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Teaching linguistics (through conlanging?) at high school?

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Tuesday, December 19, 2006, 9:22
So, I'm still looking for a "Real Job" (i.e. one that will give me
insurance and dependable hours :-P).

One thing I've been thinking about lately is getting back into
teaching - high school or community college level, since that's all
I'd qualify for at present with only a BA.

What I'd really like to teach (and IMO could do well) is linguistics -
preferably, linguistics through conlanging. My first course at
Berkeley was nearly that (though somewhat more freeform); the textbook
I'm working on off-and-on is exactly on that.

The questions:

1. Any comment on how viable it would be to teach a linguistics class
in a high school, or better, *how* it would be viable?

2. Any comment on teaching linguistics through conlanging, in a formal
setting (i.e. getting it approved by the various appropriate
commitees, possibly articulated to be equivalent to Ling 100, etc)?

3. (for locals) Any places I should particularly look at in the CA Bay
Area, or (for non) places that it'd be worth moving to?

 - Sai


David J. Peterson <dedalvs@...>