Participants will examine past and present methods of teaching a world language while drawing on their own experiences to enhance the discussions and understandings. The course is open to all K-12 second language educators, including ESL educators, college educators with an interest in K-12 second language methodologies, and pre-service education majors.
Specific course topics include:
This 11-day course may be taken for graduate credit (four graduate credits) or for continuing education units (80 hours). It may be taken as a stand-alone course or as a part of the Master of Education in World Language Instruction program.
Teacher Seminars take place on the campus of Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minn. Participants live in Linden Suites, a residential hall on the university campus. All meals are prepared by Concordia Language Villages kitchen staff and served family style at the Newman Center on the university campus. Most special dietary restrictions can be accommodated to meet the needs of individual participants.
June 26 – July 7 2016*
Participants should plan to arrive in Bemidji by late afternoon/early evening of Sunday, June 26, to allow time to check-in at Linden Suites on the BSU campus. We will have a welcome dinner at 6 p.m. Note: the first official day of class will be Monday, June 27.
The last full day of the program will be Thursday, July 7. Teacher Seminars participants should plan to leave Bemidji on Friday, July 8. Note: there is no class on Friday.
*Friday, July 8 is International Day. Participants may choose to stay for this optional day for an additional fee of $100.
If you have further questions regarding this program, please contact Brandon Locke at firstname.lastname@example.org.