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Pathways to Advanced Skills, vol. 13: Teaching and Learning Korean as a Foreign Language
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Korean as a Foreign Language (KFL) in U.S. college settings began on a small scale. Despite experiencing huge growth in recent years, KFL pedagogy is still in its beginning stages. KFL research monographs and/or edited volumes are relatively few, as compared to mainstream second/foreign language (L2) field. The NEALRC published this volume as a timely addition to the growing KFL field. This volume contains eleven original studies that explore various pedagogical issues in KFL . This book aims to facilitate the dialogue between the existing instructional L2 acquisition theories and their applicability/practicality when implemented in actual KFL classroom settings. This book will be of particular interest to graduate students, language teachers, curriculum developers, and researchers in the fields of KFL as well as applied linguistics.

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Pathways to Advanced Skills, vol.8 (new version) The Historical Evolution of Chinese Languages and Scripts
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This bilingual text by Zhou Youguang (in Chinese) with English translation by Zhang Liqing makes it easier for English speakers to gain advanced level skills in East Asian languages. It also exposes learners at or above intermediate skill levels to the vocabulary and discourses of academic disciplines and provides entries into discussions with oral and written presentations in these concentrations. This concise treatment of a field is done by an excellent scholar with outstanding English translation. This book offers an overview of a particular situation regarding the development and problems concerning Chinese languages and scripts. This new version was co-published by NEALRC and Changjiang Publishing Group in China, and was selected into the 2013 “Classical Chinese International Publication Program”.

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Songs of Thorns and Flowers: Bilingual Performance and Discourse on Modern Korean Poetry series, Vol. 4, Sunlight In A Distant Place
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This volume features 39 translated poems of the 2012 Ku Sang Poet Laureate Hong Yunsook. It is a pedagogical approach to modern Korean poetry for college-level Korean language and literature education outside Korea. To make visible the rhetorical and semantic transfer from Korean to English, the original and the translated poems are laid side by side. Historical explanations and requisite annotations on language use are provided where appropriate or needed. The included companion CD features video interviews with the Poet and audio recitation.

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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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