October 2007 ::

October 26, 2007

Teachers interested in Arabic culture & language

Responding to the national call for the study of strategically important languages and culture, Northern Kentucky University (NKU) is partnering with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and teachers from across the Commonwealth to build capacity for Arabic language and culture programs. A grant has been submitted to the Fulbright Commission to take a group of 9 secondary teachers of any discipline, 2 administrators, an Arabic language professor and a state department of education consultant to the United Arab Emirates and Oman for four weeks to broaden their knowledge of Arabic culture and language in order to build new programs and provide instructional resources to sustain them. If you are interested in being considered for participation this grant or want to know more about it, please refer to this website: http://www.nku.edu/~education/ under the Fulbright Hays Group Project link.

October 04, 2007

It's Not Too Late!

If you haven't decided to attend the 2007 Fall Conference of the Kentucky World Language Association in Louisville October 11-13, 2007, it is not too late! Check out the session preview and read through the workshop descriptions. You will be amazed at the wide variety of special-interest sessions for all languages at all levels. Oh, and did we mention that Dr. Stephen Krashen will be giving the keynote address and feature workshop on Saturday! Even if you can only come for one day, you will find a conference program that will be "Crashin' Barriers". Now that you have decided that you don't want to miss the best professional development opportunity of the year for world language teachers, register online before the pre-registration discounts expire on Friday, October 5. There are still a couple of slots available in almost all of the ten different half-day workshops.