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Edwige Simon promotion to Continuing Education

Mark Knowles - Wednesday July 6th

Edwige Simon has put together an amazing amount of work since she first began working at ALTEC over 10 years ago. Among her myriad accomplishments, she founded the Foreign Language Technology Program which has helped propel many a graduate student and CU language instructor into the fruitful integration of technology into their teaching. She also founded the Elevate Graduate Certificate which is essentially the equivalent of 1/2 of a Masters. … (read review blog)


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Eighth Annual SLA Workshop

Mark Knowles - August 16th-18th - Hellems 145

This August, ALTEC will put on its eighth annual SLA Workshop. Feel in need a life-changing event? Put this on your calendar. You cannot win the lotto if you don't buy a ticket. From 1 to 3:00 each day. The Fall SLA Workshops are free and open to anyone with an interest in attending. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytell

Sabrina Janczak - Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 3:00 PM - Hellems 145

Come learn about Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) from this year's Teacher of the Year: Sabrina Janczak.

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Eighth Annual SLA Workshop

Mark Knowles - Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 at 1:00 PM, Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 1:00 PM, Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 1:00 PM - Hellems 145

Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Applied Linguistics during the summer when it hosts a multi-week workshop in SLA. Topics have ranged from an overview of the main schools of SLA to Writing in a Foreign Language to the 2012 topic of "Beyond Methods," inspired by the 2002 book of the same name by B. Kumaravadivelu.

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Elevate Fall Courses

Our Graduate Certificate Fall courses are open for enrollment! We offer 3 online Graduate Courses for the Fall. LGTC 5045: Virtual Immersion Exchange (1cr) 6 week course: August 20th to October 1st, 2016 ($480), LGTC 5020: Language Technology Foundation 10 week course: September 3rd to November 12th, 2016 ($1140), and LGTC 5050: Practicum 10 week course: October 8th to December 17th, 2016 ($1140) Register now!

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Fall 2016 non-credit courses

Registration for the fall semester will open July 1st for our non-credit language classes! This Fall we will be offering various levels of Japanese, Russian, Polish, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish, Swahili, Africa in French! Sign-up soon! Classes start August 22nd - Registration opens July 1st!

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