ALTA 2009

13th Annual ALTA Conference

Towards a New Paradigm in Teaching and Learning African Languages

(jointly held with the 12th Annual Conference of the
National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages - NCOLCTL)

Venue: Sheraton Madison Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin
April 23 - 26, 2009

Be sure to check out the pictures!

Call for Proposals -General

Call for Proposals African Language Teachers Association13th International Conference, Madison, Wisconsin April 23-26 2009 Theme: Towards a New Paradigm in Teaching and Learning African Languages The 13th Annual Meeting of the African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) is scheduled for April 23-26, 2009, in Madison, WI (with a pre-conference workshop scheduled for Thursday, April 23rd). Proposals are solicited for individual papers and poster sessions. Proposals should fall broadly within the conference theme, "Towards a New Paradigm in Teaching and Learning African Languages." Presentations may address new paradigms in language pedagogy – such as curriculum, methodology, and material development, or new paradigms in advocacy and administration – such as bilingual education, heritage language learners, autonomous and self-instructional settings, teacher training, professionalization, and program development,  These paradigms will undoubtedly overlap and successful proposals will reflect the interrelatedness of pedagogy and program administration in the future of African languages.  Although proposed presentations may focus on individual languages, they should address issues that clearly relate to more than just that one language. Individual papers are to be 20 minutes long. A paper may be based on research or practical experience, but should focus clearly on issues related to the main conference theme.  Poster sessions may focus on completed work or work in progress related to the teaching and/or learning African languages. They may be in either the traditional poster format, such as presentation of materials or of research completed or in progress, or demonstrations of instructional or information technology.  Proposals may ONLY be submitted in electronic format using the attached ALTA Session Proposal Submission Form. This form is also available at the ALTA website (http://lang.nalrc.wisc.edu/alta/conf/2009/prpsl.htm). The Proposal Submission form is a "fillable" PDF file that can be completed with Adobe® Acrobat® or Reader® and then submitted to ALTA via e-mail. This is the only format in which Proposals may be submitted. The form contains detailed instructions for its use, but please contact the ALTA Secretariat (alta@mailplus.wisc.edu) with any questions. For a proposal to be considered, all fields of the form, including, title, abstract, proposal, type of session, technology needs and contact information must be completed in full. Incomplete proposals may be disqualified.  The deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday,December 5, 2008. Applicants will be notified by the Program Committee by Monday, Jan uary 5th, 2009 whether or not their proposal has been accepted. At least one presenter from an accepted presentation will be required to pre-register. Details about pre-registration will be provided in the acceptance notification.  If you have any questions regarding Proposal submission, please contact the ALTA Secretariat at:  alta@mailplus.wisc.edu

or

ALTA4231 Humanities Building

455 N. Park Street

Madison, WI 53706  

Tel: 608-265-7902; FAX 608 265 7904

 

Call for Proposals -Language Specific Panels

A. Kiswahili Panel

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KONGAMANO LA MKUTANO WA ALTA – KIKAO CHA 13

Mwelekeo mpya wa kufundisha na kujifunza lugha za Kiafrika 'Towards a New Paradigm in Teaching and Learning African Languages'

MWALIKO WA MAKALA YA JOPO LA KISWAHILI

Tunayo furaha kuwatangazia wataalamu, walimu, watafiti, na wapenzi wa Kiswahili kwamba kwa mara nyingine tena tutakuwa na jopo la makala ya Kiswahili  kwenye kongamano la mkutano wa ALTA 13 litakalofanyika Chuo Kikuu cha Wisconsin, Madison, kutoka Aprili 23 mpaka Aprili 26, mwaka 2009. Jopo hili litashughulikia ufundishaji wa Kiswahili na lugha za Kiafrika katika muktadha wa mada kuu ya kongamano. Jopo lote litafanyika katika lugha ya Kiswahili

Jopo linakaribisha makala kuhusu vipengele vyovyote vya mada kuu, kama vile:
-  uhusiano baina ya utandawazi na ufundishaji wa lugha ya Kiswahili
-  utayarishaji wa zana mbali mbali za kufundishia, matumizi ya teknolojia katika kufundisha/kusoma
Kiswahili
- utahini wa wanafunzi, na kadhalika

Unaweza kupata vipengele vingine  kwenye tangazo la kongamano la ALTA:
http://lang.nalrc.wisc.edu/alta/conf/2009/prpsl.htm

Tafadhali peleka kifupisho cha makala yako, kisichozidi maneno 500, Novemba 14 au kabla, kwenye anuani hii ya barua-pepe: aomar@indiana.edu)

ZINGATIA: Kushiriki katika jopo la Kiswahili, hakumzuii mshiriki kuandaa makala ya Kiingereza ya mada tofauti katika majopo mengine ya ALTA na/au NCOLCTL.

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Alwiya S. Omar, Ph D
African Language Coordinator
Memorial Hall 326
Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel: 812 855 3323
E-mail: aomar@indiana.edu
African language web page: http://www.indiana.edu/~afrilang

B. Nguni/Zulu Panel

 

ISIMEMEZELO SESIMEMO SAMAPHEPHA AZOFUNDWA NGEZILIMI
ZESINGUNI ENGQUNGQUTHELENI YEZILIMI ZESINTU EZOBA SEMELIKA
ENYUVESI YASEWISCONSIN-MADISON NGO-EPHRELI 23-26, 2009

Ucwaningo olumayelana nezilimi zesiNguni, kanye nokufundiswa/nokufundwa

kwazo njengezilimi zokwethekela

Nginazisa ukuthi kuhlelwe ukuthi kube khona ukwethulwa kwamaphepha
ngezilimi zeSintu (isiSwahili, isiYoruba, nesiZulu) kwi-ALTA 12 esizoba nayo
ngo-Ephreli 23-26, 2009 eMelika eWisconsin, eNyuvesi yaseWisconsin-Madison. 

Njenganyakenye, bekukhethwe lezilimi ezibalulwe ngenhla ngenxa yokuchuma
kwazo ezikoleni zemfundo ephakeme eMelika, kodwa kwabonakala ngonyaka
odlule ukuthi kwaba nempumelelo enkulu ukumbandakanya zonke izilimu
zesiNguni (isiZulu, isiNdebele, isiSwati, nesiXhosa), nakulonyaka-ke sizoqhuba
kanjalo samukele amaphepha azokwethulwa nanganoma yiluphi kulezizilimi.
Ngithumela lombiko-ke ukumema amaphepha azokwethulwa kuloluhla lwezilimi
zesiNguni. Ngizocela nibheke ingqikithi yengqungquthela yalonyaka okuyiyona
ezonilawula ngezihloko zamaphepha enu. Kanti-ke izihloko zingaphathelana
nocwaningo jikelele olumayelana nezilimi zesiNguni kanye nokufundiswa kwazo,
ubuliminingi neqhaza labo kwinhlanganisela yezizwe ngezizwe, ukusetshenziswa
kwethekh’noloji nezinhlobonhlobo zobuciko ezingenza ukufundwa kwezilimi
zeSintu kube lula kubafundi.Usuku lokugcina lokwamukelwa kwezifingqo
zamaphepha yilo lolu lukaNovemba 14, 2008 olubekelwe izifingqo zamaphepha
azokwethulwa ngesiNgisi.

Nokho-ke amaphepha azokwethulwa kuloluhla lwengqungquthela
awazothunyelwa njengenjwayelo, azolethwa kimi ngqo, awazothunyelwa
ngogesi eUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison njengazmanye amaphepha
azokwethulwa ngesiNgisi. Ngiyanicela-ke bahlobo ukuthi ningithinte uma
nizimisele ukuba yingxenye yaloluhlelo, ningithumelele izihloko nezifingqo
zamaphepha enu enihlose ukuwethula.

Okunye engikucelayo ukuthi nisize niwuhlabe niwulawule-ke bahlobo bami lombiko, uma kukhona enibaziyo enibona ukuthi bangase bakuthakasele ukwethula ngolimi lwesiNtu umsebenzi wabo. Sizama ukuthi nabangase bafise ukuba yingxenye yohlelo bakwazi ukuthola isikhathi esanele sokuzilungiselela uhambo lwabo.

Ikheli lami likagesi nali ngezansi:

Audrey N Mbeje, Ph.D.
Director, Program in African Languages
University of Pennsylvania
African Studies Center
648 Williams Hall
Philadelphia, PA  19104-6305
U.S.A.

Tel. (215) 898-4299
Fax. (215) 573-7379
E-mail: mbeje@sas.upenn.edu

 

C. Yoruba Panel

 

Ìpàdé kẹtalá a ti ẹgbẹ àwọn Olùkọni ní Èdè ilẹ Adúlawọ

Sisàgbékalẹ Ìmọ Tuntun fún Kíkọ Èdè e Yorùbá

(èyí tí a ó se pọ pẹlú ìpàdé kejìlá ti ẹgbẹ àwọn akọni-lawọn èdè ẹyin-ló-ń-dàkùkọ)

Ibi Ìpàdé: Ilé Ìtura Sheraton Madison, Madison, Wisconsin

Ọjọ kẹtàlélógún sí ìkẹrìndínlọgbọn osù kẹrin ọdun 2009.

 

ÌPÈ FÚN ÀBÁ ÀPILẸKỌ

 

Èyí ni ìpè fun àbá fún bébà ọlọdanni àti alájọkọ lórí i kókó ọrọ fún ìpàdé kẹtalá a ti ẹgbẹ àwọn Olùkọni ní Èdè ilẹ Adúlawọ tí a ó e ní ọ jọ kẹtàlélógún sí ọjọ kẹrìndínlọgbọn osù kẹrin ọdún 2009. Kókó ọrọ ìpàdé náà ni: Sísàgbékalẹ Ìmọ Tuntun fún KíkọÈdè e Yorùbá. Àbá a bébà kọọkan lè dá lórí àwọn kókó ọrọ ajẹmọ-ìkọnilédè bí i: kọríkúlọọmù, ọgbọn ìkọni, àti íe ohun èlò ìkọnilédè. Ó sì lè dá lórí kókó ọrọ ajẹmọ-sìsàkóso bí i: ìlànà ìkọnilédè méjì, kíkọni lédè òbí ẹni, dídára-ẹni-kọ lédè, kíkọ olùkọ, àti mímú ìdàgbàsókè bá ẹka ẹkọ. Bébà kọọkán lè tó nnkan tí a lè kà fún ogún ìsẹjù.

 

Ẹ fi àbá a bébà yín ránsẹ sí àwọn olùgbàlejo ALTA 2009 nípa lílọ sí: http://lang.nalrc.wisc.edu/alta/conf/2009/prpsl.htm . Kí gbogbo àbá a bébà ti wọlé kí ó tó di ọjọ kọkàndínlọgbọn, osu kọkànlá, ọdun yìí. Bí ẹ bá ní ìbéèrè, ẹ lè kọ iímeèlì sí àwọn olùgbàlejò ìpadé ní: alta@mailplus.wisc.edu tàbí kí ẹ kọ iímeèlì sí mi nípa kíkọwé sí: oluseye.adesola@yale.edu

 

Ẹ jẹ kí a jọ gbé Yorùbá lárugẹ. Odùdùwà yóò gbè wá o!

 

Olúsẹyẹ Adésọlá, Ph. D.

Yale Program in African Languages,

34 Hillhouse Avenue ,

New Haven , CT 06513

Telephone: 203-432-1166

Email: oluseye.adesola@yale.edu