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Pathways V. 02 Chinese Pedagogy An Emerging Field
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Contents: CH. 1 Toward a Communicative Model for Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: Exploring Some New Possibilities CH. 2 Reinventing Language Fields: The Chinese Case CH. 3 Tonal Distinction Errors by Beginning Chinese Language Students: A Comparative Study of American English and Japanese Native Speaker CH. 4 Exploiting Background Knowledge in the Development of Chinese Pedagogical Reading Materials CH. 5 Acquisition of Modal Particles in Chinese Second Language Learners CH. 6 Class Plan for Teaching Chinese as a Functional Language CH. 7 Starting a Secondary School Chinese Program CH. 8 Designing an Intensive Chinese Curriculum CH. 9 Citizens of a Global Village: Information Technology and Chinese Language Instruction--A Search for Standards CH. 10 A Review of Some Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Software for Chinese CH. 11 Linguistically Accurate and Culturally Appropriate: The Use of Authentic Video in Chinese Language Instruction

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Pathways V. 04 Learner, Text and Context: An Arabic Perspective
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Contents: CH. 1 Language Learning Strategies of Successful Learners CH. 2 Reading Strategies of Elementary and Advanced Learners: Effects of CALL Coding Options on Comprehension CH. 3 Impact of the Linguistic Situation in the Target Culture on Teaching the Language Abroad: The Case of Arabic Diglossia CH. 4 The Construct of the Educated Native Speaker of Arabic: Implications for Curriculum Design CH. 5 Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Linkage Between Learning and Research CH. 6 Models of Foreign Language Acquisition and the Meaning-Form Relationship CH. 7 Curriculum Design: Theoretical Bases and Implications CH. 8 Assessment of Functional Language Abilities Appendix A: A Typology of Learning Strategies Appendix B: Foreign Language Learning Strategies Appendix C: Guidelines for Writing the Language Learning Journal Appendix D: Selected Questions Asked in the Oral Interviews Appendix E: A List of Colloquial Lexical Items in the Speech of Native Speakers in a Formal Situation Appendix F: Transliteration Key

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Pathways V. 07 Advances in Japanese Pedagogy
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Details: Essays designed to support informed classroom and curricular decisions. Dispels some of the misunderstandings about Japanese language instruction and introduces the intellectual inquires we are making in the field. Contents: Ch.1 Development of Kanji Knowledge Among Adult JFL Learners. Ch.2 Subvocalization in Reading Kanji: Can Japanese Text Be Comprehended Without It? Ch.3 Developmental Sequences. Ch.4 Japanese Second Language Acquisition in the Classroom. Ch.5 Reading as Socio-Cultural Performance. Ch.6 Can a Computer Tutor Detect Problems with Linked Sentences? Ch.7 The Logic of Japanese Language Practice. Ch.8 Automaticity and Its Implications for JFL Pedagogy. Ch.9 Japanese for Special Purposes: Teaching Japanese to Engineers and Scientists. Ch.10 Pedagogic Implications of Standards-based Education. Ch.11 The First Framework: Getting Down to Basics.

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Reading Globally: Critical Issues in Global Literature for Children and Adolescents

Presented by Kathy Short (University of Arizona) with experts and authors in global literature. We live in a world where our lives are interconnected in complex ways across global cultures as well as fractured with tensions that divide us. Global children’s literature provides one means of facilitating intercultural understanding, but issues of availability, access, authenticity, and classroom use must be addressed for this potential to be realized. In this institute, participants will explore current trends in global literature for children and adolescents, examine critical issues and approaches to analyzing these books, and experience strategies for critically engaging with global literature. Participants will use the Worlds of Words collection (http://wowlit.org) to be immersed in a wealth of global literature as well as to delve deeply into key books to develop critical understandings and to consider how to invite students into a critical reading of the word. An additional component will be interactions that pair classic, well-known texts often used in elementary and secondary classrooms with global children’s and adolescent literature to expand the curriculum and include global perspectives.

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Designing Articulated Performance Assessment in the Three Modes of Communication

This workshop will guide participants in designing performance assessment tasks in the three modes of communication, articulated across three levels. We will explore Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational mode tasks and design integrated assessment around a theme and context. We will also develop specific Can-Do Statements from them, a key implementation piece, keeping transfer and intercultural competence in mind. Examples of integrated tasks with novice high, intermediate mid, and advanced low performance targets will be presented and explored.

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Increasing proficiency through World Language Core Practices

Looking to up your proficiency game? World Language Core Practices, recently published by ACTFL, are research-supported “teacher moves” that support language learners in gaining proficiency. The practices include using the target language, providing interpersonal communication tasks, employing functional goals and objectives, teaching grammar use in context, using authentic texts, and providing appropriate feedback. Participants in this two-day make-and-take workshop (an expanded version of last year's one-day) can expect to explore the reasoning behind World Language Core Practices, the how-to of using them, and spend time creating their own activities and/or plans for nurturing more proficient world language students.

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