Saturday, May 31, 2014

Conference: LILA '14


The 1st meeting of LILA’14: LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE will be held in June 16-18, 2014 in Istanbul.

LILA’14: LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE is aimed at bringing researchers from various subfields to share their current research, ideas, and experience. 


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Conference: ISLS 2014



International Society for Language Studies

A Critical Examination of Language and Society

ISLS 2014 Conference in Akita, Japan
06/13/14 - 06/15/14


ISLS will host a conference from June 13-15, 2014, at Akita International University in 
Akita, Japan. Location: Akita International University, Yuwa, Akita

ISLS 2014


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Jobs: German Teaching Position, Hope IN High School


German Teaching Position opening at Hauser Jr./Sr. High School. The corporation would prefer another teaching discipline with German, if possible.
Mr. Shawn Price
Principal
Hauser Jr./Sr. High School
9273 South State Road 9
Hope, IN 47246


Unfortunately we do not have more information so it is suggested to contact the principal with further inquiries.

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

French: Soirée Ma Vie Française au bar Les Etages à Paris - 15 mars 2012 - myfre...





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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

French: Expressions With Body Parts


Add some great expressions using parts of the body in French to your skills.

French: Alphabet Flash Cards


Check out these great French Alphabet flash cards!

French: Le Mot du Jour



la teneur - mot du jour
http://lklawl.es/1olTCBe



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French: NORMAN - LES BILINGUES



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

French: Le CV d'un chat


Here is a fun little graphic for French learners and cat fans:

Le CV d'un chat

http://lklawl.es/1mhU7K4




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French: Regional Cookies, Crackers, and other Treats



Here is a great graphic on regional French cookies, crackers, and other treats:

Found at http://lklawl.es/1sxlLoa



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French: Daily Activities Graphic



Here is a great visual summary of the verbs needed to describe your daily routine from Learn French with LKL:

Les activités quotidiennes

http://lklawl.es/1iG065N



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Le Mot Du Jour: dégoiser


dégoiser - le mot du jour
http://lklawl.es/1mszHgH

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Jobs: Assistand Professor Spanish, Clemson



Full/
Part Time : Full-Time Regular/
Temporary : 
Regular DEPARTMENT MARKETING STATEMENT : Clemson University is a comprehensive public university with over 19,000 students.  The Department of Language is housed in a college that combines Humanities, Design and Building, and the Fine and Performing Arts.  It currently offers three distinct degree programs; the B.A. in Modern Language (ASL, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish); the B.A. in Language and International Trade (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish); and a B.S. in Language and International Health (Chinese and Spanish). 
POSITION DESCRIPTION : Asst Professor.  Clemson University's Department of Languages invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Spanish position in Afro-Hispanic Studies to commence in the fall of
2014.  Along with courses pertaining to their field, successful candidates are expected to teach all levels of the Spanish curriculum.  We are looking for outstanding teacher scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs. 
QUALIFICATIONS : Required qualifications:  Ph.D. by the time the appointment begins; native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English; demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.  Expertise in Brazilian Literature and/or Portuguese Language is highly desirable. PAY & 
WORK SCHEDULE :
Standard Hrs:
37.5;  Salary commensurate with education and experience. 
BENEFITS INFORMATION : This position qualifies for state benefits. 
JOB LOCATION : 
Strode Tower
- Clemson Main Campus JEANNE CLERY ACT : The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas.  As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution.   For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources 
- Prospective Employees web page shown below: http://www.clemson.edu... 
CLOSING STATEMENT : Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. PI78002180


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French: Rencontre avec une passionnée de mappemondes (+playlist)






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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Technology Trend: Budget cuts for some schools to cut back


From SmartBrief:

Some schools in the U.S. are making bold investments in classroom technology, while others are scaling back, according to a survey by the Consortium for School Networking. Data show that more than two-thirds of districts have reduced spending on regular maintenance and replacement of equipment because of budget shortfalls. And, even if schools did invest heavily in new devices for the classroom, many teachers report that their school's Internet is inadequate to meet their needs.

You can view the full article here.

Have budget issues, particularly the potential adoption of technology impacted your language courses at all? 

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Technology: Visual Technology to help students retain information


From SmartBrief. A good overview of how to usual visual technology to help maintain interest and to help students retain information.

Visual technology can keep students engaged and ultimately help them retain information, according to Alice Keeler, teacher and technology coach at California State University at Fresno. "A picture is worth a thousand words, especially when someone is frustrated and struggling, because an image of what they should be looking at is invaluable," said Keller, who uses screen captures in her classroom to show, rather than tell.

You can view the full article here.

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Technology: Strengthening Student-Teacher Relationships in Online Classrooms


From SmartBrief. This might be of interest to those of you teaching online language courses:

Successful online courses require innovative educators who build authentic relationships with their students through various avenues of communication, online English teacher Jennifer Sayre writes in this blog post. Sayre describes how e-mails, text messages and online forums can be used to reach out to students and stimulate conversations, even from a great distance, while noting that traditional methods may be needed as well. "In an online course, the humanizing power of facetime -- the original two-way communication -- can be the most effective way of connecting with your students," she writes.

Check out the full article here.



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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Technology: Word Lens Translation App



Check out the latest translation app, Word Lens. Word Lens can translate the words and language it sees in real time, and is free to download today! This is due to the fact that Google bought the parent company, Quest Visual, and made both the app and within app language packs free.


Word Lens| iTunes App Store P
Word Lens | Google Play Store



You might think that a translation app would be counter productive when it comes to language learning. However, you could actually get a great deal of quality usage out of this in the classroom. This could be used for translation assignments. You could also push the limits of the app and try to find target language content that is normally difficult to translate. This could be used to emphasize the difficult task of balancing literal translation and translating for meaning. What other uses could you see both in and out of the classroom?


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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Infographic: Many Languages One America


Hello all, today I have an interesting infographic to share courtesy of freepeoplesearch.org entitled Many Languages One America. This is useful to show language diversity and may be worth integrating into an ESL lesson. Enjoy!



Please include attribution to FreePeopleSearch.org with this graphic.
Many languages,one america, an infographic from FreePeopleSearch.org
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

News: Making teaching messy


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