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Kazakh News
Web

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Kazakhk News is part of the Central Asian News Project which produces listening and reading exercises for students of Central Asian languages at the intermediate and advanced levels. The goal is to help students build their listening skills, broaden their vocabulary and grammar, and deepen their understanding of the cultures and politics of the various countries of the region. For selected languages, CeLCAR produces original texts—both reading and listening--based on a variety of contemporary sources. The texts are supplemented with a glossary, background information, and a number of exercises, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, and open-ended questions. For other languages, CeLCAR adapts an already-existing text taken from a Central Asian news agency or world broadcaster. In these cases, the texts are read by a native speaker who also creates the accompanying exercises and glossary. These texts are generally aimed at more advanced learners. In all cases, CeLCAR will provide information on the original source of the texts.

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Tajiki Multimedia CD
Web

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Sample of Introductory Multimedia CD that accompanies the Introductory Textbook.

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Uyghur Multimedia CD
Web

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Sample of Introductory Multimedia CD that accompanies the Introductory Textbook.

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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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