The ALTEC Newsletter was revived as an electronic newsletter in Spring of 2008. At the start of the fall and spring semesters we appraise the language teachers of the upcoming events and discuss anything new at ALTEC available to help them.
In this newsletter, Mark Knowles advocates in favor of language diversity in the work place. ALTEC announces the launching of a new language technology program for K-12 teachers as well as a new Startalk grant to teach Hindi/Urdu to high school students.
Mark Knowles discusses controversial statements according to which learning a second language is becoming an unnecessary skill to acquire since English is increasingly establishing itself as the global language. The newsletter discusses additions to the ALTEC website and the upcoming SOCALLT conference on the Boulder campus this spring of 2012.
Mark Knowles discusses the growing number of language immersion schools in Colorado and nationwide. ALTEC explains our summer renovation projects, announces the recent acquisition of an Interactive Whiteboard system, congratulates this year's FLTP graduates and publishes the list of non-credit language classes offered this fall.
Mark Knowles discusses recent trends in foreign language enrollment. We show off the recent acquisitions as well as discuss plans to decorate the newly renovated PC classroom. We include this semester's schedules for the course re-design contests, Share Fair call for proposal and FLTP workshops. This year the SLA workshop will take place in August.
Our Director, Mark Knowles discusses recent cognitive research on whether or not languages are shaping the way we think. Winners from the spring 2010 course re-design contest are announced. We show off the updates from the summer including upgrades to room 152 and the new video streaming services.
Our Director, Mark Knowles, discusses the need for a wider investment in language learning beyond language fads. Polish and Tibetan are taught as the first languages for the ALTEC DILS program. ALTEC is looking for ideas for the PC Classroom, videos for the Video Shorts Contest, and proposals for Course Re-Design Projects. Finally we provide the schedules for ALTEC sponsored workshops, brown bags, and Share Fair.
Our Director, Mark Knowles, discusses recovering and preserving audio and the linguistics to be found in old audio treasures. He also reviews the results of the Course (Re)Design project. Congratulations are given to the best FLTP portfolio for the year. We review the workshops and courses held by ALTEC for K-12, Second Language Acquisition, and Online Course Design.
Our new Director, Mark Knowles, introduces himself and discusses what he is finding at his new position. Continued renovations on the Mac Classroom (Hellems 145) include a projector system. The FLTP has its own webite now. In addition to FLTP workshops ALTEC is running a number of K-12 Outreach workshops. ALTEC asks for Course (Re)Design Projects, Share Fair presentations, and candidates for the language lead program.
Our Interim Director, Heather Beasley, introduces the renovations at ALTEC and the new Director Mark Knowles. ALTEC opened its workshops to the K-12 at the Summer Institute on Language Technology. Edwige Simon talks about the new online classes and modules that she has created. Finally we congratulate three Foreign Language Technology Certificate recipients.
The Interim Director, Heather Beasley, introduces the first electronic ALTEC Newsletter. The new newsletter starts out by looking at the FLTP program, and the Staff Language Classes. ALTEC also puts out a call for short videos related to learning languages as part of it's Video Shorts Contest.