Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Flash Mob Video

In case you didn't catch it in action, here is your chance to watch the flash mob in all its glory!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

a message from dr. leonor delgadillo

Hi everybody, I'm writing this because I would like to share some thoughts related with our amazing journey,

It wasn't easy for me to do this trip, especially because of my family, but it was valuable. There are beautiful places, and overall good people. I would like to thank Vincent's kindness, July's sweetness, Elizabeth's energy, and, of course, Katie's commitment.

All my goals were met, so I recommend keeping this program between our universities, it is very valuable. 


Sincerely, PhD Leonor Delgadillo

Thursday, July 14, 2011

saturday buses!

On Saturday the first Bus Pick up will be at 9:30am. The 2nd will be at 1pm.
Buses will pick you up at traditions hall.
Do Not be late!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

slideshow photos

Do you have amazing photos of your time at UNT? Let us know so we can add them to our closing ceremony slideshow!

feature stories due tomorrow!




Just a quick reminder that your articles for the feature story contest are due tomorrow by 5 p.m. Submit them on your class blog or email them to lisarenejeon@gmail.com. Make sure your submission includes the names of all authors. Your article doesn't have to be long, but it should include the 5 W's and 1 H (Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How) and at least one photo. We look forward to reading your entries!

advanced class poetry

The advanced class produced some amazing poems today. You won't believe what they wrote in a short period of time. Visit our blog to have a look!

www.advanced2011.blogspot.com

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

last class placements

The following people will attend class in their major, go to google docs and click on the corresponding file to find out the time and location of the class:
edgar andres chavarro Class Placement Bio Wednesday

miguel perez Class Placement Tourism Thursday
pavageau lilia Class Placement Business Thursday

Please make sure to attend classes on time and be polite and introduce yourself to the professor.

Monday, July 11, 2011

professional development track


Message from Kelly:

This year we implemented a Professional Track to help those interested with tips for their resume, interview practice and online portfolios. During the afternoons, students in the professional track learned ways to make their resume more noticeable, when to use a curriculum vitae and when to use a resume and also started building their very own online portfolio using Wikispaces. Click on the portfolios below to check out what an online resume can look like! All are still in the beginning stages.

Thanks to Tania, Mark & Ale for their great work on e-portfolios!

Here are some other tips for getting your CV or Resume noticed:
  • do not include your picture on your resume
  • do not use colored paper or bright ink
  • use a font and size that is clean and easy to read
  • use a paper color of beige or off-white and an ink color of navy or dark green to make your resume sophisticated.

flight departures

We need your information about flight departures! If you haven't already, please talk to one of the teachers and let them know what day and time you are scheduled to leave, better yet email myself Sarah.Adams@unt.edu or Katie.Crowder@unt.edu the details. This way we can plan when we need buses.

Please do this as soon as possible!

Friday, July 8, 2011

saturday trip to dallas!

I hope everyone is excited about riding the train to Dallas tomorrow! We will be taking a bus to the train station, taking the train to Trinity Mills and transferring to a different train before we get to the Arts District of Dallas where people have the option of going to the Aquarium, The 6th Floor Museum, or The Dallas Museum of Art; as well as the option to go to the NorthPark Mall later. Students will need to stay in groups, and keep track of time in order to take a train back to denton. If you don't come back before 5pm buses in Denton will not be running and you will have to walk back from the Denton Train station to UNT(about 1.5 miles). See the itinerary in google docs(hyperlinked to the title) for maps, schedules and more information.

conversation group blog

Hey guys!

The conversation Group has a blog "Coffeehouse Conversations". You can access it by pasting this link http://www.ltcconversationgroup2011.blogspot.com/ in your browser or scrolling over the title of this entry.

You will find information about conversation groups, topics we have covered/will cover, and pictures!

Caroline

Thursday, July 7, 2011

feature story contest!




Hey students!

We are running a program-wide contest for 5 feature stories to be published in our newsletter. You can work in groups or individually to create your story. The submissions will be in blog format, so if you want, you may post yours directly onto your class blog or your individual blog (just make sure to send us the link). Your feature story must contain the 5 W's (Who, What, When, Where, and Why) and 1 H (How) and at least one photo.

You can choose from the following topics:

  • Best Experiences During the Dallas Excursion (Saturday, July 9)
  • Best Experiences During the Grapevine Mills Excursion (Sunday, July 10)
  • Favorite Evening Activity (ex. conversation groups, book club, sports at the UNT Rec Center, live music at the square, etc.)
  • Learning About American Culture/Learning English in America
  • Favorite Thing About UNT

If you have any questions, please leave a comment. Contest winners and stories will be chosen on Thursday, July 14 at 4:30 p.m., so make sure your blog submission is posted by then!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

intermediate and performing arts blogs

All the other cool teachers made their own blog so now I feel like I have to make one or I won't be cool. I have a strong need to be cool and so I am conforming. :P There. Happy?

Here is the INTERMEDIATE LEVEL BLOG: http://ltcenglishint.blogspot.com/
and
Here is the PERFORMING ARTS BLOG: http://ltcenglishpa.blogspot.com/

If you are in the intermediate class or the performing arts class you need to check those out because I'll be posting things all this fortnight.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

intermediate class - final project instructions

Due: Friday, July 15th.

Your group will give a presentation to the leaders of the country you have been studying in which you will suggest 3 ways that they can improve the quality of life of the citizens on their country. Each group will have  15 minutes to present. You CAN NOT go over 15 minutes. There will then be 5 minutes for your classmates to ask your group questions about your presentations.

Other rules:
1. Your suggestions should not conflict with any core cultural values.

2. In your presentation you need to demonstrate the need for your suggestions. (In other words... if you tell them to solve a problem you need to give evidence that it is a problem.  Pictures, stories for citizens, charts and graphs from world organizations... etc).

3. You should make an action plan for at least one of your suggestions showing how the leaders can begin to implement your suggestions or show examples of how other cultures have implemented your suggestions.

START ON THIS PROJECT NOW. NOW. NOW.  Do not wait until next Thursday night. You don't have a lot of free time so this project should take you at least a week of preparation and teamwork.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask me. I am here for you!!

Elizabeth

performing arts - warm ups!


Practice these out loud every day!!!!!

Red letter, yellow letter. Red letter, yellow letter

Red leather, yellow leather. Red leather, yellow leather

Good blood, bad blood. Good blood, bad blood

Eleven benevolent elephants. Eleven benevolent elephants.

Teaching ghosts to sing. Teaching ghosts to sing.

The big, black-backed (backT) bumblebee. The big, black-backed (backT) bumblebee.

A critical cricket critic. A critical cricket critic.

Selfish shellfish. Selfish shellfish.

Really rural. Really rural.

Unique New York. Unique New York.

The tip of the tongue, the lips, the teeth. The tip of the tongue, the lips, the teeth

To titillate your tastebuds, we've got these tasty tidbits. To titillate your tastebuds, we've got these tasty tidbits.

Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat. Toy boat, toy boat, toy boat.

Beep, bip, deep, dip, reap, rip, sheep, ship. Beep, bip, deep, dip, reap, rip, sheep, ship.

intermediate class

Hello my lovely intermediate snowflakes! You are all so precious and lovely. :)

Here is your homework for tonight! (Sorry it is so late!)

First thing tomorrow morning your group will give a 4-5 minute presentation giving general information about your new country.  Don't focus too much on the obvious things (we all know it is hot in Egypt!), instead tell us interesting facts about the people and the culture.  Pictures and SHORT video clips would be a great addition to the presentation. This will be our first taste of what life is like in an exotic land.

I am looking forward to learning all about Egypt, Russia, Papua New Guinea, Japan, and Iran!!!

Your devoted instructor,

Elizabeth


((By the way, you can find me on facebook! Look for Elizabeth Schalchlin. Thanks!)

Monday, July 4, 2011

unt scholar track

Welcome, Class of 2011 LTC Summer Institute students!

If you are enrolled in the UNT Scholar Track with Lisa Jeon, click on the link below to access our track blog:
http://untscholar2011.blogspot.com/

Please note that it is very important to be on time to class. This track is all about providing you with an authentic UNT student experience through campus excursions, facility tours, classroom lectures, and language and culture immersion. We will follow an action-packed schedule---and often leave our classroom for another destination soon after our daily debriefing---so it is absolutely vital that you arrive on time. Your punctuality will be rewarded, of course, with the opportunity to experience unique and fun campus activities organized just for you!

Thanks; see you on Tuesday in Room LANG 314 at 2 p.m. sharp!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

advanced class blog

Hello!
If you are in the Advanced/Teacher Training group with Kristan Taylor, please visit our class blog by mousing over the title above or going to
http://advanced2011.blogspot.com/2011/07/welcome-to-unt.html
See you on Tuesday!

lots of track and scheduling info available on googledocs!

Click the link below to see lots of program documents, e.g., attendance sheets, track information and schedules, evening activities and more, available on our Google docs account:

https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BwqLttiv_-wRNGIwZjljY2YtYTI2Yi00ODFlLThhZWUtYTk2NDVkMmE1M2Jm&hl=en_US

Thursday, June 30, 2011

transportation information

We will be using public transportation a lot during this program, so here are some handy links for more information:
Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

heat wave tips

Vocabulary Word of the Day: Heat Wave
A heat wave is a prolonged period of excessively hot weather, which may be accompanied by high humidity.

North Texas is currently experiencing a heat wave that could be record-breaking. Temperatures may remain above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 C) during the duration of your stay in Denton. It is important to stay safe and hydrated.

Here are some tips from the National Weather Service to help you during a heat wave:
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect away some of the sun's energy.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often. Avoid foods that are high in protein, which increase metabolic heat.
  • Stay hydrated regularly and often. Your body needs water to keep cool.
  • Drink lots of fluids EVEN IF YOU DO NOT FEEL THIRSTY. Drink water, Gatorade or iced tea. Drinking only Coke, Pepsi, etc. will NOT prevent dehydration.
  • Water is the safest liquid to drink during heat emergencies. The most important goal is to avoid dehydration. Please read common symptoms of dehydration below. If you are experiencing these symptoms, please notify your teacher or a program coordinator.
Mild to moderate dehydration is likely to cause:
  • Dry, sticky mouth
  • Decreased urine output — eight hours or more without urination
  • Few or no tears when crying
  • Abnormally dry skin
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

2011 program calendar

New Calendar :) Doesn't it look great! Use the arrows to scroll and use tabs to change view(ie week, month, day)

happy upcoming 4th of july!

The 4th of july will be a busy day and a great opportunity for students to experience a festive american holiday: downtown and civic center in the morning and fout's field at night. Hey, kiwanis club(http://www.dentonkiwanisclub.org/) puts on the fireworks for us :)
Information about 4th of July and fireworks from the city of Denton can be found here(http://www.cityofdenton.com/index.aspx?page=33&recordid=2276) Hope everyone is excited to celebrate independence day and see some great american fireworks!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

new, new facebook page



Our Facebook page has moved! Please "like" and follow our new one:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/UNT-LTC-Summer-Institute/235593826454630

plan your shopping day at grapevine mills mall

On Sunday, July 10, we will take students on a shopping excursion to Grapevine Mills Mall! (Clearly, we understand how much you all love to shop.) To plan your trip, read below for more information about Grapevine Mills Mall and its stores, restaurants, and attractions.



plan your shopping day in denton



On Sunday, July 3, one of the first excursions we are planning for students is a shopping day in Denton!

To help plan your trip, go to the link below to see information about Golden Triangle Mall and Denton Crossing Shopping Center:

http://www.shopgoldentriangle.com/

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

plan your "culture day" in dallas

This year, the program will have a "Culture Day" that takes place in Dallas on Saturday, July 9. Want a head start at planning your activities for the excursion to Dallas? Check out this list of Dallas museums and cultural activities to help you pick out your favorite points of interest.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

4th annual ltc/uaem summer institute




The 4th Annual LTC/UAEM Summer Institute will take place from July 2nd - July 16th, 2011. Please check back for more details soon. In the meantime, also check out the new program website below:

http://students.cse.unt.edu/~bkp0039/index.html