Conference 2011


Our Golden Past, Our Golden Future

Thank you for attending! We hope to see you next year.
Pre-Conference Workshops
Thursday, October 20, 2011 
12:00-4:00 at Brooklyn Center High School
6500 Humboldt Avenue N.
Brooklyn Center, MN
All Day Conference
Friday, October 21 2011
7:45 – 5:00 at Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN
Keynote Speaker
John De Mado has been a vocal advocate for language acquisition in the United States for many years.  He began his language teaching career, in the state of New Jersey after completing an immersion experience in Grenoble, France sponsored by Princeton University.  He earned his MA in French language and literature at Middlebury College.  He has taught in the classroom, supervised language instruction, and coauthored textbooks for Holt McDougal.  But he is best known for his motivational keynotes, provocative conference sessions, and insightful professional development workshops.
His Spanish and French rap CD/DVDs have energized many classrooms.  As well as presenting the keynote address, he will also be presenting a three hour workshop on creating student raps and a one hour session on error and language acquisition. 
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Over 40 breakout sessions on diverse topics directed at language instructions at all levels
The session topics include :
  • Teaching writing
  • Articulation
  • Story Telling
  • Understanding by design
  • Integrating culture
  • Study abroad
  • Digital learning
  • Assessment
  • Using film
Sessions for diverse languages: Italian, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Ojibwe, and Japanese
MCTLC wishes to thank Holt McDougal and Embassy Suites for sponsoring our keynote speaker, John De Mado
Embassy Suites is your place to stay for the conference and all year long. MCTLC members receive a discount whenever they stay at the Embassy Suites. 
Conference registration at reduced prices include complimentary drinks during the evening and complimentary breakfast. 
Embassy Suites Minneapolis - Brooklyn Center
6300 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, United States 55430
Tel: 1-763-560-2700
Fax:  1-763-560-2701 

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