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IAP 2011 Subjects

Foreign Languages and Literatures

21F.217/21F.218
Workshop in Strategies for Effective Teaching (ELS)
A. C. Kemp
Mon Jan 10 thru Fri Jan 14, 02:30-05:00pm, 14N-225

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 29-Nov-2010
Limited to 15 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
Level: G 3 units Standard A - F Grading   

A mini-module for international teaching assistants. Covers special problems in teaching when English is a second language and the USA a second culture. Videotaping of practice sessions for feedback. Individualized programs to meet different needs. Graduate TA's have priority.
This subject is by lottery only. Lottery signup begins November 8, 2010 and runs through November 29, 2010. You will be notified via email of lottery results. You must sign up on the FL&L Web Page! You will find complete instructions on the FL&L web site:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-305, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu

21F.301/21F.351
French I
Leanna Rezvani
Mon-Fri, Jan 3-7, 10-14, 18-21, 24-26, 09am-12:00pm, 16-654

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 29-Nov-2010
Limited to 25 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
Level: U 12 units Standard A - F Grading    HASS-H (HASS-E)

Introduction to the French language and culture with emphasis on the acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Conducted entirely in French. Exposure to the language via a variety of authentic sources such as the Internet, audio, video and printed materials which help develop cultural awareness as well as linguistic proficiency. Coordinated language lab program. For graduate credit see 21F.351. Meets with 21F.371 when offered concurrently.
This subject is by lottery only. Lottery signup begins November 8, 2010 and runs through November 29, 2010. You will be notified via email of lottery results. You must sign up on the FL&L Web Page! You will find complete instructions on the FL&L web site:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-329C, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu

21F.314
Topics in Interculturalism: France (Study Abroad)
January Scholars in France
Edward Turk
Mon-Fri, Jan 3-7, 10-14, 18, 10am-01:00pm, Paris, France

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 15-Oct-2010
Limited to 12 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: 21F.304 or 21F.374; permission of instructor
Level: U 6 units Standard A - F Grading   

Offers intercultural experience through a cultural and intellectual immersion in France. Advanced language skill-building through readings, lectures, conversations, writing, and a variety of real-world activities. Conducted in French. Limited to 12 via lottery.
MIT's Foreign Languages & Literatures invites undergraduates to apply for the 2011 January Scholars in France program. As of this academic year, the program is a six-unit credit-bearing subject that will include lectures, seminars, papers, and a final exam. The IAP program will allow up to twelve MIT students to experience two weeks (January 3 - 18, 2011) of tutored cultural immersion and cultural analysis in Paris and Marseilles.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/jsf
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-329C, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu

21F.401/21F.451
German I
Peter Weise
Mon-Fri, Jan 3-7, 10-14, 18-21, 24-26, 10am-01:00pm, 16-644

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 29-Nov-2010
Limited to 25 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
Level: U 12 units Standard A - F Grading    HASS-H (HASS-E)

Introduction to German language and culture. Acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic German language and culture. Self-paced language lab program is fully coordinated with textbook/workbook. Development of effective basic communication skills. For graduate credit see 21F.451. Meets with 21F.471 when offered concurrently.
This subject is by lottery only. Lottery signup begins November 8, 2010 and runs through November 29, 2010. You will be notified via email of lottery results. You must sign up on the FL&L Web Page! You will find complete instructions on the FL&L web site:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap/
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-329C, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu

21F.405
Germany Today: Intensive Study of German Language and Culture
Ellen Crocker
Mon-Fri, Jan 3-7, 10-14, 18-21, 24-26, 10am-01:00pm, 16-676

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 29-Nov-2010
Limited to 25 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: 21F.403, 21F.473, 21F.404, or 21F.474
Level: U 12 units Standard A - F Grading    HASS-H (HASS-E)

Prepares students for working and living in German-speaking countries. Focus on current political, social, and cultural issues, using newspapers, TV, radio broadcasts, podcasts, and Web sources from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Emphasis on speaking and listening skills for professional contexts. Activities include oral presentations, group discussions, guest lectures, and live interviews with German speakers. No Listeners.
Prereq: German III or IV equivalent. This subject is by lottery only. Lottery signup begins November 8, 2010 and runs through November 29, 2010. You will be notified via email of lottery results. You must sign up on the FL&L Web Page! You will find complete instructions on the FL&L web site:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-329C, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu

21F.501/21F.551
Japanese I
Yoshimi Nagaya, Jun Ono Cheung
Mon-Fri, Jan 3-7, 10-14, 18-21, 24-26, 10am-01:00pm, 4-249

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 29-Nov-2010
Limited to 25 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
Level: U 12 units Standard A - F Grading    HASS-H (HASS-E)

Introduction to modern standard Japanese. Emphasis on developing proficiency in speaking and listening, using basic grammar and vocabulary. Basic skills in reading and writing are also taught. Lab work required. For graduate credit see 21F.551. Meets with 21F.571 when offered concurrently.
This subject is by lottery only. Lottery signup begins November 8, 2010 and runs through November 29, 2010. You will be notified via email of lottery results. You must sign up on the FL&L Web Page! You will find complete instructions on the FL&L web site:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap/
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-329C, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu

21F.601/21F.651
Italian I
Walter Valeri
Mon-Fri, Jan 3-7, 10-14, 18-21, 24-26, 02-05:00pm, 16-628

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 29-Nov-2010
Limited to 25 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
Level: U 12 units Standard A - F Grading    HASS-H (HASS-E)

Focus on basic oral expression, listening comprehension, and elementary reading and writing. Emphasis on the acquisition of vocabulary and grammatical concepts through active communication. Designed for students with no knowledge of Italian. Audio, video, and printed materials provide direct exposure to authentic Italian language and culture.
For graduate credit, see 21F.651. This subject is by lottery only. Priority will be given to MISTI-Italy students with no prior knowledge of Italian. Lottery signup begins November 8, 2010 and runs through November 29, 2010. You will be notified via email of lottery results. You must sign up on the FL&L Web Page! You will find complete instructions on the FL&L web site:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-329C, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu

21F.701/21F.751
Spanish I
Max Ehrsam
Mon-Fri, Jan 3-7, 10-14, 18-21, 24-26, 10am-01:00pm, 16-628

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 29-Nov-2010
Limited to 25 participants.
No listeners
Prereq:
Level: U 12 units Standard A - F Grading    HASS-H (HASS-E)

Introduction to understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Maximal use of fundamentals of grammar in active communication. Audio- and video-based language laboratory program coordinated with and supplemented to class work. For graduate credit see 21F.751. Meets with 21F.771 when offered concurrently.
This subject is by lottery only. Lottery signup begins November 8, 2010 and runs through November 29, 2010. You will be notified via email of lottery results. You must sign up on the FL&L Web Page! You will find complete instructions on the FL&L web site:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-329c, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu

21F.782/21F.783
Spanish II (Study Abroad)
Spanish II (Study Abroad)
Lissette Soto
Mon-Fri, Jan 4-7, 10-14, 18-21, 24-28, 10am-01:00pm, Madrid, Spain

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 01-Nov-2010
Limited to 20 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: 21F.701, 21F.771, or permission of instructor
Level: U 12 units Standard A - F Grading    HASS-H (HASS-E)
Fee: 2000.00 for Travel and lodging (estimated)

Increased practice in listening comprehension, reading, and group interaction. Class conducted in Madrid, Spain with an MIT instructor. Students responsible for travel and lodging fees. Trips outside of Madrid allow students to experience Spanish culture and history. Opportunities to visit Spanish companies and research labs. Enrollment limited. Lotteried subject.
This subject is by lottery only. Lottery signup begins October 12, 2010 and runs through November 1, 2010. Students who have not completed 21F.701 at MIT may be asked to complete an interview as well. You will be notified via email of lottery results by November 5, 2010. You must sign up on the FL&L Web Page! You will find complete instructions on the FL&L web site:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-329C, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu

21F.803
Portuguese III
Nilma Dominique
Mon-Fri, Jan 3-7, 10-14, 18-21, 24-26, 11am-02:00pm, 14N-217

Selection by departmental lottery. Do not pre-register on WebSIS.
Enter lottery by: 29-Nov-2010
Limited to 25 participants.
No listeners
Prereq: 21F.802, 21F.880, or permission of instructor
Level: U 12 units Standard A - F Grading    HASS-H (HASS-L)

Expands the breadth and depth of students' skills in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Portuguese while continuing to provide exposure to the history and cultures of the Portuguese-speaking world. Uses short stories, films and music to study issues of historical and current interest. Conducted entirely in Portuguese. Limited to 18.
This subject is by lottery only. Lottery signup begins November 8, 2010 and runs through November 29, 2010. You will be notified via email of lottery results. You must sign up on the FL&L Web Page! You will find complete instructions on the FL&L web site:
Web: http://web.mit.edu/fll/www/iap
Contact: Jeffrey Pearlin, 14N-329C, x3-9776, pearlin@mit.edu


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