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Nobel Prize for Literature Day

Mark Knowles - Thursday October 13th

19 years ago the Swedish Academy surprised the world when it awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature to Dario Fo, the controversial Italian playwright, whose authored works include Mistero Buffo and Accidental Death of an Anarchist. Dario Fo told the Academy in his acceptance speech, “Yours is an act of courage that borders on provocation.” He combined a love for commedia dell'arte with commentary on many important social issues such as worker … (read review blog)


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TESOL Study Abroad in China

TESOL at CU Boulder - Monday, October 25th, 2016 at 5pm

Spend five weeks in Chengdu, exploring Chinese culture through English teaching! You%92ll have the opportunity to participate in field-based learning by visiting local classrooms and connecting with English language learners and teachers. Additional seminars in Tai Chi, Calligraphy, and Chinese language will deepen your understanding of Chinese culture. LING 3800 is open to all majors. It counts towards the linguistic major or minor. It will also be a core course for the upcoming undergraduate TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate starting spring 2017. Learn more at the upcoming info session: Mon 10/25 5-6:00 p.m. in C4C S435 - Find out more about CU Boulder Study Abroad

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Teaching Proficiency through Reading & Storytellin

Sabrina Janczak - Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 4:30 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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Fall 2016 non-credit courses

Late Fall Classes are still starting! We will be offering various levels of Japanese, Russian, Polish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Swahili, Africa in French! Sign-up soon! Classes start this week - Register now!

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Design for Success

Naomi Wahls - Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 3:00 PM - Hellems 145

This workshop focuses on designing print or digital materials for instruction or promotion. You do NOT need to be a graphic designer to come to the workshop. Be comfortable with a tool that you would like to use. The workshop will focus on elements of design to allow the reader to focus on the instruction or promotional material and maximize interest.

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Preparing to Write a Teaching Philosophy

Anne Becher - Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 at 10:00 AM - Hellems 145

Whether you are writing a teaching philosophy or statement, this workshop will help you think through what you might want to include and provide you with examples of teaching philosophies. Lead by Professor Anne Becher from the Spanish and Portuguese department, this workshop is a great asset to any educator or aspiring educator.

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SLA Reading Group

Dr. Mark Knowles - Thursday, October 27th, 2016 at 3:30 PM, Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 3:30 PM - Hellems 152

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