USC Upstate to host foreign language teacher traning

The University of South Carolina (USC) Upstate's World Languages Program will host a training for foreign language teachers in the Sansbury Campus Life Center Ballroom  Feb. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The training, titled “Assessment in a Learner-Center World Language Classroom," will focus on training teachers from elementary through college-level classrooms how to give their students the tools they need to encourage each other and take greater charge of their language-learning experience.

The training has become an annual spring event for USC Upstate. This year's sessions will be facilitated by Todd Bowen, from Niles Township High School District 219 in Skokie, Illinois. Bowen, the district's director of world language, teaches French there and at Northeastern Illinois University. This year, Bowen led the forming of the Leadership Initiative for Language Learning. He also participates in several local and national foreign language teaching associations.

USC Upstate is a public university in Spartanburg, South Carolina with approximately 6,000 students and nearly 500 faculty members.

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