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"Le langage est une peau : je frotte mon langage contre l'autre. C'est comme si j'avais des mots en guise de doigts, ou des doigts au bout de mes mots. Mon langage tremble de d├ęsir." Roland Barthes

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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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Late Start Summer Courses

Join us for our all NEW Late Summer Schedule: Mid July - Mid August! We're offering Spanish 2, French 2, and Beginning Hindi. All of our language courses are non-credit. The summer courses run twice a week for 5 weeks from 5:30-7pm. Register now!

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Late Start Summer Spanish 2

This class builds upon the basic knowledge and skills acquired in Level 1. Material to be reviewed: the present tense, irregular verbs and "me gusta", ser and estar. New material: the preterite and imperfect tenses, indirect and direct object pronouns, and gustar. Vocabulary topics will include: food, dress, work, and the environment. The summer courses run twice a week for 5 weeks from 5:30-7pm. Register now!

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Fall Elevate Courses

Our Graduate Certificate Fall courses will be open for registration soon! We offer 3 online Graduate Courses for the Fall: LGTC 5045: Virtual Immersion Exchange, LGTC 5020: Language Technology Foundation, LGTC 5050: Practicum Register Opening soon!

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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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ALTEC uses a mailing list to spread information about its various events: workshops, guest speakers, grants, language classes, job opportunities, etc. Please join our mailing listif you want to stay in the loop.

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Summer Schedule

Mon-Thur: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Fall and Spring Schedule

Mon-Thur: 8:30am - 8:00pm
Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm

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Library is closed during campus breaks. Library will be closed August 1st-19th.


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