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January 19, 2011

Language Symposium 2011 Call for Proposals

The Council on Language Instruction and the Multimedia Learning Center at Northwestern University together with

The Center for the Study of Languages at the University of Chicago

The Sandi Port Errant Language and Culture Learning Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago

“Foreign Languages as a Global Skill”
April 15-16, 2011
Northwestern University

Join us on Friday evening for our opening keynote speaker:
Nelleke van Deusen Scholl, Director of the Center for Language Study, Yale College

On Saturday the Symposium will continue with presentations on the global relevance and impact of teaching and learning foreign languages.

Topics may include:
Integrating global skills into language curricula;
Models of teaching languages across the disciplines;
Fostering the development of intercultural competence;
Cultural exchanges with universities abroad;
Making study abroad meaningful;
Service learning (i.e. language and community);
Language study for careers and professions;
Language for special purposes (i.e. medicine, engineering, research, business, diplomacy, music, etc…);
Assessing global language skills.

Language instructors at all levels are invited to submit proposals; all languages are welcome.
For more information, visit www.cli.northwestern.edu/activities/symposia.
Proposal submission deadline: Monday, February 14, 2011.
Early registration deadline: Friday, April 1, 2011.

Posted by zzhu at January 19, 2011 01:24 PM