OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Foreign language proficiency specialists to train at OSU

04/09/1998

CORVALLIS - Forty educators from Oregon and around the country will participate in a training workshop April 10-11 at Oregon State University that will help them assess foreign language proficiency.

OSU was chosen as one of five national sites for a workshop by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. During the two-day workshop, the 40 public school and university teachers will interview OSU language students in French, German, Spanish and Japanese to assess their proficiency levels under the guidance of experts.

"The assessment workshop is important to Oregon teachers because of the implementation of the state's new education benchmarks - CIM and CAM - and university entrance requirements in six content areas, including foreign languages," said Joseph Krause, interim chair of OSU's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

The OSU workshop is being coordinated by Deborah Lindsay of South Albany High School with support from the university's Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Public school and university educators participating, and their areas of study, include:

  • ALBANY
    • David Raffetto, South Albany High School, Spanish
  • CENTRAL POINT
    • Diana Ryland-Minor, Crater High School, German
  • CORVALLIS
    • Veronica Anover, Oregon State University, French
    • Alan Kalter, Oregon State University, Spanish
    • Lynda King, Oregon State University, German
  • EUGENE
    • Matthew Burdelski, University of Oregon, Japanese
    • Trudi Caster, Willamette High School, German
    • Carla Damiano, German
    • Michiko Hirahara, Yujin Gakuen, Japanese
    • Naoko Nakadate, University of Oregon, Japanese
    • Alicia Newton-Hamill, Willamette High School, Spanish
    • John Rice, Gutenberg College, German
    • Kyoko Sato, University of Oregon, Japanese
    • Setsumi Suematsu, Yujin Gakuen, Japanese
  • HILLSBORO
    • Diane Dreher, Hillsboro School District, Spanish
    • Marcia Gillilano, Thomas Middle School, French
  • MONMOUTH
    • Frank H. Balke, Western Oregon University International Studies, German
  • PORTLAND
    • Nobuko Murakami-Chalfen, Oregon Joint Professional Schools of Business, Japanese
    • Carlos Sequeira, Grant High School, Spanish
    • Suwako Watanabe, Portland State University, Japanese
  • ROSEBURG
    • Linda Bahr, Roseburg High School, German
    • Ann Clark-Tyler, Roseburg High School, French
  • SALEM
    • Toshi Gordon, Willamette University, Japanese
  • SHERWOOD
    • Stephen Flesher, Sherwood High School, Spanish
    • Evelyne Moyo, Sherwood High School, French
  • TIGARD
    • Noriko Roberts, Tigard High School, Japanese
    • Mitsuko Soper, Valley Catholic High School, Japanese
    • Catherine Thurber, Tigard High School, Spanish
  • TILLAMOOK
    • Judith Cooley, Tillamook Junior High School, Spanish
    • Matthew Dickson, Tillamook High School, Spanish
    • Erin Howarth, Tillamook High School, Spanish
    • Karen Keitz, Tillamook High School, French
  • WARM SPRINGS
    • Alice Harman, Tribes of Warm Springs, auditor in the Spanish Section
    • Myra Shawaway, Warm Springs Elementary, auditor in the Spanish Section
  • WILSONVILLE
    • Noriko Noguchi Schimpf, Wilsonville High School, Japanese

 

ARIZONA

  • GLENDALE
    • Yumiko I. Chen, Thunderbird, trainer in Japanese

 

HAWAII

  • MAKAWAO
    • Gary Haldeman, Seabury Hall, Spanish

 

INDIANA

  • INDIANOLA
    • Patricia Calkins, Simpson College Department of Foreign Languages, German

 

NEW YORK

  • YONKERS
    • Elvira Swender, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, trainer in Spanish

 

PENNSYLVANIA

  • PHILADELPHIA
    • Karl F. Otto, University of Pennsylvania, a trainer in German

 

UTAH

  • SPANISH FORK
    • Chantal P. Thompson, Brigham Young University, trainer in French

 

VERMONT

  • S. BURLINGTON
    • Timothy Moritz Kahn, South Burlington High School, French