The Center for Latin American Studies, in collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of Utah, is pleased to offer professional development workshops for instructors of Indigenous languages of Latin America.
CLAS brings together instructors of Indigenous languages of Latin America in the Taller de Lenguas Indígenas de América Latina to present, share, and discuss methods, materials, resources, challenges, and successes specific to the teaching of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL), specifically Indigenous languages of Latin America, in the U.S. classroom. Working sessions are dedicated to the development of materials and plans that participants can take back to their institutions.
To receive more information about the next workshop, please contact Molly Aufdermauer at email@example.com.
Workshops are conducted in Spanish.
October 12, 2018
Participants engaged in a workshop on curriculum design with Ali Miano, Coordinator of the Spanish Language Program and Lecturer in Spanish at Stanford University.
March 8-10, 2018
During this three-day workshop, instructors presented strategies, methods, and materials relating to the teaching of Indigenous languages of Latin America. Discussions were focused on the development of learning objectives, syllabi, and teaching materials.
October 28, 2017
This workshop continued the conversation started in the March 2017 workshop on Stanford Campus. Participants discussed curriculum design, pedagogy, and the use of technology in the Indigenous language classroom.
March 6-10, 2017
- quality instructional practice;
- syllabus design best practices;
- the use of technology in the Indigenous language classroom, including distance learning;
- language classroom observations; and
- an intensive two-day ACTFL Modified OPI Assessment Workshop, conducted by an ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) certified trainer. Participants learned techniques for administering and rating the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) at the Novice and Intermediate levels, as well as how to apply proficiency principles to classroom practice.