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Volume 23, No. 2 Winter 2000-2001

Partner News

American Association of Teachers of German

AATG, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, is pleased to announce the establishment of a 3-year program that aims to build future leaders in the field of German teaching.

The major goal of Transatlantisches interkulturelles Nachwuchsförderungsprogramm Deutsch als Fremdsprache (TraiNDaF) is to develop a strong leadership cadre consisting of younger colleagues who, after a period of professional development through this program, will be able to inform and develop other colleagues in their region of the United States.

Applicants must have taught full time for at least 3 years, plan to remain in the profession for at least 15­20 more years, and have proficiency in German at the advanced level on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview scale or another higher-level assessment instrument.

JALT Releases 1999 Conference Proceedings CD

"Teacher Belief, Teacher Action: Connecting Research and the Classroom" features 40 articles in English, Japanese, and German focused on practical language teaching matters, mostly in the Japanese context. Contact the JALT Central Office for ordering informaton:

JALT Central Office
Urban Edge Building, 5F
1-37-9 Taito, Taito-ku
Tokyo 110-1631 JAPAN
Phone 03-3837-1630
Fax 03-3837-1631

Central States Conference

The 2001 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages will be held in Indianapolis in April with the theme of "Teamwork." More information is available at the CSC Web site ( by following the link to Conference 2001.

Northeast Conference

The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages would like to announce the availability of issue #48 of the NECTFL Review, a special topics issue devoted to American Sign Language. The Review is a refereed journal sent free of charge to interested persons. Contact NECTFL at for further information or to receive a copy.


Gateway to the Future is the theme for TESOL 2001, February 27­March 3, in St. Louis, Missouri. Registration materials are available at TESOL On-line

TESOL is conducting a search for the next editor of TESOL Quarterly. The job description and application procedures can be found on TESOL's Web site.

TESOL has published four volumes that will help teachers bring the ESL standards to life in their classrooms. Integrating the ESL Standards Into Classroom Practice has four volumes, each of which demonstrates how to enrich curricula at specific grade levels: pre-K­2, 3­5, 6­8, and 9­12. Orders can be placed with TESOL Publications, 1-888-891-0041 or 301-638-4427/4428.


The National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education has moved:

2121 K Street, Suite 260
Washington DC 20037
Phone 202-467-0867 or 800-321-NCBE
Fax 202-467-4283 or 800-531-9347

NCBE's recently released Issue Briefs series looks at current topics in the education of English language learners. To date, the series includes seven documents that can be accessed through the NCBE Web site.

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