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InterCom
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InterCom can help you stay up-to-date on issues in language education and locate quality, relevant ideas for your classroom in one weekly customized email digest. Our editor monitors professional online communications such as listservs, blogs, and organizational websites to find the most relevant, useful information and resources for language professionals. Each issue of Intercom includes: - Weekly topic: A brief insight into an issue relevant to language teaching and learning - Activity of the week: An activity exemplifying the application of the week's theme - Spotlight: Update on CASLS activity - Publications: Links to publications that match your interests - Professional development: Links to professional development opportunities

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Games2Teach
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By creating an exciting learning environment, teachers can help motivate students to learn languages and to use the language outside of the classroom. Incorporating digital games into the classroom is one powerful way to create such an environment. Games2Teach helps teachers take the leap and build games into their curriculum.The website includes: - Reviews of current games and their application to the language learning classroom - Curricular resources and activities to accompany third-party games - Professional development posts on how incorporate games into the curriculum The site began as a collaborative project between CASLS and the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL).

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Place- and Experience-based Database Language Learning (PEBLL)
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Helping students make the connection between their language study and their daily lives can increase both their motivation and their proficiency. Place-based programs are an excellent option for helping students identify how language intersects with lives outside of the classroom. PEBLL, a curated database of place-based experiences relevant to language learning, helps educators expand learning to happen outside of the classroom. PEBLL ensures that high-quality projects are easily accessible to language educators from all over the world. Each project included in PEBLL is geo-tagged and categorized by language, level, and content area so that educators can find existing programs and services for immediate classroom use or for adaption to their own local contexts. PEBLL is a joint project between CASLS and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL).

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Upcoming Events
Oct
2018
14 - 19
Arizona
Symposium
L2DL - Participation, Equity and Inclusion: L2 Digital Literacies (L2DL) Symposium

Participation, a long-standing assessment category on language syllabi, has found a new conceptual life over the last few decades as digital literacies practices have become a part of everyday life and learning. This symposium aims to contribute to discussions of the role of digital literacies in second language learning and teaching and biliteracy development, by considering the ways in which technologically-mediated communication can enable new forms of participation and access, but also the ways in which participation in digital spaces is rarely full and equitable, but is more often than not fraught with questions of legitimacy and symbolic power. This is the third event in a biennial series that examines various roles of digital literacies in language learning; presentations and resources from the 2014 and 2016 symposia can be found on the website and CERCLL's YouTube channel.

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