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CTLR Student Staff Reception!

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YOU are invited to a CTLR Student Staff Reception!
CTLR Student Staff, FYSMs, Peer Writing and Content Tutor are all invited to
come enjoy some refreshments and good company
on MONDAY May 9th, 4:30-5:30pm
in the CTLR

This is a celebration in your honor
And our way of saying thank you for all your dedication and hard work!

TESL/TEFL certificate program for Middlebury students-March 2nd at 4:30pm, in Twilight 301

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Dear Peer Writing Tutors,
This is a great opportunity to learn something valuable over the summer. Shawna Shapiro will be joining us for training next week.
Mary Ellen Bertolini

Dear students,
We are proud to announce that the website for the TESL/TEFL certificate program in Chile is now live. It’s at go/TESL if you’re on campus, or http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/resources/cso/students/resources/careerlibrary/international.language/tesl-tefl if you’re off-campus.
Thanks, and hope to see some of you on March 2nd
Shawna
TESL/TEFL certificate program for Middlebury students

NOTE:
An informational meeting about this program will be held Wednesday, March 2nd at 4:30pm, in Twilight 301
Flyers will also be available at the Education in Action fair on Monday February 28th.

Dates: June 13th -July 15th , 2011
Location: Santiago, Chile.
Cost: $3000 including tuition, materials, and lodging/meals in local homestay. ($2300 without homestay)
Primary Instructors:
Dr. Shawna Shapiro (faculty in Writing and Linguistics programs) and Dr. Jeffrey Stevenson (Director for Schools Abroad in Mexico and Chile)
Description:
A TESL/TEFL certificate is one of the most widely recognized credentials for teaching English across the world. Although there are a number of certificate programs available, the quality of such programs can vary widely. This program is tailored specifically to the needs, interests, and backgrounds of Middlebury students—particularly those who are interested in teaching English to Spanish-speaking populations. The curriculum draws on participants’ own language learning experience, and also places strong emphasis on social justice, through partnership with organizations that work with underprivileged populations.

Our program includes a 15-hour teaching practicum, in which participants will observe, assist, and teach under the guidance of highly-experienced mentor teachers. Those completing the certificate may have the opportunity to pursue longer-term teaching internships in Santiago or other locations in Latin America. This program follows recommendations put forth by the TESOL association, and its graduates will be well-prepared to teach English in an effective and ethical manner.

For more information, or if you are unable to attend the information meeting on March 2nd (details above), please contact
Shawna Shapiro (sshapiro@middlebury.edu) or Jeffrey Stevenson (jstevens@middlebury.edu).

Session #4—Writing and Speaking Across the Disciplines

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Session #4—Writing and Speaking Across the Disciplines
(Thursday, October 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m., CTLR Library 225)

  • Tell us the writing expectations and guidelines of your major.
  • Getting comfortable giving oral presentations.

Writing in the Disciplines Handout: 09FallWID

Useful Oral Presentation Handouts

Added on October 15: Yonna McShane has a great Oral Presentation Rubric that she uses with her class and in her ACE training. I’m uploading it for you here to work with your students: Oral Presentation Yonna’s Rubric

The next makeup session will take place after the break.

No Drop in tutoring on Sunday, October 11 or on Monday, October 12.

Drop in Tutoring will resume on Tuesday, October 13th 7:30-midnight in CTLR.

Upcoming special sessions:

  1. Working with Multilingual students: Thursday, October 22 4:30-5:30, CTLR
  2. RefWorks Workshops: Monday, October 19 at 7:00 PM, Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 PM