Online HSK test is offered for the first time in Washington State

On April 20th, UW Language Learning Center hosted the first on-line HSK (abbreviation for Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi, which stands for Chinese Proficient Test) in the State of Washington. HSK tests have 1-6 levels representing different difficulty levels, and 9 students took the test in Denny Hall, Room 122. This test is under the . . . → Read More: Online HSK test is offered for the first time in Washington State

A Possible Future for Education

The other day as I was reading about the Stanford professor that ran a huge online version (100,000 students) of his AI class, I had a glimpse of a future for education that I have not heard discussed previously. As we worry here at the UW about the future funding for public education I . . . → Read More: A Possible Future for Education

Does English have vowels, and can we find them?

Some years ago I thought of the following toy comp ling (Computational Linguistics) problem. I thought of it before I had ever even been aware that there was such a thing as Computational Linguistics, and I trust the folks that actually do comp ling will forgive me if I make it appear that their . . . → Read More: Does English have vowels, and can we find them?

Neuron In The Net

It’s getting loud. The party is really beginning to happen. Someone brought some chemicals and things are getting a little twisted. I look out and count 4 or 5 billion… What? 6 billion? Already? Wow, that was fast work! Looks like we’re gonna need some more chips n’ dip if we wanna keep this . . . → Read More: Neuron In The Net

STARTALK UW Student and Parent Information Sheet Now Available

The STARTALK Russian Student Program at UW has published a new information sheet for students and parents.

Visit the Startalk Website for more info

2012 AATSEEL Conference to be Held ad University of Washington

The 2012 conference for the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) will be held January 5-8, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Bellevue on Seattle’s Eastside.  For more information, please refer to the AATSEEL website.

What Future for the Less Commonly Taught Languages?

Watch videos from the recent conference at Columbia University:

http://www.lrc.columbia.edu/news/lrc-event/what-future-less-commonly-taught-languages.html

 

New Russian Flashcards Available from the LLC

Current students of Russian at the UW who are looking for ways to improve their vocabulary retention need look no further than the Russian Online Language Resource page on the LLC site.  Follow that link and scroll down to the Tools section to find flashcards to find your ticket to boning up for . . . → Read More: New Russian Flashcards Available from the LLC

Student Tech Fee Committee Reviews Proposals

The Student Tech Fee Committee is in the midst of reviewing proposals for the 2010-11 school year.  The Student Tech Fee Committee is composed of six undergraduate and three graduate students, along with four ex-officio representing University offices and the presidents of ASUW and GPSS, and it falls to them to weigh the pros . . . → Read More: Student Tech Fee Committee Reviews Proposals

Confucius Institute Announces Seattle Public Schools Startalk 5

Startalk is a program funded by the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) through the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland. Its goals are to increase the number of qualified teachers of the critical la… . . . → Read More: Confucius Institute Announces Seattle Public Schools Startalk 5