

The Macarena

Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes


Other perhaps less-known ones:

Oh, Susannah
You Are My Sunshine
It's a Small World
The Farmer in the Dell

any others that I'm missing...?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Jobs: German position, South Jersey




We need a full-time German teacher in South Jersey. The position is
full-time - 6 classes German I-V. If a teacher cannot be found, the school
has decided to put in any language for which they can find a teacher. It
would be a terrible shame to see a strong program go bottom-up.

We teacher French, German, Latin, and Spanish -- five years of each
including a middle school program which is in the same building. Now I know
that NJ strikes fear into everyone's heart, but I also know that many areas
of the country are cutting back on German instruction. We are a small 7-12
suburban district in the Philadelphia area of NJ. Starting salary for a 1st
year teacher is about $55,000. We are within driving distance of NYC,
Philadelphia, Baltimore and DC so lots of cultural 
opportunities. 

Please send resumes to: 

Dr. Shannon Whalen
Gateway Regional High School
775 Tanyard Rd.
Woodbury Hts., NJ 08097 

Spanish Video: Mexico City documentary



Hello all, Claudia here. Today I have a video to share with fellow Spanish teachers. This video is a short documentary on Mexico City. Enjoy!

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

World Englishes video




Hello all, Kyle here with a useful World Englishes video I came across. Enjoy!

Technology: Universal translator a reality




Star Trek featured a hand-held Universal Translator. That science fiction gadget has become science fact. Using Raytheon's new BBN TransTalk, an English speaker can have his words translated into languages such as Arabic or Farsi, and have the other speaker's words played back in English. The potential for application goes beyond obvious military ones to fields such as medicine and refugee assistance. You can read more about this exciting technology below:

Universal translator a reality

News: Globalization and the rise of Chinglish & Hinglish




English once was seen as an oppressive force in Asia, but it is now part of the mainstream and considered a pathway to prosperity. English is becoming such a part of life in some countries, that people in places like China, Korea and India have started blending English phrases into their native tongues, forming new varieties such as Chinglish and Hinglish. Will this trend someday apply to native English speakers?

According to Andy Kirkpatrick from Griffith University in Australia,"you have to learn how different people from different backgrounds have adapted English according to their cultural norms." 
Read more about this in the Deutsche Welle article linked below:

Globalization and Chinglish/Hinglish

Jobs: German teacher position, Kansas City, KS




German Language Teacher Needed in Kansas City, KS.

Language Trainers is an international language training company offering
private language classes throughout the country. Our clients, either
individuals or companies, typically look for tailor made training at their
homes or offices. They always tell us their training needs before they book
with us and it is our job to recruit the best possible tutor - we hope it is
you! 

Currently, we are urgently seeking a trainer for one of our clients. Course
details are:

Language Required: German
Location: Kansas City
Length of Course: 100 hours
Type of Course: General
Number of Students: 1 adult; Beginner level
Preferred Start Date: ASAP
Preferred Schedule: 4 lessons a week; Mondays to Thursdays at 9:30am-11:30am

Compensation is negotiable depending on qualifications and experience. We
are also happy to discuss travel costs. We require very little
administration or paperwork from you. 

In order to be eligible for this position, you should have a high written
and oral language level and/or have a language degree and at least two years
experience in teaching. You will also be required a visa/work permit if you
are not a citizen.

Candidates who do not match these criteria will not be considered in the
recruitment process. We offer freelance part time positions and cannot
sponsor any visa. 

Applicants can directly send their resumes to Julie Ann Dy:
julie@languagetrainers.com.

Jobs: German instructor, Philadelphia summer camp




Looking for someone to take my position as German instructor at LinguaZone
Language camps in Wynnewood, PA (outside of Philadelphia) 7/9-7/21. 

Classes are usually very small, and students are middle school age. The day
runs from 8am-3pm. If interested, please contact Gabriele Albrecht
Gkalbrecht@gmail.com. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chinese: Pinyin, Chinese character evolution, contemporary China


Hi Everyone, Long long time no see! Here are some handy resource that you may be interested in learning Chinese and knowing more about China.

For contemporary China, check China supertrends, a website for in-depth economic trends in China

China Supertrends

For Chinese pinyin study

EMChinese

LearnChineseABC

To know more about Chinese characters evolution 


OCFBerkeley

Mandarin(about.com)


 See you soon :)

Jobs: German School of Atlanta positions




The German School of Atlanta, an accredited, not for profit Saturday morning school, with approx. 260 students per year, is looking to fill several teaching positions at different grade levels for the 2012-13 school year. Applicants should have the following qualifications:

Fluent in German and English (bilingual and biliterate)
- a teaching degree along with teaching experience preferred
- flexible, enthusiastic personality and internationally minded

Classes meet for 30 Saturdays from September 8, 2012 through May 11, 2013 from 9:30AM to 12:00PM at East Cobb Middle School, Marietta, GA 30067 (Holt Road, across from Wheeler High). Some afternoon attendance for faculty meetings is required as well as attendance of a teacher workshop in August.

Please send your application (by email) including letter, CV, and references to info@germanschoolatlanta.com.

The German School of Atlanta does not discriminate by race, color, religion, sex, age, country or ethnic origin, and accepts applications from interested candidates who have a valid US work visa.

Jobs: German position, Brooke Point High School, Stafford, VA




Mein Name ist Ulrike Lamb, und ich bin zur Zeit Deutschlehrerin an der Brooke Point High School in Stafford, VA. http://stafford.brooke.schoolfusion.us/

Leider muss ich Brooke Point High School zum Ende dieses Schuljahres verlassen und wir suchen jetzt fieberhaft nach einem Nachfolger. Ich unterrichte Deutsch 1,2,3 und IB 1 und 2 (Jahr 4,5).  Ausserdem haben wir einen gut funktionierenden Deutschklub, eine Deutsche Ehrenverbindung, und einen etablierten GAPP Austausch mit einem Gymnasium in Bayern.  Ich werde im Herbst Geographie unterrichten, daher lasse ich viele meiner angesammelten Kostbarkeiten hier, falls ein Nachfolger dafuer Verwendung hat. Ich wuerde mich freuen meinen Nachfolger/in kennenzulernen um mich mit ihm/ihr ueber die Schueler auszutauschen.

Bewerber koennen sich direkt an unseren Assistant Principal Jim Ralph ralphjd@staffordschools.net  wenden und ich stehe telefonisch unter 540-845-5159 jeder Zeit zur Verfuegung. Bin vom 25 Juni bis 23 Juli mit Schuelern in Deutschland - nehme aber auch dort gerne ein Telefongespraech entgegen.
  
Ulrike E. Lamb
German Teacher
Brooke Point High School
Call or SMS 540-845-5159

Jobs: German International School of Silicon Valley position




The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) is a private school from Preschool through 12th Grade with a bilingual German-English educational program. Upon graduation, our students earn a German International Abitur and take part in all qualifications and exams needed for an American High School Diploma. We serve children of all nationalities in the San Francisco Bay Area and are accredited by the German Government and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

For our location in Mountain View we are looking for a committed:
PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN TEACHER, (full-time, 40h/week)
Start: August 2012

Requirements:
-A pedagogical degree, completed in Europe and/or the US (such as a diploma in social pedagogic, education, or elementary school teaching)
-Preferably with a background in therapeutic pedagogy
-Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in preschool and/or kindergarten education, preferably in bilingual education
-Ability to work with a team
-Open-mindedness, organizational skills, creativity, and enthusiasm for improvisation
-Experience and competence in advising and working with parents
-Assumes responsibility for the educational objectives of the program as well as program policies and regulations
-Shows enthusiasm for the day, coming up with new and interesting ideas and activities to share. Fosters inquisitiveness about the physical world. Engages the children throughout the day.
-Enjoys children and expresses a genuine interest in their needs. Fosters positive self-esteem through respectful and caring interactions with children.
-Advanced German and English language skills
-Preferably experienced in both German and American educational systems and cultures
-Preferably with valid US work permit

We expect of you willingness and ability to use your pedagogical, communicative, and organizational skills to support the work of the school's principals. The teacher is responsible for executing well-developed lesson plans, accurate assessment of student’s progress, participation in department and staff meetings and team planning sessions, supervision of students, willingness to learn new methodology. Must be able to pass a criminal background check including fingerprinting.

Please direct your completed application, including a cover letter, resume, diplomas, reference letters, transcripts, etc. by June 29, 2012 to Morena Waack, Head of Preschool and Kindergarten at jobs@gissv.org, e-mail subject “Kibili/Your Name”

German: SMS abbreviations



Chris here again. Today I would like to share a useful site I found (about.com) which provides a good list of SMS (texting) abbreviations for German. This is a good resource for providing your students with something a bit different from the usual textbook lesson.

German SMS abbreviations

Monday, June 18, 2012

News: The 13 most useful college majors (as determined by science)



Chris here with a fun article for fellow German teachers. This article presents the 13 most useful college majors as determined by science. German ranks 10th! Feel free to use this article to help advertise your programs and courses.

13 most useful college majors as determined by science

News: Fed. government struggles to fill jobs requiring language skills



State Department officials testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee last week about the difficulties they experience in hiring qualified people to positions that involve language capabilities. About a quarter of "language-designated" jobs are not adequately filled, according to the testimony. The languages highest in demand are from the Near East, South Asia and East Asia. You can read more about this in the article linked below:


Fed. government struggles to fill jobs requiring language skills

News: Duolingo launch



Duolingo will launch June 19, and it will attempt to translate the Web into every language. Rather than doing this via machine, Duolingo creator Luis von Ahn hopes to get 100 million users to do the translation through crowdsourcing. You can read more in about Duolingo in the article linked below:


Duolingo

Useful Sites: 50 best sources of free liberal arts learning online



Chris here again. Today we have a guest article from onlineuniversities.com to share. This article provides a thorough list of free liberal arts resources. Enjoy!

50 best sources of free liberal arts learning online

Jobs: University position (German), Limerick, Ireland




Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Das Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick, Irland) hat soeben eine unbefristete akademische Stelle in German Studies ('Assistant Lecturer/Lecturer'; entspricht Assistant Professor/Associate Professor) ausgeschrieben, Bewerbungsschluss ist schon der 27. Juni!

Wir sind ein kleines, sehr nettes und produktives Team, und wir wuerden uns ueber Bewerbungen aus den USA freuen.

Vorbedingung ist eine abgeschlossene Doktorarbeit in Daf / Germanistik oder ein PhD in German Studies.

Fuer Rueckfragen stehen ich gerne zur Verfuegung.

Mit freundlichen Gruessen,
Christiane Schönfeld

Dr Christiane Schönfeld
Department of German Studies
Mary Immaculate College
-University of Limerick-
South Circular Road
Limerick
IRELAND
                       
Email: christiane.schonfeld@mic.ul.ie
Web: www.mic.ul.ie/academicdepts/german

Jobs: High school/middle school position, Glen Mills, PA




Position: 0.8 German Teacher,  Garnet Valley High School/Garnet Valley Middle School. Appropriate Pennsylvania Certification required. Starting date: On or about August 28, 2012.  
Apply to: Dr. Janet Girolami, Principal, Garnet Valley High School, 552 Smithbridge Road, Glen Mills, PA 19342.            (610) 579-7746      .
Deadline: June 26, 2012.

Jobs: Boulder valley district position




Full time opening in Boulder Valley School District in Colorado. The position is split between Broomfield High in Broomfield and Monarch High in Louisville. Levels 1-5/AP. Apply online at district website http://www.bvsd.org by June 18. For more information contact Katalin Ivanyi at ivanyikatika@yahoo.de.

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