Dear Language Supporters and Advocates,

 

North Georgia College & State University (NGCSU) will host the second summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2012.  The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three week residential program for students who are interested in an immersion intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government.  Last year, 96 students from over 25 US states and three foreign countries successfully completed the FSLA 

 

During the three weeks, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean or Second-Year French from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agencies (CIA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, and US Armed Forces), and receive high school credit for successful completion of the academy. 

 

Please forward this information to any high school teachers, counselors, or administrators in your data base who may be interested in passing this information to their students and/or may be interested in a teaching opportunity at the NGCSU Federal Service Language Academy.

 

For further information see below for more complete details and visit our web site:

 

www.northgeorgia.edu/summeracademy

 

John Wilson, Ed.D.

Language Education Program Developer/Asst. Director of the Center for Language Education/CASIE

North Georgia College & State University

Dahlonega, GA  30597

(706) 271-7100

 

jwilson@northgeorgia.edu

 

SubjectOpportunities for Students and Teachers at the NGCSU Federal Service Language Academy in Summer 2012

 
Web Sitewww.northgeorgia.edu/summeracademy

 

WhatArabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, and French language academy taught by highly qualified teachers using Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) in an immersion, target language only approach

 

Date: Two cohort sessions of three week duration.  First Cohort: June 10-June 29; Second Cohort: July 8-July 27

Eligibility:  A rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior

 

How to Apply:  Information for student application and teacher application procedures will be posted to the FSLA web site in January.

 

Class Ratio:  16 students to one teacher; Two cadet mentors (a cadet counselor in charge of supervision and fitness, and a cadet tutor proficient in the target language) will be assigned to each cohort language group.

Teacher Compensation:  Free room and board provided (if desired); $1000 per week ($6000 total for two cohorts); Six days of instruction per week; Eight hours a day; Additional activities and study time will be planned for evenings.

 

Student Costs:  $1800 which includes tuition, room and board, books and materials, and fees for field trips

 

Scholarship Information:  The Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE) will provide a limited number of partial scholarships based on need.  Information about these scholarships will be posted to the FSLA web site in January

 

Two Field Trips Per Session: 1) Teacher directed and language specific (First Week); 2) A consolidated adventure trip for all students (Second Saturday)

Typical Daily Schedule:

6:00 AM Wake up
6:30 AM Fitness
7:30 AM Showers, personal hygiene
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Classes begin
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Classes begin
5:00 PM Classes ends
5:30 PM Dinner
6:00 PM Personal time
7:00 PM Cultural and language-related activities
9:00 PM Personal time and study
10:00 PM Bed, lights out

 

For detailed information, please go to:
 
www.northgeorgia.edu/summeracademy

 

For additional information, please contact:

 

John Wilson

 

jwilson@northgeorgia.edu   

 

 

John Wilson, Ed.D.

Language Education Program Developer/Asst. Director of the Center for Language Education/CASIE

North Georgia College & State University

Dahlonega, GA  30597

(706) 271-7100

jwilson@northgeorgia.edu

 

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