Indiana University has been selected as the site for the 2020 – 2021 Language Flagship Teacher Training Workshop on innovative approaches to advanced language and culture instruction. The $200,000 award from the Institute of International Education will help IU and its Flagship programs leverage the pedagogical expertise accumulated by the Flagship programs to disseminate proven teaching techniques among the Flagship community, Project GO, and Language Training Center instructors, as well as the entire US language instructor community.
The project begins with a series of synchronous online workshops on best practices for instructors of Russian, led by Indiana University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Portland State University Flagship faculty and external experts. During these training sessions, participants will produce teaching materials that they will test “live” during the 2021 Indiana University’s Language Workshop in June-July, 2021.
In October, Indiana University will deliver a series of workshops and practicums for instructors in Arabic and Chinese Flagship programs. By the end of the funded period, Indiana University will produce a series of online teacher-training modules on current best practices for independent or guided instructor training.