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JUL
27
Date:
Friday, 27 Jul 2018
Time:
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location:
Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This one-day workshop will explore best practices in teaching Arabic language learners in the U.S. Topics will include:

 

  • Establishing a clear understnanding of learner-centered instruction and strategies that encourage student involvement in the learning process;
  • Integrating the strategies of the 5Cs language goals with learner-centered instruction, and how to use effective strategies of GRR (I do-we do-you do);
  • Exploration of a variety of teaching and support materials, and preparation of mini lesson plans using levelappropriate​ materials;
  • Enriching Arabic classroom libraries through the provision of samples of stories, games, and materials from everyday life, focusing on how to use them as teaching aids.


Participants who complete the workshop will receive a variety of teaching materials including children's books and stories to enrich their classroom library. The workshop is free and a light lunch will be provided. Pending approval, SCECH credits will be offered.

To register, please contact Dr. Wafa Hassan at: hassanw(at)gee-edu.com

AUG
14
Date:
Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Henry Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This workshop is led and facilitated by national experts in Chinese immersion education in the United States. You will find it useful to develop an understanding based on research findings about language learning and teaching, especially in an immersion context. You will also have the opportunity to expand your repertoire of skills and develop new strategies and resources that you can apply immediately in your own classroom. To meet these goals, the workshop blends presentations, hands-on activities, sharing, and reflection. Join us as you prepare for a new school year! 

AUG
24
Date:
Friday, 24 Aug 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Mr. Faisal Niaz Tirmizi has served as the Consul General of Pakistan, Chicago (USA) since September, 2013. His lecture will review the history of Pakistan/U.S. relations, highlighting mutual strategic and economic ties between the two nations while assessing the current state of Pakistan/U.S . 
 
Mr. Tirmizi is a post graduate of the Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He joined the Foreign Service of Pakistan in 1993. Mr. Tirmizi has handled bilateral, multilateral, consular, and administrative assignments both in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and abroad. He has served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as Desk Officer of Middle East, Central Asia, Afghanistan, India, as well as Director of Personnel, Protocol, and Foreign Secretary's Office. Mr. Tirmizi has held various diplomatic assignments in Pakistan Mission's abroad in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan (1996-1999), Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland (2003-2007), and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2007-2010). 
 
Co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Center, Department of Psychiatry, Muslim Studies Program, and Pakistani Student Association. 
AUG
27
Date:
Monday, 27 Aug 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Union
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Start the 2018-2019 year off right with the 38th Annual UFest! Hosted by University Activities Board and the MSU Union, come and celebrate a new year!
 
AUG
28
Date:
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location:
Breslin Student Events Center, Munn Ice Arena & Surrounding Area
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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A student involvement fair where student organizations, living unit groups, and major governing groups meet new and returning students to inform them about their organization's purpose and events.

SEP
13
Date:
Thursday, 13 Sep 2018
Time:
All day
Location:
TBD
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Linking All Types of Teachers in International Cross Cultural Education.

SEP
15
Date:
Saturday, 15 Sep 2018
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This two day conference will examine the complexities of Isreal.

SEP
16
Date:
Sunday, 16 Sep 2018
Time:
8:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This two day conference will examine the complexities of Isreal.

SEP
17
Date:
Monday, 17 Sep 2018
Time:
8:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Location:
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 219 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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This two day conference will examine the complexities of Isreal.

SEP
19
Date:
Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Asian Studies Center
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Prof. Christiane Gruber's Visual Culture of Islam course from the University of Michigan as part of the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC).