January 01, 1970
Workshop: 7 Tools to Improve Speaking Nearly Overnight
The American Center in Moscow invites practicing and future English-language teachers to an interactive workshop on improving English speaking skills by Betty Lou Leaver, Managing Editor at MSI Press and Director of The Literacy Center (an author support organization).
About the workshop: 7 Tools to Improve Speaking Nearly Overnight
These are tools not for learning more language but learning how to organize what you do know to make your speech sound more native-like. This workshop, too, could be of as much benefit to teachers’ own language as to their students.
About the guest-speaker:
Betty Lou Leaver (Ph.D., Pushkin Institute, Moscow) is Managing Editor at MSI Press and Director of The Literacy Center (an author support organization). She is the retired Provost at the Defense Language Institute, where she previously served as Associate Provost for Continuing Education and Dean of the School of Central European Languages and Dean of the School of Slavic Languages. In addition, she established the English/Russian language training program at NASA; served as language training supervisor for Russian and Ukrainian at the Foreign Service Institute, advisor and curriculum developer for the Federal Foreign Language Training Lab, chief academic officer/academic dean at the New York Institute of Technology’s campus in Amman, Jordan, and president of the American Global Studies Institute; co-founded the Center for the Advancement of Distinguished Language Proficiency at San Diego State University and the Center for the Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University; and provided consultation to ministries of education, embassies, organizations, and private institutions in 24 countries. She has published 21 books and more than 100 articles and book chapters. Her program in transformative education at the Defense Language Institute was selected for the 2015 Nikolai Khardajian Award for Innovation in International Education by the American Association of University Administrators.
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