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Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels
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Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels is designed to help Spanish language teachers gain an understanding of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Speaking and to practice evaluating proficiency levels of Spanish speakers. The resource includes 17 video-based practice modules designed to strengthen your understanding of the ACTFL Speaking Proficiency Guidelines and to help you evaluate the speaking levels of your language students.

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Spanish in Texas Corpus
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The Spanish in Texas Corpus is a complete online video corpus of Spanish and bilingual Spanish-English speech samples culled from interviews and conversations among speakers of diverse personal profiles and regional origins throughout Texas. The Corpus currently consists of over 500,000 words from 97 bilingual speakers living in Texas. Video files, audio files, full transcripts, and linguistic annotations are available for download.

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Língua da Gente
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In Brazil, the term língua da gente (literally ‘language of the people’) refers to the way that people actually talk in everyday speech. And that, in essence, is the object behind this podcast series. Each audio podcast, generally between 8-12 minutes, includes the presentation of a brief dialog, a line-by-line English translation, and more in-depth analysis of the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural content in the lesson. Discussion blogs also accompany each lesson, providing community interaction for comments and questions.

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Spanish Heritage Language Workshop

This is a workshop for Spanish teachers of heritage speaking high school and university level students. We will post more information about this workshop as we continue to organize it. Sign up for COERLL's newsletter to receive updates: https://goo.gl/5zPVze.

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Games2Teach Collaboratory

An interactive workshop where teachers play technology-mediated games, learn how game design principles promote language acquisition, and learn to implement games in their classrooms. Based on the Games2Teach project from CASLS (University of Oregon) and CERCLL (University of Arizona). We will post more information about this workshop as we continue to organize it. Sign up for COERLL's newsletter to receive updates: https://goo.gl/5zPVze.

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