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Tadriis Arabic Teaching Methods
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The Tadriis site is a multimedia online Arabic teacher training intended for Arabic teachers in the U.S. and abroad. It covers the latest in K-16 Arabic language pedagogy, including learner centered classrooms, learning strategies, learning outcomes, learning skills, and task-based and project-based instruction. With Tadriis, users can access video samples of teacher-student interactions in Arabic classrooms, pedagogical demonstrations and teaching tips, samples of L2 Arabic language production, a glossary of key teaching terms, and suggestions for further reading. The entire site is presented in Arabic and available as a free online Open Educational Resource.

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Umbundu Brohcure
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The Umbundu language was formed from different groups of people who slowly moved from the North and formed the local/regional groups there today, and have formed political units. They have developed a sophisticated agriculture, which includes the breeding of small animals and cows. In the 16th century they took advantage of the Portuguese communities being established and formed trading routes/ agreements. With each of the routes (caravans), each group became even more independent than they had been. They appointed professional leaders and diviners. The trade thrived on slavery. When slavery decreased around 1904, so did the trade, and finally ended in 1910. This also had somewhat to do with the way trade was conducted. Since the major railway was also built in 1904, the caravans began to die out which meant that the leaders and diviners were not needed anymore.

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Tumbuka Brochure
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The Tumbuka are an ethnic group living in Malawi, Zambia and Tanzania. In the Tumbuka mythology, Chiuta is the chief deity; he is all-powerful, omniscient and self-created. Chiuta literally means Great Bow and is symbolised in the sky by the rainbow. He is also a god of rain and fertility. Tumbuka, like most African languages, has many myths that constitute its cultural heritage.These myths, told around fires at night, often to the accompaniment of drumming and choral responses, aim to teach children moral behavior and to entertain. these vidokoni (fictitious stories) have a moral behind them.

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ICC 2022: Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity and Access Extended Proposal Submission Deadline June 21, 2021 A hybrid event, in Tucson, Arizona, and online, with plenary speakers: * Uju Anya, Pennsylvania State University, USA * Maria Dasli, University of Edinburgh, Scotland * Jennifer Pipitone, College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA In January 2022, the eighth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence (ICC) will be a hybrid event on the theme of "Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity and Access." Presentations will focus on the ways in which intercultural communication and the teaching and learning thereof have been shaped through mobility – both virtual and physical. Of particular interest are contributions that address how the changing state of intercultural communication has been shaped by a world that is simultaneously more and less mobile, for example, due to differences in access among learners or to changing circumstances, such as the current global health crisis. Proposals will be submitted as one of five types: paper presentation, symposium, roundtable discussion, poster, and workshop. See the complete submission guidelines for more about the conference theme and the format of these presentations, proposal restrictions and limitations, access to the online proposal submission form, and notification dates, etc. Proposal Submission Deadline: June 4, 2021. Full Call for Proposals and Submission Guidelines: https://icc.arizona.edu/2022cfp/ Registration for ICC 2020 will open in the Fall.

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This series will highlight how online language instructors can use the Social Emotional Learning Framework to engage students in the virtual classroom and enhance the experience and satisfaction of learning a language online. Topics will include highlighting learner self awareness, promoting self management and self motivation, expanding social awareness through online extracurricular activities, teaching responsible decision making through storytelling and building positive relationship skills in a supportive way. Webinar Dates (Thursdays): Jan 27 | Feb 3 | Feb 10 | Feb 17 | Feb 24 2:00-3:30 pm (Hawaii Standard Time) 4:00-5:30 pm (Pacific) 5:00-6:30 pm (Mountain) 6:00-7:30 pm (Central) 7:00-8:30 pm (Eastern) Registration deadline: January 27, 2022 To register, see the presenter lineups, and optional digital badge information, visit our webpage: https://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/olp2022/

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The Department of Linguistics and the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa invites scholars working on Southeast Asian linguistics to the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS), May 19-21, 2022, with a special virtual poster session on May 13, 2022. SEALS 31 (2022) will be a hybrid conference, held concurrently in-person (on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa) and online.

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