A Second Language Acquisition Certificate Program for LCTL Instructors Date: May 20th - May 31

Starts:  May 20, 2013 00:00 (CT)
Ends:  May 31, 2013 00:00 (CT)

A Second Language Acquisition Certificate Program for LCTL Instructors

Date: May 20th - May 31st 2013

Application Deadline: November 16, 2012   


As interest in Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) learning and teaching increases, so does the need to prepare graduate students, teaching assistants who are planning to pursue LCTL teaching as a profession and faculty members in the field who need retooling.  The 2013 Summer Institute has been designed to help meet this need.  It will train fellows in a number of crucial areas central to the effective operation of an LCTL Program.


Program Description  

The program consists of a two-week intensive introduction to

a)    Teaching the skills of Speaking and Listening in the    

     LCTL Classroom;

b)    Teaching the Skills of Writing and Reading in the

     LCTL Classroom; 

c)     Testing and Assessing the Four Skills in the 

             LCTL Classroom;

       d)      Lesson Planning and Classroom Management.


Participants will move from a theoretical overview to hands-on practice in teaching the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing, and assessing them.



 Fees and related costs

The NALRC will cover the program fees (such as registration fees, administration costs and instruction costs) for all selected applicants.  Other expenses, such as transportation, food, lodging, and books will be the responsibility of each participant's LCTL Program. 


Participants are encouraged to ask for support from their respective language or area studies programs to cover expenses that the NALRC will not cover.




Graduate students in good standing in any LCTL language, linguistics, cultural studies, literature, second language acquisition, or any related field at an accredited institution of higher education are eligible.  LCTL language instructors and scholars may also apply. Preference will be given to those who have not attended the Institute before. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate serious interest in LCTL language learning and teaching.  



Application Process

Applicants should submit a letter of application and supporting documents for the 2013 Summer Institute by November 16, 2012.  Applicants will be notified of selection by November 30, 2012. Supporting documents include:

  • a CV
  • two letters of recommendation indicating the importance of the training for the applicant.  (One of the letters must be from the executive officer of the applicant's home department or LCTL studies program, or Program's Language Coordinator.)

You can submit your application and supporting documents through the electronic mail nalrc@indiana.edu.



If you have a foreign visa, please speak with Amber Kennedy Kent at 812-856-3699 or e-mail nalrc@indiana.edu.



The 2013 Summer Institute is a residential program held on the campus of Indiana Univeristy.