"If I had any tips for other students who have yet to take advantage of this opportunity [to take the STAMP test], I would tell them it is definitely worth it! It saves time, money, and lets you focus on classes in your major by fulfilling this language requirement faster."
-Emily (Class of 2019)
Hold the date! Professional Development in World Languages
The Department of Modern Languages will offer a 1-Day Oral Proficiency Interview Familiarization Workshop for teachers of world languages on Saturday, August 16, 2014 from 8:00 – 3:30 on the WKU Main Campus, Ivan Wilson Fine Arts Center room 264, in Bowling Green.
Who should participate?
This one-day workshop is an introduction to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, ACTFL Rating Scale, and the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. The workshop is for teachers of any world language at any level who want to improve instruction and assessment in world languages. The workshop will also help teachers prepare their students to meet WKU's new Colonnade Program language requirement of Novice High.
Who is the presenter?
Dr. James Wilkins, professor of French, is an experienced, certified trainer for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
What does it cost?
The fee is $35 and includes materials, lunch and a teacher gift. The deadline to register is August 8th. To reserve your spot, register by sending your contact information (name, school, mailing address, email, phone) and a check made out to WKU to:
Department of Modern Languages (1-day OPI)
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #31029
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029
What have past participants said?
"It was time well spent – and enjoyable, too. I have a better idea how to create level-appropriate speaking prompts for my students! Thank you!"
"I am really glad I decided to come, even though it was on a Saturday. Very worthwhile."
Will I get PD credit?
The Department will issue a certificate to those who complete the workshop, indicating 6.5 hours of PD.
Click on "Assessment and PD" to read about workshops led by certified ACTFL trainers: http://www.actfl.org/.
Click on "Placement" to read about the Colonnade Program of general education at WKU: http://www.wku.edu/modernlanguages/.
Still have questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 270-745-2401.
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