Tuesday, March 31, 2015

German: Nearly Identical English and German Words




Here is a useful resource to share with students from languagelearningbase.com. This is a great list of wors that are nearly identical in English and German:

http://languagelearningbase.com/85053/true-friends-english-and-german-nearly-identical-words

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Teaching English in Japan



Interested in teaching English in Japan? Take a look at this post on gaijinpot.com to gain a good overview on whether you want to explore this career option.

http://blog.gaijinpot.com/teaching-english-japan/

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Checking for Understanding



Formative assessment can double student learning gains according this great post on Edutopia:

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

To what extent do you employ formative assessment? 

Do you notice similar gains in understanding versus other assessment?




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German: German Chancellor Fellowship Program


The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s German Chancellor Fellowship Program is for university graduates from the United States, the Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, Brazil, and India with an interest in international issues and demonstrated leadership potential. The program is targeted at accomplished young professionals who are likely to become decision-makers, thought leaders, and influential voices in their respective fields. Fellows will be recruited from a broad range of areas such as politics and public policy, law, media, business, the non-governmental sector, and the arts.
The program provides fellows the opportunity to spend one year in Germany, where they will network with other prospective leaders from abroad and explore new solutions to the global issues of our times. This prestigious program builds on Germany’s established and growing reputation as a favored destination for problem-focused international dialogue and a meeting place for tomorrow’s international leaders.
Find more information at:

http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/__pr/GKs/CHIC/2015/03/GermanChancellorFellowship.html

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

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I-CoLLate

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LTE 2015









LTE 2015

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LLCE 2015



LLCE 2015
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Çukurova International ELT Teachers Conference










Çukurova International ELT Teachers Conference

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12th ODTÜ International ELT Convention





12th ODTÜ International ELT Convention
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ACLL 2015










ACLL 2015

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ICLLCE 2015




ICLLCE 2015

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5th FLTAL



5th FLTAL

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MeLT 2015 Conference































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Monday, March 9, 2015

Jobs: Assistant Professor of German Portland State University


From SimplyHired.com
http://www.simplyhired.com/job/assistant-professor-of-german-job/oregon-employment-department/ojacmad575?cid=isvjcshvqcopkjnsyyvgctfgiucyjqot

Dept Mission:
 The Department of World Languages and Literatures plays a central role in preparing the students of Portland State University to function in the global community. Because we believe that language is central to that ability, we offer instruction in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Ancient and Modern Greek, Modern Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese. The department is committed to teaching for proficiency. All of our language classes are designed to develop functional skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking for eventual use in a broad variety of real-world settings. 

Programs:
 We offer undergraduate majors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish; minor programs in the above languages and in Italian, Persian, Turkish, and Classical Studies. We also have a Certificate in Advanced Proficiency in Russian. At the graduate level, we offer the M.A. in World Language with a major in French, German, Japanese, or Spanish and the M.A. in World Languages and Literatures, with a concentration in two foreign languages. ## Position Summary The Department of World Languages and Literatures invites applications for an Assistant Professor of German to begin September 16,
2015. The candidate should show evidence of strong scholarship and a background in film, language, literature, culture and language pedagogy. The new Assistant Professor will join tenured colleagues, non-tenure-track instructors, and graduate teaching assistants in teaching German, will teach courses in his/her field of expertise at all levels, will advise German majors, minors and MA students, and will supervise MA papers and theses. Members of the department are expected to participate in the governance of the department, college and the university, to be active in teaching and in community outreach and to be productive scholars within their own area of academic interest. Duties and 

Responsibilities:
 Teach language, literature, film and culture courses across a broad spectrum at all levels, from beginning to graduate (Master's). Advise German majors, minors and MA students. Supervise MA papers and theses. Make scholarly contributions to research field. Provide service to the department, college and university. Write grant applications. Take an eventual role in the Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik Program. ## Minimum Qualifications 
* Ph.D. in hand at time of employment. 
* Native or near-native fluency in German. 
* Evidence of scholarly contribution to field. 
* Experience in language teaching and/or teaching in field. 
* Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction. 
* Strong commitment to teaching and scholarship. ## Key Cultural Competencies 
* Creates an environment that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates differences. 
* Functions and communicates effectively and respectfully within the context of varying beliefs, behaviors, orientations, identities and cultural backgrounds. 
* Seeks opportunities to gain experience working and collaborating in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings with a willingness to change for continual improvement. 
* Adheres to all PSU's policies including the policies on Prohibited Discrimination & Harassment and the Professional Standards of Conduct. ## Total Compensation Range & Benefits Statement The starting annual salary rate for this position will be between $56,430 and $58,500, dependent upon qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package including 95% premium paid healthcare; a generous retirement and va
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GlobELT 2015 Conference



GlobELT 2015

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Jobs: Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies - College of Wooster




The Department of German at The College of Wooster is seeking a qualified person for a one-year, full-time leave replacement for the 2015-16 academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach three courses each semester, including all levels of language and an upper-level literature/culture course, and help with advising independent study projects of majors. Experience in proficiency-oriented language teaching highly desirable. Ph.D. and native or near-native fluency in German required. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference to Mareike Herrmann, Chair, Department of German and Russian. Submit all materials through Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/28432) by February 20, 2015.  


 
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