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Continuing Ed, ALTEC Grant Announcement

Mark Knowles - Thursday February 9th

ALTEC and Continuing Education today are announcing a grant program intended to develop enhancements to our language programs so majors and minors can more efficiently connect hard-won, (ACTFL intermediate-high through advanced) skills to a professional goal. This could be done with a course for academic credit, a non-academic credit workshop, a lecture series, or a CU Global Seminar. A less-than-exhaustive list of the purposes of these grant … (read review blog)


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Jing with Screencast

Naomi Wahls - Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 at 3:00 PM - Hellems 145

Learn how to create short 5 min. videos using Jing and Screencast (FREE tools).

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Leslie Davison - Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 3:00 PM - Hellems 152

Love Comprehensible Input techniques? Check out MovieTalk with Leslie Davison! "MovieTalk is a powerful, enjoyable technique that you can use to boost your students' second-language listening comprehension. All you need is a collection of suitable movies on DVD, equipment for showing them to your class, and knowledge of the technique itself." For more information, see the following 2 pages :

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SLA Reading Group

Dr. Mark Knowles - Thursday, April 20th, 2017 at 3:30 PM - Hellems 152

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