OUTREACH ACTIVITIES BY NALRC’S DIRECTOR

On-site workshops

  • Oral Proficiency Interview Training (2005)
  • Standard Based Measurement of Proficiency Workshop (2005)
  • Standard Based Measurement of Proficiency Workshop (2006)
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2000
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2001
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2002
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2003
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2004
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2005
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2006
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2007
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2008
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2009
  • Summer Institute on Professional Development for African Language Educators 2010
  • Standard/Curriculum Development and Evaluation Guidelines 2006
  • Standard/Curriculum Development and Evaluation Guidelines 2007
  • Standard/Curriculum Development and Evaluation Guidelines 2008
  • Multimedia Training for African Languages Materials Development (2009)
  • Teaching African Languages Online Course (2009)
  • Foreign Language Teaching Assistance (FLTA) Orientation and Workshop (2007)
  • FLTA Orientation and Workshop (2008)
  • FLTA Orientation and Workshop (2009)
  • Summer Cooperative African Language Institute Instructors Workshop (2005)
  • SCALI Instructors Workshop (2006)
  • SCALI Instructors Workshop (2007)
  • Ohio University LCTL Professional Development Training (2008)
  • Training for Teachers of LCTLs in South Africa (2008)
  • JNCL – NCLIS Executive Committee Meeting (2009)
  • UMD – NFLC STARTAL;K Advisory Board (2009)
  • ACTFL Training Workshop (2010)
  • Overseas Flagship trip to Nigeria and Tanzania (2009 & 2010)
  • Training of Trainers’ Workshop (2010)

Organization of Summer African Language Campts for K-12 in Kansas City, MO;Kansas City, KS; St. Louis, MO; Columbus, OH; Chicago, IL; Washington, D.C.; Boise, ID; New York, NY; (in conjunction with Dr. Olatande Soweminmo 2000)

 

NRC and/or PAL Reviews

Review of the UW-Madison Study Abroad Program at Cape Town, South Africa, and Stellenbock, South Africa (July 12-18)

 

Consultancies of the Establishment of PALs

  • Consultant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Less Commonly Taught Language Program Evaluation.  December 12, 2003
  • Consultant, Fort Valley University, Fort Valley, Georgia.  Evaluation of their African Language and African Studies Programs, September 11 and 12, 2003.
  • Consultant to Rutgers University, NJ on how to develop a viable Title VI African Studies Program, 2001
  • Consultant to the Evanston High School on how to start an African Language Program for high school students, October 2000
  • Language Tester for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to do a language proficiency test on Yoruba to prospective FBI job applicants, 2001
  • Consultant to Lionbridge Corporation in San Francisco- to translate data and check linguistic accuracy of data, 2000
  • Consultant for the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) to develop an on-line data base for Yoruba language learning and teaching materials

 

Other (Interviews and Evaluations)

External Evaluator, University of California-Los Angeles, African Studies Program (May 2009)

Grant Proposals Reviewer, International Institute on Education, National Security Education Program proposals on Language Flagship (April 2008)

External Evaluator, Cornell University, Africana Studies Center, African Languages Program (November 2008)

External Evaluator, University of California-Berkeley, African Studies Program (2008)

External Evaluator, Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) at Indiana University, July 2005, August 2006

External Evaluator, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS African Language Program, September 2005

Executive Director, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL 2004)

External Evaluator, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign African Language Program, September 2004

External Evaluator, South East Asian Studies Summer Institute (SEASSI), August 2004

Interviewed by WORT on NALRC, September 1999

Interviewed by Wisconsin Week on NALRC, September 1999

Interviewed by Milwaukee Journal on NALRC, October 1999

Interviewed by Daily Cardinal on Yoruba tones and drums, October 1999.