NFLRC Intensive Summer Institute:
Pragmatics in Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)
June 13-20, 2018 • University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
At various points in our lives, we each find ourselves immersed in experiences that move us in deeply powerful ways, inspiring intellectual change, personal transformation, and social action. Join us in exploring the use of project-based language learning (PBLL) as a framework for crafting compelling environments and experiences for language learners. During the NFLRC 2018 Intensive Summer Institute held at the National Foreign Language Resource Center in Hawai’i, inservice K–16 world language educators will learn how to orchestrate rich, experiential language learning opportunities that draw on a diverse array of disciplines, including pragmatics. After participating in an abbreviated, face-to-face, project-based language learning experience, each participant will design a well-scaffolded project for use in their own language classes. Join a team of experts with background in PBLL, language pedagogy, pragmatics, and assessment in redefining what it means to teach, transforming what it is possible for students to learn and discovering how to craft more compelling lives for ourselves in the process!
Note: This is not a beginner’s workshop. Applicants must first earn a digital badge from the 2018 Fundamentals of PBLL Online Institute as a prerequisite. Seats are limited and applications are competitive. Preference will be given to applicants currently working at U.S. community colleges and/or minority-serving institutions as well as teaching less commonly taught languages.
March 31, 2018: Deadline for meeting all badge criteria for the 2017 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute (Digital Badge should be received no later than April 5, 2018)
April 15, 2018: Intensive Summer Institute (ISI) application deadline
April 30, 2018: ISI Selection Results Notification
June 13-20, 2018: Intensive Summer Institute at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa