Languages of the Middle East LEARN Workshop

Date: Wednesday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 24th
University of Maryland College Park
College Park, MD

The Foreign Language Program Office (FLPO) of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and the National Cryptologic School (NCS), are pleased to announce the Language Education and Resources Network (LEARN) Languages of the Middle East workshop. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd and Thursday, May 24th, at University of Maryland College Park in College Park, Maryland

The LEARN workshops provide foreign language professionals from U.S. Government (USG)-affiliated schools and institutions a venue to interact with their colleagues where they can:

  • Share their knowledge, experience, unique perspective, and educational best practices with peers;
  • Discuss and explore issues related to the science and technology of foreign language education;
  • Develop networks of teachers to create communities of practices;
  • Reduce duplication of effort in areas such as curriculum design, course delivery and assessment.

This LEARN Workshop is open to foreign language professionals including instructors and course developers from any USG-affiliated institution. Presentations relating to languages inherent to the Middle Eastern Region with a focus on dialects and colloquial usage are encouraged. The three main themes are: Social Media and Learning--Methods and Best Practices, Instructional Technology and Design, and Innovation in Teaching Approaches.

Funding for any associated travel expenses will be the responsibility of the attendees’ organization.