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Join the Chinese New Year Celebration on Friday!


There will be a celebration for the Chinese New Year which will include prizes, games, and food at 5 p.m. Friday, February 16, in Campus Center 206.

Study the ecology of the Azores this summer – led by Dr. Erik Zettler ’82

Ecology of the Azores Islands

Prof. Erik Zettler (Sea Education Association, MA) & Prof. Linda Amaral-Zettler (Dept. of Geological Sci., Brown University)

This course provides a panoramic view of Azorean Natural Heritage and will explore emblematic aspects of Azorean biodiversity and environment. Includes guided tours of the Azores Islands.

View the brochure.

See the full syllabus.

 

 

Share your Language Story! “Lead With Languages” Advocacy Month

We’re Celebrating and Sharing Your Language Stories!

Throughout the month of February, Lead with Languages will be celebrating stories from students, parents, teachers, and other community members who advocate for language education across the United States. We want to hear from you!

There are so many ways you can join us to raise your voice in support of language learning, including:

  • Submitting a #LeadwithLanguages selfie (like in the photo above!),
  • Changing your profile picture on social media platforms,
  • Engaging with @LeadWLanguages by tweeting & posting, and
  • Sharing all of the Lead with Languages resources you love with others in your network.

Together, we’re creating a new generation of Americans competent in other languages and cultures and fully equipped to compete and succeed in a global economy. Have you told us why learning languages is important to you?

February 2018 is Lead with Languages Advocacy Month: Check Out the Kit!

ALLEX Foundation offering Intensive Chinese & Japanese this summer at Washington U. in St. Louis

The WUSTL-ALLEX Intensive Chinese and Japanese Institute will offer intensive beginning level classes in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese at Washington University in St. Louis for seven weeks this summer. Each class meets for 2 hours per day, 5 days a week for 7 weeks. The course is intensive and requires 3-5 hours of mandatory self-managed study per day.

This program is designed to train students to speak and listen to Chinese or Japanese, and to introduce students to reading and writing the language. At the end of the course students will be expected to perform in all four skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at a basic level of proficiency.

Students will not only learn to speak the language; they will also develop an understanding of Chinese or Japanese interpersonal behavior. The ultimate goal is to teach students not just to speak Chinese or Japanese, but to function successfully in Chinese or Japanese culture—to present yourself as an intelligent person in the culture using the language. Students will learn to speak and perform correctly in a variety of social situations.

Scholarships are available to qualified students.

Please visit our webpage for more information: www.allex.org.

2018 Grads: Openings for English tutors in Hong Kong, Aug ’18-Jun ’19

Lingnan University cordially invites fresh graduates from our partner institutions in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Australia and New Zealand to apply for a Visiting English Tutor position. Duties would begin in mid-August 2018.

 Visiting English Tutors (VETs) work in the Centre for English and Additional Languages (CEAL) http://www.ln.edu.hk/ceal/. They work in CEAL’s English Language Support Service (ELSS) (http://elss.ln.edu.hk/) where they provide advice to undergraduate students and aid in the development of self-access materials.

 VETs also design and run workshops for students aimed to develop their writing, reading, speaking and listening skills, with topics covering a wide range of academic and cultural themes. Other duties include organising cultural activities such as English Café’s, Movie Nights, Outings, TEDxLingnanUniversity, etc.

 A major objective of the Visiting English Tutor scheme is to provide opportunities for Lingnan University’s local students to mix with people of a similar age group but from different cultural backgrounds. All applicants for this post must:

§  be about to graduate or recently graduated from one of Lingnan’s partner universities or members of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance in the above-listed countries with a first degree

§ be a native speaker of English

§ be interested in spending a year or two living and working in Hong Kong

§ be interested in interacting with students in Hong Kong

§ be interested in gaining experience in the ESL field at tertiary level

§ have an outgoing personality

§ have a basic Certificate-level teaching qualification, with a minimum of 100 hours input, such as the following: http://www.oxfordseminars.com/index.php  http://www.icaltefl.com/index.php/courses/tefl-tesol-certificate-course

Such a qualification can be gained once a provisional offer has been made.

Benefits are as follows:

§ The position is tenable from mid-August to mid-June and with the possibility of a further extension.

§ The monthly salary is fixed at $HK16,000 per month (approx. $US2,100).

§ Visiting English Tutors are each provided with fully furnished and equipped apartments on campus.

§ Medical and dental benefits are provided by Lingnan University.

§ Assistance will be given in obtaining a valid Hong Kong work visa from the Hong Kong Immigration Department.

 If you wish to be considered for the Visiting English Tutor position, please send your CV with a covering letter to our ELSS Coordinator by email – elss@ln.edu.hk.

Applications close on 28th February 2018

Max Kade International Houses – Applications for 2018-19 due JANUARY 29

A friendly reminder to those interested in applying for residence in the Max Kade Houses in North Village C next year:  your app is due by MIDNIGHT on JANUARY 29.

Students submitting late applications will not be initially considered and will move onto the waiting list.

Please click here for more information and link to the application.

Boren Award scholarships for language & culture study in Africa

The Boren Awards’ African Flagship Languages Initiative (AFLI) offers up to $20,000 for undergraduate students to study French, Portuguese, Swahili, Akan/Twi, Wolof, or Zulu in immersive domestic and overseas language/culture programs.

Please go to the AFLI for Boren Scholars webpage for more information and application materials. Applications for undergraduate scholarships are due February 8, 2018.

View the program flyer here.

Enjoy a Bubble Tea with the Asian & Asian American Awareness Club – 12/10

A5’s Bubble Tea Night: 12/10

World Language Program Internship – Register now for Spring!

Interested in participating in a Crawford Central School District/ Allegheny College collaboration and earning 2 credits?

Have you taken or are you currently in a 200-level or above language class at Allegheny?

If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, you’re a great candidate for the World Language Program — an internship that sends Allegheny students into local fifth-grade classes to provide an introduction to foreign language and global culture.

World Language interns give one lesson per week and are supported by classroom teachers in the schools; at the end of the semester, you will have a portfolio that documents your teaching experience and lesson plans — plus 2 credits!

For more info, please contact Professor Teresa Herrera (therrera@allegheny.edu)