Archive for February, 2010

SIT INTERLINK Fellowship Announced

February 10, 2010

INTERLINK Language Centers and SIT Graduate Institute

Three-year Teaching Fellowships

June 21, 2010 – August 2013

INTERLINK Language Centers and SIT Graduate Institute are pleased to announce teaching fellowships for 2010-13.  Fellows enhance their teaching effectiveness through study in SIT’s MA in Teaching ESOL and employment at the Saudi INTERLINK Language Centers (SILC).  Fellowships consist of two summers of full-time study in Vermont, USA, and, at the Saudi INTERLINK Language Center at Al Yamamah University (YU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a one-year supervised internship and two years of full-time employment. (more…)

SIT Representatives Near You

February 8, 2010

Do you live near these places?  SIT representatives will be there!  If you are an alum, a prospective student, or a friend of SIT by your own definition, please come say hello! (more…)

Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening

February 4, 2010

Direct recordings from sets of brain cells revealed that three fundamentally distinct aspects of language (meaning, structure, and word sounds) are computed in a small part of the brain and in a tightly-timed sequence. (Illustration / Ned T. Sahin, PhD)

Reading, writing, speaking and listening are the four primary language skills.  They can be considered in several ways.  Here’s a common one:

  • Expressive: speaking, writing.  A person can express themselves using language in these ways.
  • Receptive: listening, reading.  A person receives someone else’s self-expression.

The enhancing of these language skills occurs in classrooms, on the job, and in just plain old living.  For language teachers, the ways of science, art, and parents everywhere have been utilized in various forms to increase both first and second language competency.

Let’s look at science. (more…)

New Scholarship for Tibetans

February 1, 2010

The Trace Foundation announces a new scholarship!  Designed as in-service training for English teachers in Qinghai and Gansu provinces, the scholarship was created to increase individuals’ capacities.

To apply, please follow Trace Foundation application instructions.  Application deadline is March 15, 2010.