Tuesday
Sep262017

Consortium Workshop Award 2017

This year’s winning proposal for a workshop funded by the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning is titled “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Social Network Approaches (SNA) to the pedagogy of language teaching” and was submitted by Fumiko Nazikian, senior lecturer in Japanese language and Jisuk Park, lecturer in Japanese language, at Columbia University, New York. 

The proposal outlined the pedagogical rationale on which SNA is grounded and put forward an argument in support of its instructional uses, particularly in light of the frameworks of global communities within which students operate, and the intercultural component of their engagement with global issues.

The workshop has been awarded $5,000 and will take place at Columbia University during Fall 2018. In addition to workshop sessions that will allow instructors of all languages to discuss the incorporation of SNA, the workshop will include a keynote address by Prof. Tohsaku of the University of California, San Diego.

Wednesday
Dec142016

Call for Consortium Workshop Proposal

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning (http://www.languageconsortium.org/) is inviting proposals for a workshop on language pedagogy to be held in the spring or fall semester 2018, on one of its member campuses. The CLTL offers funding of up to $5000 to support the workshop. Additional funding may be available depending on the nature and scope of the proposal. Check with your campus representative before submitting a proposal.

The first workshop in this series was held at Brown University in October 2013 and was titled “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Practical Approaches to the Pedagogy of Cultural Learning”. The second, entitled “Language Learning and Teaching with Urban and Linguistic Landscapes”, was held at Columbia University in October 2016.

Proposals must be submitted by a member of the language faculty of one of the member institutions (Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, or Yale). The proposed workshop should be one or one-and-one-half days in length and either:

  • focus on a pedagogical issue across languages (for example, assessment; project-based learning; use of technology; heritage learning, etc.
  • or focus on a pedagogical issue pertaining to a specific language and involves faculty from two or more Consortium Institutions.

While both types of proposals are encouraged, preference will be given to proposals that actively involve language faculty from multiple institutions, target multiple languages, or reflect ongoing or proposed collaborative activities across two or more institutions.

CLTL funding can be used to:

  • cover costs to host a speaker and/or multiple presenters (including travel and lodging)
  • pay for materials
  • defray costs of refreshments, meals and room rental

Your proposal should:

  • be three to five pages long, double spaced (Proposals that exceed the required length will not be considered)
  • provide a detailed and convincing rationale that identifies the topic and its relevance to current pedagogical and theoretical issues
  • include a detailed schedule for the workshop, including proposed speakers and topics
  • have a significant hands-on focus, allowing participants to actively engage with the topic
  • include a brief bio of each of the organizers
  • include a detailed budget and - when possible - bios of the proposed presenters (these are not part the 3-5 page requirement)

Should you be awarded the funding, you must:

  • plan and carry out all aspects of the workshop
  • keep track of all expenses to be reimbursed, and submit your receipts to the Consortium
  • write a short report summarizing the workshop
  • carry out an evaluation of the workshop and attach completed evaluations to your report
  • post this report or any papers or talks from the workshop on the CLTL webpage

Each campus can submit up to 3 proposals. Interested candidates are urged to consult with their campus CLTL representatives before and during the writing process.

The CLTL board will select one proposal to fund from the pool of proposals submitted. Deadline for submission of proposals is February 28, 2017. Please submit your proposal to the Consortium representative on your campus:

Brown University: Elsa Amanatidou (elsa_amanatidou@brown.edu)
Columbia University: Stéphane Charitos (sc758@columbia.edu)
Cornell University: Dick Feldman (rf10@cornell.edu)
University of Chicago: Cathy Baumann (ccbauman@uchicago.edu)
Yale University: Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl (nelleke.vandeusen-scholl@yale.edu)

Monday
Feb292016

Award

The Consortium for Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce this year's winner in the annual workshop competition it funds. The winning proposal entitled Language Learning and Teaching in Urban and Linguistic Landscapes was submitted by Lee B. Abraham, Co-Director of the Spanish Language Program and Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures at Columbia University.

The proposal made a compelling argument about the importance of analyzing language in public spaces in order to understand its socioeconomic and cultural coordinates but also in order to refocus language learners’ attention to the importance of the social contexts in which meaning and identities are constructed. 

The workshop will take place at Columbia University during AY 2016-2017. More to follow as the date and the program are finalized.
Friday
Dec042015

Call for Consortium Workshop Proposals - Update

If you missed the deadline and were not able to put in a proposal together in time for the Consortium for Language Teaching workshop CFP, but would still like to apply, the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learninghas extended the deadline for the Call for Consortium Workshop Proposals. The new deadline is December 30th. Please see the updated CFP for details. It can be found here.

Friday
Dec042015

Call for Consortium Workshop Proposals

The Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning (http://www.languageconsortium.org/) is inviting proposals for a workshop on language pedagogy to be held in the calendar year 2016 on one of its member campuses. The CLTL offers funding of up to $5000 to support the workshop.

The call for proposals can be found here.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE December 1, 2015

The first workshop in this series was held at Brown University in October 2013, titled “Working at the Intersection of Language and Culture in the Digital Age: Practical Approaches to the Pedagogy of Cultural Learning” (http://www.brown.edu/academics/language-studies/workshop-language-and-culture).

Proposals must be submitted by a member of the language faculty of one of the member institutions (Brown, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, or Yale). Preference will be given to proposals that involve language faculty from multiple institutions, target multiple languages, or, that reflect collaborative activities across two or more institutions.

The proposed workshop should be one or one-and-one-half days in length and either

  • focus on a pedagogical issue across languages (for example, assessment; project-based learning; use of technology; heritage learning, etc.)
    or
  • focus on a pedagogical issue pertaining to a specific language and involves faculty from two or more Consortium Institutions.
  • CLTL funding can be used to:
  • cover costs to host a speaker and/or multiple presenters (including travel and lodging)
  • pay for materials
  • defray costs of refreshments or meals

Your proposal should:

  • be three to five pages long, double spaced (Proposals that exceed the required length will not be considered)
  • provide a detailed and convincing rationale that identifies the topic and its relevance to current pedagogical and theoretical issues
  • include a detailed schedule for the workshop, including proposed speakers and topics
  • have a significant hands-on focus, allowing participants to actively engage with the topic
  • include a brief bio of each of the organizers
  • include a detailed budget and - when possible - bios of the proposed presenters (these are not part the 3-5 pages requirement)

Should you be awarded the funding, you must:

  • plan and carry out all aspects of the workshop
  • keep track of all expenses to be reimbursed, and submit your original receipts to the Consortium
  • write a short report summarizing the workshop
  • carry out an evaluation of the workshop and attach completed evaluations to your report
  • post this report or any papers or talks from the workshop on the CLTL webpage

Each campus can submit up to 3 proposals.  Interested candidates are urged to consult with their campus CLTL representatives before and during the writing process.

The CLTL board will select one proposal to fund from the pool of proposals submitted.  Deadline for submission of proposals is December 1, 2015. Please submit to the Consortium representative on your campus:

Brown University: Elsa Amanatidou (elsa_amanatidou@brown.edu)
Columbia University: Stéphane Charitos (sc758@columbia.edu)
Cornell University: Dick Feldman (rf10@cornell.edu)
University of Chicago: Cathy Baumann (ccbauman@uchicago.edu)
Yale University: Nelleke Van Deusen-Scholl (nelleke.vandeusen-scholl@yale.edu