Call for instructor applications

Dear African Language Instructors:
The Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) is now seeking applications for African Language Instructors for Summer 2004.

Ohio University is proud to host the national Summer Cooperative African Language Institute (SCALI) program during Summer 2004. The SCALI program offers intensive instruction in a variety of African languages for 4 hours per day for 7 weeks (140 hours total). This intensive institute will provide African language instruction with exposure to the culture and traditions associated with the chosen language. The classes will be taught by expert instructors and indigenous speakers of African languages. Students will earn a total of 12 credit hours for the program?the equivalent of a full year of language instruction. Non-credit options are also available.

SCALI Instructors are hired from a pool of highly qualified, professional instructors of African languages. All of the instructors are native speakers of the languages which they teach. Most instructors are currently teaching or studying African languages and/or linguistics courses at U.S. or African universities.

Prospective SCALI Instructors are asked to apply for a teaching position by March 15, 2004. To apply for a position as a SCALI Instructor, please send the following items:

1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Evidence of Visa status or work permit *
* Please note: International students and scholars will need to secure approval in advance for permission to work at Ohio University. International students or scholars who are currently residing in the U.S. on an F-1, J-1, or H-1 visa may be subject to restrictions on their employment status. If you are being sponsored to teach at SCALI by your home institution and will receive payment directly from your university, then this is not an issue. However, international instructors who must be paid by Ohio University must apply before January 1, 2004 to begin the process of securing permission to work at Ohio University. For more information on your immigration status, please contact the Office of International Student and Faculty Services at your home institution. You may also contact the Office of International Student and Faculty Services at Ohio University to work out the arrangements at (740) 593-4330.
4. Syllabus for a seven-week intensive language course, appropriate to the
level(s) of language proficiency which you will be teaching. The syllabus must demonstrate the objectives of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines for listening, speaking, reading and writing. A copy of the ACTFL guidelines is posted at…s/contents.htm

If you have not already participated in SCALI, prospective instructors are encouraged to attend the professional development institute held in early June at the National African Language Resource Center (NALRC) at the University of Wisconsin ? Madison. This institute is designed to train African language instructors in effective pedagogies and techniques for the teaching of African languages. This institute will be held in Wisconsin from June 1-June 15, 2004. For more information, please visit…v/prof-dev.htm

Catherine Cutcher
SCALI Coordinator
African Studies Program
Ohio University
117 Haning Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740-593-0272
Fax: 740-593-9476
Email: [email protected]


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