STARTALK Workshops


Workshop: Interviews with Professionals as an Effective Strategy for Increasing Language Proficiency and Accuracy in Heritage and Immersion Students

presented by Dr. Svetlana Abramova and Dr. Michele Anciaux Aoki

Tuesday February 9, 2015 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Location:
UW Condon Hall 601A

Note that the UW Language Learning Center has moved to Condon Hall between NE 41st St and Campus Parkway on 12th Ave NE while Denny Hall is being remodeled. The room is 601A.

Street parking is limited to 2 hours, so you might try one of the medical center parking lots on Roosevelt.

This workshop is sponsored by the UW STARTALK program and UW Language Immersion Committee.

Cost:3 free Clock Hours available from WAFLT

Workshop open to any Heritage Language, Dual Language Immersion, World Language, or ELL Teachers. Space is limited.

Description: One of the most effective mini-units in the UW’s STARTALK Student Program for Russian heritage speakers has been the Interviews with Professionals. The unit consists of three lessons: Preparing for the Interview, Conducting the Interview, and Writing Formal Thank-you Letters. Over the past five years, the Russian heritage students have had the opportunity to hear from and interact with Russian-speaking professionals from Microsoft, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, the University of Washington Slavic and Mathematics Departments, Philips, and many others. The UW STARTALK team would like to share these lesson plans with other teachers who work with heritage and immersion students middle to high school age, with proficiency at the Intermediate to Advanced levels. During the three-hour workshop, Dr. Svetlana Abramova will share what you need to do to engage the students and prepare them to be successful in communicating in a formal, professional style. Members of the UW Language Immersion Committee will be available to help identify professionals who speak the language to interview. Participants will have access to the Language Learning Center lab to work on tailoring the lesson plans to meet the needs of their language and their students so that when they leave, they’ll be ready to invite their guests and teach their class.

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University of Washington Language Learning Center Seattle, WA 98195-4340    Phone:(206) 543-0536     Email: startalk@uw.edu