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Korean Holidays
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Four units on "Korean Holidays" developed in the series, Discourse, Genre, and the National Standards, are designed to complement existing pedagogical materials for Korean. They contain authentic, media-based samples of actual language used in Korea by Koreans for specific interactional purposes: television programs (e.g., talk shows, reality shows, news, weather reports), radio programs, films, internet-based discourse (interviews, reviews, blogs, news items, recipes), and the like.

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Working with Spoken Chinese
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The textbook is designed for intermediate to advanced learners (ACTFL proficiency Guidelines) of who want to improve their speaking and listening skills in conversational Chinese. It consists of ten units, which highlight important interactive aspects of the language and provide activities and exercises on the grammar of spoken language, the lexicon, and critical features of spoken discourse.

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Metaphor and Pedagogy
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CALPER Working Paper No. 11 In this working paper, we outline the potential relevance of metaphor and metaphorical competence for L2 teaching and acquisition. We explain the main claims of conceptual metaphor theory, discuss structural components of conceptual metaphor and contrast conceptual metaphor and linguistic metaphor as two distinct phenomena and consider the two types of conceptual metaphor -- primary and complex. Lastly, we present some ways of adapting conceptual metaphor for pedagogical purposes.

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