Summer institute for Maine world language teachers

Dear CAFAM members,

This item is of interest to foreign language teachers in Maine.

Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME) and the Maine Dept. of Education will hold a summer institute for Maine world language teachers during the week of June 24-28 at the University of Maine Farmington.

A few details so far:

Commuter and resident options available
C.E.U. and /or contact hours available
Graduate credit option available for teacher leaders

For more information, please email Don Reutershan at don.reutershan@maine.gov or call him at 207.624.6826.

Best,
Alex

Host Families in Waterville

Dear CAFAM Members,

Host families for Chinese college age students are needed for one week in late July or early August in the greater Waterville area.

The students will go to Thomas College from Monday to Friday and spend the weekend with your family.

If you are interested in hosting or being Camp Parents Please contact Gary Poulin, gpoulin@americanyouthcamps.org or garypoulin_98@yahoo.com or call Gary at 207 314-8066.

Their website is http://www.americanyouthcamps.org

Best, Alex

English Teaching in Taiwan

Dear CAFAM Members,

English teaching opportunities in Taiwan are available for the upcoming academic year (grades K-9).

Each Maine teacher is paired with a Taiwanese classroom teacher. In addition to providing English language instruction, teachers work with Taiwanese educators to develop curriculum, prepare lesson plans and teaching materials, conduct classes, and evaluate student progress.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2013-2014 school year. The application deadline is April 22, 2013.

Maine teachers with one or more of the following credentials may apply to participate: • Elementary certification K-3 or K-8
• Early childhood certification
• Middle level certification with an English language arts endorsement • Certification in English as a Second Language K-12
• Certification in a world language K-12
• Certification as a literacy specialist

Frequently Asked Questions and an Application Package are available at http://www.maine.gov/education/lres/language/initiatives.html#international or contact Don Reutershan at don.reutershan@maine.gov.

Best, Alex

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