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Clarion University To Eliminate French and German Language Programs

Thanks to Dr. Robert Peckham for the following information. Please read and sign petition:

In the wake of a deficit, Clarion University of Pennsylvania is completely eliminating French and German. There is an online petition in favor of keeping them and music education:

http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/demand-clarion-university.fb29?source=s.fb&r_by=8592484

Please show your support and sign.

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2013 Annual ACTFL Convention

Teachers of Foreign Languages: Don’t forget to register for the upcoming ACTFL annual meeting in Orlando, Florida, November 22-24, 2013. Details on the convention can be found at
https://www.actfl.org/convention-expo

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Modern Language Association Annual Convention

The 128th MLA Annual Convention will take place in Boston from January 3-6, 2013. Program and hotel information can be obtained from http://www.mla.org/convention

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Modern Language Association Annual Meeting 2013

The MLA Annual Convention will take place in Boston at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Center and the Sheraton Boston from January 3-6, 2013. Those interested in attending should go to its convention website: http://www.mla.org/convention
for further details.

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2012 ACTFL Annual Convention

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages will hold its annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA, November 16-18, 2012. Anyone interested in attending the convention can access further information by going to its website: http://www.actfl.org/conventions/2012-annual-convention-and-world-languages-expo

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Fellowships for Teachers of Arabic and Chinese

Thanks to Alena Palevitz for sending me the following important information to pass along to all interested foreign language teachers of Arabic and Chinese:

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that the application for the Intensive Summer Language Institutes has been posted online. This program provides fully funded fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic and Chinese in Egypt and Mainland China. The Intensive Summer Language Institutes are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education. The program is open to current K-12 teachers and community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, as well as to students enrolled in education programs preparing them to teach these languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and non-native speakers of Arabic and Chinese in order to qualify. To apply, please visit http://apps.americancouncils.org/isli2011

Program Dates:
June 21-August 6, 2011

Program Benefits:
-Intensive language training
-Peer tutors
-Cultural enrichment activities and excursions
-Ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College
-Pre-departure orientation
-Full-time resident director
-Room and board
-Books and shipping allowance
-Visa fees and travel insurance
-International and U.S. domestic airfare

Application Deadline:
March 4, 2011

For more information, please contact Alena Palevitz at apalevitz@americancouncils.org

Alena Palevitz
Program Officer, Teacher Programs,
Arabic and Chinese Intensive Summer Language Institutes
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.833.7522
Fax: 202.833.7523
Web: http://www.americancouncils.org; and http://apps.americancouncils.org/isli2011

 

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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Announcement:

The 2010 ACTFL convention and world languages expo will take place in Boston, MA, from November 18-21, 2010.  The link to the conference is:  http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/actfl/actfl10

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