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Thai Language and Culture for Beginners (Book 1+CD+DVD)
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Thai Language and Culture for Beginners aims to provide a basic foundation for conversational Standard Thai for beginning learners. It focuses on developing the learners' listening and speaking skills. Designed primarily for use in a Thai as a Foreign Language class in U.S. universities, this course book uses a proficiency-based approach to learning Thai and covers the daily real life topics and situations that a student might encounter. Each volume set consists of: • Coursebook • Companion Audio/Video CD (in mp3 and mpeg formats) • Companion Dialog Video clips DVD (NTSC format) The Thai Language and Culture for Beginners coursebook set (Book 1 and Book 2) consists of 31 lessons (20 lessons in Book 1 and 11 lessons in Book2) and appendix sections providing samples of songs and poems of Thailand, as well as an index to structural patterns introduced in the text and a vocabulary index in both Thai to English and English to Thai order, providing both IPA transcription and Thai script. The accompanying audio-CD provides the reading of the terms and expressions introduced in each lesson. The video-DVD provides video-clips of the enactment of the contextualized dialogs as audio-visual samples of language usage. This Thai Language and Culture for Beginners course book set and the accompanying audio-CD and video-DVD were developed during 2003-2006 with funding from the U.S. Department of Education (International Research and Studies Program Grant Award No. P017A030070). Book Details Book 1 Paperback, 295 pages, Dimension 7.25 x 10.25 inches, ISBN: 978-974-7512-25-0, Published in August 2007 List price (with CD and DVD) $95 Book 2 Paperback, 195 pages, Dimension 7.25 x 10.25 inches, ISBN: 978-974-7512-26-7, Published in August 2007 List price (with CD and DVD) $85 Contact: uhpbooks@hawaii.edu for ordering information.

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Thai Language and Culture for Beginners (Book 2+CD+DVD)
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Thai Language and Culture for Beginners aims to provide a basic foundation for conversational Standard Thai for beginning learners. It focuses on developing the learners' listening and speaking skills. Designed primarily for use in a Thai as a Foreign Language class in U.S. universities, this course book uses a proficiency-based approach to learning Thai and covers the daily real life topics and situations that a student might encounter. Each volume set consists of: • Coursebook • Companion Audio/Video CD (in mp3 and mpeg formats) • Companion Dialog Video clips DVD (NTSC format) The Thai Language and Culture for Beginners coursebook set (Book 1 and Book 2) consists of 31 lessons (20 lessons in Book 1 and 11 lessons in Book2) and appendix sections providing samples of songs and poems of Thailand, as well as an index to structural patterns introduced in the text and a vocabulary index in both Thai to English and English to Thai order, providing both IPA transcription and Thai script. The accompanying audio-CD provides the reading of the terms and expressions introduced in each lesson. The video-DVD provides video-clips of the enactment of the contextualized dialogs as audio-visual samples of language usage. This Thai Language and Culture for Beginners course book set and the accompanying audio-CD and video-DVD were developed during 2003-2006 with funding from the U.S. Department of Education (International Research and Studies Program Grant Award No. P017A030070). Book Details Book 1 Paperback, 295 pages, Dimension 7.25 x 10.25 inches, ISBN: 978-974-7512-25-0, Published in August 2007 List price (with CD and DVD) $95 Book 2 Paperback, 195 pages, Dimension 7.25 x 10.25 inches, ISBN: 978-974-7512-26-7, Published in August 2007 List price (with CD and DVD) $85 Contact: uhpbooks@hawaii.edu for ordering information.

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Developing prototypic measures of cross-cultural pragmatics
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Although the study of cross-cultural pragmatics has gained importance in applied linguistics, there are no standard forms of assessment that might make research comparable across studies and languages. The present volume describes the process through which six forms of cross-cultural assessment were developed for second language learners of English. The models may be used for second language learners of other languages. The six forms of assessment involve two forms each of indirect discourse completion tests, oral language production, and self-assessment. The procedures involve the assessment of requests, apologies, and refusals.

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This March, the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy will launch the UA Language Fair, an event designed to raise the visibility of the wide range of languages that students study at The University of Arizona. The event is open to all students, faculty/staff, and visitors to campus. Departments, programs, and UA student clubs representing the languages and cultures taught at UA can register for table space (3-6 feet of space per registration) at which they will showcase the languages taught in their departments and spoken in their communities. CERCLL is also sponsoring small grants (up to $150) to support the purchase of materials for activities or small treats for distribution at these tables. Registration for this event–and the application for funding–will be open on February 15. The deadline to register and apply for funding is March 8, 2019. During the registration process, respondents will be asked to provide the following information: name, department and contact information for the person submitting the application; department / program / organization represented; amount of table space requested (tables are 6 feet in length; registrants can request a half or a whole table, or in the case of a department representing more than one language, they can request multiple tables); business manager name and contact information; a description of the table(s) that will be displayed (maximum 300 words), including language(s) and world regions to be represented, and activities planned; and an itemized budget for any application for funding. Questions? Contact CERCLL at cercll@email.arizona.edu, or (520) 626-8071.

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Language Teacher Symposium (LaTeS) Spring 2019 Strengthening your Core: Practices to Support Students’ Language Development Presented by Kristin Davin (University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Department of Middle, Secondary and K12 Education) The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) designated six core practices that are critical for effective language teaching because they support students’ language development and occur frequently in instruction across contexts. These practices include: Facilitating target language comprehensibility, Guiding learners through interpreting authentic resources, Designing oral interpersonal communication tasks, Planning with backward design model, Teaching grammar as a concept and use in context, and Providing appropriate oral feedback. In this workshop, participants will explore these six core practices and the research base of each one. They will dive deeply into two of these practices, Guiding learners through interpreting authentic resources and Designing oral interpersonal communication tasks. Participants will engage in activities that foster their understanding of how to choose appropriate authentic texts and ways to check students’ understanding of those texts. They will also develop and share oral interpersonal communication tasks that foster spontaneous communication and negotiation of meaning. Participants will leave this workshop with a variety of interpretive and interpersonal communication tasks that they can immediately carry out in their classrooms. A certificate for 6 hours of Arizona Continuing Education will be provided to attendees. Saturday April 6, 2019, 9.a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: University of Arizona campus The event is free to attend (including lunch), but registration is required.

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