MCTLC 2011 Fall Conference

  • 21 Oct 2011
  • 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Brooklyn Center, MN


(depends on selected options)

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Our Golden Past, Our Golden Future

Pre-conference Workshops
Thursday, October 20, 2011 
12:00 – 4:00 at Brooklyn Center High School
6500 Humboldt Avenue N.
Brooklyn Center, MN
Conference and Luncheon
Friday, October 21 2011
7:00 – 5:00 at Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN
Keynote Speaker
John De Mado 
John De Mado Language Seminars, Inc.
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. 
Breakout Sessions
Over 40 breakout sessions on diverse topics directed at language instructions at all levels
Topics include:
  • Teaching writing
  • Articulation
  • Story Telling
  • Understanding by design
  • Integrating culture
  • Study abroad
  • Digital learning
  • Assessment
  • Using film
Sessions appropriate for many languages, including Italian, German, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Ojibwe, and Japanese.
Overnight Arrangements

The 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. 
Your stay at the Embassy Suites includes complimentary drinks during the evening and complimentary breakfast. 
Embassy Suites Brooklyn Center
6300 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, MN  55430
Tel: 1-763-560-2700    Fax:  1-763-560-2701 
MCTLC extends their sincere thanks to Holt McDougal and Embassy Suites for sponsoring keynote speaker John De Mado.
Embassy Suites

Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures
PO Box 11926, St. Paul MN 55111
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