Fulbright FLTA Orientations 2012

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

In response to the Institute of International Educations Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Summer Orientation RFP, the ASU Melikian Center proposes to host two five-day summer orientation programs. Conducted on the Tempe Arizona State University (ASU) campus in metropolitan Phoenix and extending from August 27 to August 31, 2012 and from any other 5-day period between July 31 and August 26, the orientations will: i) present an introduction to U.S. academic institutions; ii) provide an overview of Fulbright goals and traditions; iii) introduce latest best practices in language instruction; iv) enable participants to witness the rich diversity of U.S. culture and student life; v) facilitate FLTAs transition into the program, promoting in the process a scholarly exchange between the FLTAs themselves and the ASU project team. The orientation addresses these goals through interactive learning, rich cultural programming, and engaging team-building activities. The ASU project team sees these sessions as a true exchange and expects to benefit from the international scholarly exchange that will occur during micro-teaching and interactive sessions. Over the past decade, ASUs Melikian Center has developed a strong record of successful management of short-term training programs and academic seminars for visiting international scholars and professionals, including the hosting of FLTAs. All orientation programming underscores ASUs commitment to instructional excellence, practical relevance, diversity, and well-executed planning and implementation. ASU was excited to work with FLTAs last summer and in 2010 and looks forward to capitalizing on the lessons learned in 2010 and 2011 to provide an even better orientation experience in 2012.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date5/25/129/24/12

Funding

  • US Department of State (DOS): $65,586.00

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