Professional Development

Luso-American Education Foundation 40th Annual Conference on Education and Culture

New Routes for the Portuguese Language and Communities

  • Dates: March 11 – 13, 2016
  • Host Institution: San Diego State University, San Diego CA

The Luso Education Foundation would like to welcome you all to a cultural and educational experience unlike any other. Join us at the LAEF 40th Annual Conference on Education and Culture to find yourself in the enrichment of the Portuguese culture, learn something new, and experience the beauty that is San Diego.

SWALLT 2016 Conference at LARC-SDSU

Conference theme: Digital Humanities and Foreign Language Learning

  • Dates: April 1 – 2, 2016
  • Host Institution: Language Acquisition Resource Center, San Diego State University, San Diego CA

Language Resource Centers have been a gathering point for the advent of digital technology in the learning and teaching of foreign languages. We have experienced the transformation from analog recording systems and computer based worksheets to the use of locally-based and virtual digital tools. And among these tools are Language Resources, monolingual, bilingual and parallel corpora, translation memories, sites that channel news sources – the list is almost endless. Along with this has come the opportunity for learners to co-create and share content. The language classroom and the language resource center are thus the innovation centers if you will for the foreign language learning curriculum. Above all, language teachers cannot ignore the work being done in creating usable content and applicable tools. And this makes language learning truly cross-disciplinary.

Any examples of research being conducted or used, cross-disciplinary endeavors and lesson-based content creation would be particularly welcome.

Conference Registration Fees:

  • $35.00 General Public
  • $15.00 Students
  • $50.00 Vendors

Proposal submission deadline is February 15, 2016.
Please send a brief 250-word abstract.
Submit proposals at: http://goo.gl/forms/pjWKeEXSGE

Summer 2016 4-day Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Workshop

Summer 2016 - 4-day OPI Workshop

4-day OPI Workshop Description:
The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshop is a four-day professional development workshop designed to introduce language educators to the Oral Proficiency Interview, the ACTFL rating scale, and the techniques for conducting and rating oral proficiency interviews. In daily plenary presentations, participants address general concepts and strategies for oral proficiency testing. This information is then reinforced and practiced in language-specific break-out sessions by observing model interviews, participating in hands-on rating activities, and conducting and rating live practice interviews. These practice interviews and ratings are discussed and critiqued in the language-specific groups. Following the workshop, eligible participants may pursue Limited or Full OPI Tester Certification (must have Superior level proficiency to apply).

The price includes...
Light refreshments in the morning (muffins and coffee/tea), a box lunch each day, and parking on campus. The price does not include lodging or evening meals.

For more information please contact LARC's OPI Training coordinator Chris Brown:
- Email: chris.brown@mail.sdsu.edu
- Phone: (619) 594-7131

Please address your checks to
San Diego State Research Foundation
and send it to:

Lamba Mohamad-Aziz
Language Acquisition Resource Center
5500 Campanile Drive
Storm Hall, Room 204
San Diego, CA 92182-8305

LARC Startalk 2015 Teacher Training

  • Dates: June 15-26, 2015
  • Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, and Swahili

For more information and to apply visit the LARC Startalk Website

 

CAST Assessor Training

2 ½ day training to administer and rate CAST tests. One workshop per level (intermediate and advanced). Times to be arranged, onsite, online, or hybrid. Please contact Trevor Shanklin.

LARC Brown Bag Workshops

Ongoing, onsite just in time training
Times: Fridays, 12:00 -2:00 pm
Using prepared instruction sheets for the many classroom and development resources available at the LARC Language Labs (Insert brochure): Video editing with Adobe Premiere, SDL translation software, Creating a Story Map, Curriculum development with Articulate Storyline, Developing podcasts, Making a Kindle book, Managing a class on the LARC Moodle site, Creating and using BYKI vocabulary lists, Video conferencing in 205, Oral proficiency testing with CAST, Film creation with HD camcorder, Perfect recordings in LARC soundproof booth; Using Nearpod to flip the classroom; Enhancing interaction through tablets.

Passage Rating Workshop

  • 5 day workshop in intersession periods
  • Learn to choose texts and share activities according to ILR Proficiency Guidelines.
  • Winter dates will be announced shortly

Canceled – Summer Social Media and Language Teaching Workshop

Unfortunately the LARC Social Media and Language Teaching Workshop has been canceled. If you have any questions or concerns email Evan Rubin at erubin@mail.sdsu.edu