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
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
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?
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
The STARTALK Russian Student Program at UW has published a new information sheet for students and parents.
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.
The STARTALK Program in Russian for students and teachers will be holding a brief information session Friday May 20, 2011 6:30-7:30 pm at 19510 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA 98011.
For more information, refer to the STARTALK UW website or download the flier.
Watch videos from the recent conference at Columbia University:
The STARTALK Russian Teacher Program at UW has made their registration form available to interested educators.
STARTALK Russian Teacher Program Application
The STARTALK Teacher Program, Preparing Russian Teachers for the 21st Century, aims to enroll ten or more teachers who are working toward obtaining a P-12 World Language Endorsement in Russian for teaching Russian . . . → Read More: UW STARTALK Russian Teacher Program Application Form Now Available