Slavic and East European Languages LEARN

Date: Wednesday, January 31th and Thursday, February 1st
The Catholic University of America Pryzbyla Center
Washington, DC

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 Education and Resources Network (LEARN) Slavic and East European Languages Workshop. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 31th and Thursday, February 1st, at the Pryzbyla University Center on the campus of the Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

This LEARN workshop is timed to precede the annual convention of the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) which will coincidentally take place in Washington DC from 1-4 February 2018. Select guest presenters from the AATSEEL convention will be invited to preview their talks at the LEARN workshop.

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 efforts 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. This workshop will be focused on issues related to teaching language at the higher levels to include curriculum development, methodologies, instructional approaches, and technologies that support this topic.

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

In case of inclement weather, the quickest ways to find out if CUA is closed or delayed is to check the CUA website at www.cua.edu or to call the University’s main number — 202-319-5000. The information is available through those two sources by 6 a.m. on days when weather conditions are extremely poor. In addition, the information is posted to the CUA Facebook and Twitter accounts. CUA also contacts all local TV outlets and major radio stations.

If CUA is only delayed, the LEARN workshop will start at the new time. If you have any questions please contact Stephanie Ascher at Stephanie@fbcinc.com.