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KÀN NA! Authentic Chinese reading & video (PC only)
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Ten reading lessons from a variety of sources, including: • a newspaper report of a hijacking • a family letter to Chinese students in the US • a letter of agreement between two institutions These materials are designed for advanced learners, approximately third year level or above. All of them are based on authentic or simulated-authentic materials, in other words, materials created by native speakers for native speakers (or a close imitation), including newspaper articles, personal letters, and informational brochures. KÀN NA! Authentic Chinese reading & video offers twenty lessons based on clips selected from Chinese Language Video Clips. Filmed on location in Beijing, these naturalistic video clips consist chiefly of unrehearsed interviews of ordinary folk. The learner is led through a series of activities aiding comprehension and learning that sharpen communication strategies and linguistic skills. KÀN NA! and HANGUL-RO BOJA! are multimedia lessons that guide the user step by step through a five-stage series of activities designed to approximate the strategies used by native speakers to comprehend text and video. The stages are: • pre- activities: the user is invited to predict and make guesses about the material, and to activate background knowledge • global activities: the user identifies sections of the material and the topics that belong to them • specific information activities: the user gets detailed information about individual topics • linguistic activities: the user works with vocabulary and linguistic structures that have enabled comprehension • post- activities: the user integrates new language into a productive activity PC version ONLY available; you may download the files for PC here. DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK WELL ON NEWER OPERATING SYSTEMS. WE ARE GIVING OUR REMAINING STOCK AWAY FREE UPON REQUEST, CONTACT NFLRC.

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Immersion Conference 2016: Symposium Videos
Web

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See videos of the conference symposia from the 6th International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education: Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts held October 20-22, 2016 in Minneapolis.

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Immersion Conference 2016: Plenary Videos
Web

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See videos of the conference plenaries from the 6th International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education: Connecting Research and Practice Across Contexts held October 20-22, 2016 in Minneapolis.

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When schools develop new curricula, there are often gaps that exist between what is written and what teachers need to implement the new curricula. Participants will learn how to deconstruct unit can-do statements into chunks for daily lessons. They will review several examples and will develop a sequence of activities that move students from input to output incorporating frequent checks for learning designed to provide feedback for the learner and teacher. Participants will have time to develop several lesson plans and will receive feedback at each stage of the development process. Access to model lesson plans, activity banks, and more will be provided.

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East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) 2019

The East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) represents an East Coast group of professionals, scholars, and students who are involved in language testing projects and research. One of the organization's goals is to support connections between academia, K-12 education, government, and for-profit and not-for-profit testing organizations. In addition to providing a forum for continued learning and networking, ECOLT strongly supports the work of graduate students. The eighteenth annual conference will be held in Fall 2019, and will be hosted by the AELRC at Georgetown University.

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27
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LiLaC- Literatures, Languages and Cultures in the 21st Century

CERCLL will be leading a new initiative on campus in this series of events and professional learning communities for the University of Arizona’s faculty, administrators and graduate students in language, literature and culture departments to explore today’s best practices and models for foreign language, literature and culture departments. We are hosting the launch event on Friday, September 27, 2019 (2:00-5:00 pm) on campus. It will feature world-renowned speakers who have a record of innovative program development. In a roundtable discussion, the invited speakers will each share transdisciplinary initiatives they have lead on their home campuses. This will be followed by breakout sessions in which participants can focus on themes of specific significance to them. Through these conversations, we will identify future directions to explore as a campus. The event will conclude with a reception. Featured speakers: Charlotte Melin (Professor of German University of Minnesota-Twin Cities) Gillian Lord (Professor and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, University of Florida) Domna Stanton (Distinguished Professor of French, CUNY; former President of the MLA) The event is for University of Arizona faculty and graduate students, with a focus in world language study. All participants must register in advance to attend. Organized with the College of Humanities.

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