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Instructional Guide for Use in Small Classes: Hindi
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This free downloadable Instructional Guide is written for native speakers of Hindi who are teaching Hindi in either a classroom or a tutorial setting. Like the African Language Instructional Guide and the Thai Guide, the Hindi Guide begins with an overview of strategies for creating a language course (e.g., establishing goals, using the L2, and finding and using materials). Following the general information, The Hindi Guide offers three different groupings of lesson plans: basic language-learning lesson plans for beginners, task-based lessons for intermediate learners, and cultural-based modules for advanced learners.

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Instructional Guide for Use in Small Classes: Vietnamese
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This free downloadable Instructional Guide is written for native speakers of Vietnamese who are teaching Vietnamese in either a classroom or a tutorial setting. Like the African Language Instructional Guide and the Thai and Hindi Guides, the Vietnamese Guide begins with an overview of strategies for creating a language course (e.g., establishing goals, using the L2, and finding and using materials). Following the general information, The Vietnamese Guide offers two sets of lesson plans: basic language-learning lesson plans for beginners, and task-based lessons for intermediate learners.

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Hausa Online is a virtual language resource page of multimedia language learning material for intermediate to advanced-level Hausa language learners. Hausa Online provides access to samples of authentic Hausa texts, an image gallery with more than 200 images for use in the language classroom, and a link to a collection of language learning modules that you can complete online. If you are a Hausa language instructor you can register your class and all student work is recorded and reported to you so you can track how your students are doing.

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Seventh International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence. Internationalizing the Curriculum: The Role of Intercultural Competence on January 23-26, 2020, in Tucson, Arizona, and online. Invited Presentations: Adriana Diaz (University of Queensland – Australia) Marianne Larsen (Western University – Canada) Sharon Stein (University of British Columbia – Canada) This biennial event brings together researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices, and to foster meaningful professional dialog on issues related to the development and assessment of Intercultural Competence, especially in a foreign or second language. The 2020 ICC conference will take stock of current models for internationalizing curricula as well as the genealogies of these discussions. The organizers are interested in accounts of best practices as well as critical examinations of current trends and conceptual think pieces around what it might mean to internationalize higher education. Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2019

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