Welcome to the UCLA Professional Training Summer 2020 Workshops in Language, Culture, and Interaction!
***Due to COVID-19, this summer event has been delayed until July 2021. Please check back at a later time for details.***
We are excited to announce the Professional Training Summer 2020 Workshops in Language, Culture, and Interaction, to be held at the University of California, Los Angeles. The CLIC summer workshop series explores ways to analyze language use in social interaction and how social interactional and usage-based approaches to language can be applied to language teaching and learning. This workshop is intended for scholars from outside the US who are looking to improve their English, understand the US Higher Education system, and improve their skills in studying social interaction.
The program will be held from July 20-August 7, 2020, and is organized by Professors Tanya Stivers and Hongyin Tao.
2020 CLIC Summer Workshops Information
Overview of Workshops
The CLIC summer workshop series is a three-week program, from July 20-August 7, 2020 with an opening event on July 19. Courses will be Monday-Thursday 9am-12:00 and 1:30pm-5pm. Participants will be on their own for lunch each day from 12:00-1:30pm. On Friday through Sunday, participants are free to organize their own extracurricular activities, with assistance from the program.
Please see the following workshop schedule. Room locations of the workshops will be released closer to the start of the program.
Workshop 1 (three weeks): Academic English and Higher Education in the US
Instructor: Liz Carter, PhD candidate in Asian Languages and Cultures, UCLA
This workshop is designed to improve academic English reading, writing, speaking, and listening abilities; it also offers an in-depth understanding of the system of higher education in the United States.
This workshop provides an introduction to the methods of conversation analysis, and some of the key areas of study in this field. Sessions will include hands-on experience in analyzing interactional data. Both the analytic methods and the substantive findings should prove useful to any scholars working with recordings of naturally-occurring interaction.
Workshop 3 (one week): Multimodal analysis in practical settings
Participants will learn about basic approaches to the study of interaction in settings involving professionals talking with lay people. We will focus on a mix of substantive work and methodological approaches to studying this topic.
Workshop 4 (one week): Topics in Applied Linguistics
This workshop focuses on applying corpus linguistics and interactional analysis in language teaching and learning.
An overview of some of the most important trends in applied linguistics, with a focus on applying corpus linguistics and interactional analysis in language teaching and learning. Participants learn to use corpus resources and tools and incorporate social interactional analysis results in language curriculum design, material development, classroom management, and assessment.
Early registration will be open until April 1, 2020. Regular registration will remain open until May 30, 2020. Late registration will be available until June 30. The program cost during early registration is $1,500 plus processing fees. During regular registration, the program cost increases to $1,800 plus processing fees. After May 30, the program cost will increase to $2,100 plus processing fees. You will receive an email invitation for your participation in the Summer program shortly after you have registered.
Early registration will be open until April 1, 2020.
Regular registration will remain open until May 30, 2020.
Late registration will be available until June 30.
During early registration, the cost per person for three weeks is $1,500 (plus processing fees). The cost per person increases to $1,800 if you register during the regular registration period. The program cost will increase to $2,100 plus processing fees during late registration, or after May 30, 2020. *Please note that airfare, housing, food, and extracurricular activities require separate costs.
Participants who cancel before June 1 will receive a full refund minus the processing fees. After June 1, participants will receive a 50% refund if they cancel before July 1. Any cancellations after July 1, 2020 will not be refunded.
CLIC will not be arranging travel documentation required to enter the United States. Applicants are responsible for preparing their own travel visas. However, CLIC is happy to provide you with an official Summer program certificate to assist in your visa application. CLIC will email you both an invitation letter and program certificate after you have successfully registered for the program.
For more information, please contact the CLIC student coordinator, Kristella Montiegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Housing and meals
You can find information on UCLA Summer Housing at http://summer-hostel.hhs.ucla.edu/. Please check their website frequently to see when rooms for Summer 2020 are available. Note that housing is a separate cost and is not included in the CLIC Summer Workshops Series cost. We encourage attendees to find housing on or near UCLA campus to make it easier getting to and from the workshops.
Meals are also a separate cost. Please include these expenses as part of your budget. Information about meal pricing, plans, and locations can be found here, at the UCLA dining website.
For questions, please contact the CLIC student coordinator: Kristella Montiegel <email@example.com>