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Summer Institute Highlights
Guitars in the Classroom (Spanish)  
Francophonie (French)
(Chinese)
Teacher Training Teaching Strategies at GWU Teaching College Arabic Simulating a Souq
Global Careers Hispanic Caucus, Gonzalez Dept of Commerce, Buangan Dept of Commerce, Choi
NSEP, Falat NSEP, Collier NVTC, Jordan
Hangout Interviews Puerto Rico, Bayoan (Spanish) Argentina, Natalia (Spanish) Germany, Leo and Sophia (German)
Critical Languages JACKS graduation JACKS graduation-Arabic JACKS graduation-Korean
Russian Webcasts Russian Webcasts    
Arabic Webcasts Arabic Webcasts    

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Simulating a Souq in Arabic Class by Rana Abdul-Aziz

This video was filmed at the NCLRC STARTalk Summer Institute called Hands On Arabic K-12. This is a 15 minute interpersonal communication information-gap activity to culminate a lesson around Arab clothing and colors taught by other instructors. Students are briefly introduced to the idea of an Arab market/bazaar and are asked to re-enact it. Watch an online version or download in iTunes.

See the Arabic K-12 Teachers' Network Website

Learn about the STARTALK program

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Teaching Arabic
Mahmoud Al-Batal, Ph.D and Martha Schulte-Nafeh, Ph.D.

Mahmoud Al-Batal Ph.D., coauthor of the Al-Kitaab textbook series and Martha Schulte-Nafeh Ph.D. conduct a teacher workshop focused on developing reading strategies for college students of Arabic. This workshop was part of the 2007 NCLRC Arabic Teacher Training Institutes. Watch an online version or download in iTunes.

If you would like more information regarding the 2009 NCLRC Arabic Teacher Training Summer Institute, please click here.

For information regarding NMELRC's 2009 Summer Workshop, please click here.

Teaching Strategies at GWU
Anna Uhl Chamot, Ph.D and Jill Robbins, Ph.D

Drs. Chamot and Robbins present a teacher training class with strategies for getting students actively involved in classroom learning. Teachers learn to model metacognitive processes while thinking aloud during reading tasks. Explicit learning strategy instruction is demonstrated using animal mascots. Watch an online version or download in iTunes.

Guitars in the Classroom

Music helps students integrate what they have learned in a world language. Participants who have never played the guitar learn how to play simple cords to accompany Spanish songs which can be easily integrated into an existing curriculum and used to enhance and enrich the classroom experience. This Guitars in the Classroom workshop is generously sponsored by Godin Guitars, Dunlop Manufacturing, and The John and Joan D'Addario Foundation. Participants take home a free guitar. Watch an online version or download in iTunes.

If you would like more information regarding the 2009 Guitars in the Spanish Language Classroom Summer Institute, please click here.

Leo from Berlin

This video podcast is part of NCLRC's Culture Club Hangout, where teens from around the world answer questions about their lives.While visiting California, 15-year-old Leo and his sister, Sophia, recorded this interview in German for NCLRC's Culture Club. See the transcript of the interview here. Watch an online version or download in iTunes.

Sophia from Berlin

This video podcast is part of NCLRC's Culture Club Hangout, where teens from around the world answer questions about their lives. While visiting California, 17-year-old Sophia and her brother, Leo, recorded this interview in German for NCLRC's Culture Club. See the transcript of the interview here. Watch an online version or download in iTunes.

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Flag La FrancophonieIntroducing La Francophonie
Marcel LaVergne Ed.D.

This is a highlight from NCLRC's 2008 French Immersion institute, which was co-sponsored by the Embassy of France. In this video, Marcel LaVergne explains La Francophonie. Watch an online version (for fast connections) or download in iTunes

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Live interview with Bayoan, from Puerto Rico

Adrian Brito interviews a friend from Puerto Rico, Bayoan, at NCLRC headquarters in Washington, DC. This video podcast is part of NCLRC's Culture Club Hangout, where teens from around the world answer questions about their lives. Bayoan has strong opinions about the US and international politics, as you will find when you watch to this podcast. WATCH.

For more information, see teachers' guide and interview questions in various languages: Transcripts in Spanish and English are available in the Culture Club Hangout.

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Live interview with Natalia, an Argentinean who lives in Puerto Rico

Adrian Brito interviews a friend in Puerto Rico, Natalia, who is from Argentina. This is part of NCLRC's Culture Club Hangout, where teens from around the world answer questions about their lives. You can download the transcript of this interview here.
Download & Watch or Go to the iTunes podcast

See teachers' guide to classroom activities and interview questions in various languages.

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Maritza G. Gonzalez, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Global Career Opportunities & Languages

Global Career Opportunities & Languages is a forum held on February 27, 2007 at George Washington University’s Marvin Center, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the forum was to inform young people of the potential careers they might find that would It was presented by the National Museum of Language (NML), in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC). This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Maritza G. Gonzalez a Fellow with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, chaired by Congresswoman Grace Flores Napolitano. Maritza was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She is a recent graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelors degree in Neuroscience and minor in Spanish. Maritza plans on becoming a physician with a background in promotion of public health within the Latino community. WATCH

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Richard L. Buangan, Department of Commerce, Global Career Opportunities & Languages

Global Career Opportunities & Languages is a forum held on February 27, 2007 at George Washington University’s Marvin Center, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the forum was to inform young people of the potential careers they might find that would It was presented by the National Museum of Language (NML), in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC). This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Richard L. Buangan who joined the United States Foreign Service in 1999 and is currently enrolled in Chinese Mandarin language training to prepare him for his next assignment as Deputy Press Spokesman at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China in 2008. Richard served as Special Assistant to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice. He is the recipient of the Department of State’s Superior Honor Award. Born and raised in San Diego, California, Buangan holds a BA in Political Science and Economics Magna Cum Laude from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, and speaks French and Spanish. WATCH

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Michael Choi, Department of Commerce, Global Career Opportunities & Languages

Global Career Opportunities & Languages is a forum held on February 27, 2007 at George Washington University’s Marvin Center, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the forum was to inform young people of the potential careers they might find that would It was presented by the National Museum of Language (NML), in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC). This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Michael Choi an NSEP Flagship Fellowship in 2004 who studied advanced Korean. He now works as an International Trade Specialist focusing on Korea/Taiwan with the Market Access and Compliance section of the International Trade Administration within the Department of Commerce. WATCH

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Stacia Falat, National Security Education Program (NSEP), Global Career Opportunities & Languages

Global Career Opportunities & Languages is a forum held on February 27, 2007 at George Washington University’s Marvin Center, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the forum was to inform young people of the potential careers they might find that would It was presented by the National Museum of Language (NML), in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC). This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Stacia Falat a Research Specialist supporting NSEP award recipients who are seeking federal positions to fulfill their service requirement. WATCH

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Edmond Collier, National Security Education Program (NSEP), Global Career Opportunities & Languages

Global Career Opportunities & Languages is a forum held on February 27, 2007 at George Washington University’s Marvin Center, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the forum was to inform young people of the potential careers they might find that would It was presented by the National Museum of Language (NML), in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC). This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Edmond Collier the Deputy Director of the National Security Education Program (NSEP). He wrote the guidance that established procedures for NSEP. Dr. Collier directs the program's external affairs and chairs the Service Committee, which approves federal work done by NSEP award recipients. WATCH

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Everette Jordan, National Virtual Translation Center, Global Career Opportunities & Languages

Global Career Opportunities & Languages is a forum held on February 27, 2007 at George Washington University’s Marvin Center, in Washington, DC. The purpose of the forum was to inform young people of the potential careers they might find that would It was presented by the National Museum of Language (NML), in collaboration with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), and the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC). This segment is a highlight of the talk given by Everette Jordan the founding Director of the Intelligence Community's National Virtual Translation Center. In this role, he and his staff have created a national cadre of translators whose mission is to handle the overflow of foreign language material needing translation by the various agencies and bureaus within the Intelligence Community. A translator by training, Mr. Jordan has held several working-level, managerial, administrative, and staff positions within the Intelligence Community and Capitol Hill. Realizing that language ability is a perishable commodity, he works to maintain his proficiency in Arabic, Russian, and Spanish. He holds a B.A. in Russian from the University of Md. and an M.A. in Theology from St. Mary's Seminary in Baltimore. WATCH

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Effective Clasroom Interaction
NCLRC 2006 Summer Institutes

Hong Gang Jin presented an NCLRC Summer Institute May 25, 2006 on the topic, Teaching Techniques for Effective Classroom Interaction. In this video, you can see highlights of that institute, including her discussion of interaction, types of questions teachers should ask, and activities to promote interaction. You will also see participants planning and discussing lessons they created to promote interaction in their Chinese language classrooms. WATCH
If you'd like to sign up for Dr. Jin's institute this summer, see our schedule and register here: http://nclrc.org/profdev/nclrc_inst_pres/summer_inst.html

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Capital City Chinatown
Friday September 15, 2006

This is a product of NCLRC's Video Production Summer Institute taught by Rich Robin of George Washington University in July, 2006. It is a tour of DC's Chinatown, narrated in Chinese. Dr. Robin will be giving a workshop at ACTFL on Video Production, too. WATCH

JACKS Graduation
Friday July 28, 2006

The end of the final ceremony: "I believe I can fly" sung by Jarmone Davis and accompanied by the students, teachers, and families. WATCH

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JACKS Graduation Ceremony - Arabic class
Friday July 28, 2006

Arabic students at Howard University's JACKS Program perform a Palestinian dance led by their assistant teacher, Shurouq. WATCH

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JACKS Graduation Ceremony - Korean Folk Dance
Friday July 28, 2006

The Korean class put on this traditional dance, wearing masks that represent people at different stages of life. WATCH

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