STARTALK/NHLRC workshop for teachers of heritage languages

2020 STARTALK/NHLRC
Teacher Workshop
Workshop Dates: June 22-26, 2020 at UCLA


This workshop is designed to help language teachers face the challenge of teaching heritage language (HL) students. The workshop will open on June 1, 2020, with online assignments for three weeks. This will be followed by a five-day face-to-face workshop (June 22-26, 2020). Accepted participants will be required to complete the online assignments as well as the face-to-face workshop.

The online assignments will focus on identifying and addressing the linguistic gaps in HL students’ language, differentiated teaching, and teaching mixed classes. The face-to-face workshop will focus on how to use project-based learning (PBL) as a useful tool in heritage language instruction.

There is no charge for the workshop. A limited number of stipends will cover travel and accommodations for out-of-state participants.
The workshop’s goals are for participants to:

  1. Understand the needs of HL learners.
  2. Design projects and select materials that build on HL students’ initial proficiencies and meet both their linguistic and affective needs.
  3. Identify criteria and strategies for developing PBL curricula.
  4. Understand how to structure and pace a project-based unit.
  5. Understand how to select and use authentic materials, and develop real-life activities to accompany them.
  6. Become familiar with the principles of differentiated and macro-based teaching.

The application period is now open and will close on March 31, 2020.

Please be aware that you will need to submit a CV with your application.

Click on the following link to apply: https://ucla.in/39WsOle

For more information about the teacher workshop, please visit
https://nhlrc.ucla.edu/nhlrc/nhlrcevents/startalkworkshop/2020/home