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A Self-Study Guide to the Film Strange Friends
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Prepared by the staff of the Chinese Language Program at The Ohio State University to accompany the film "Strange Friends".

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Advanced Mandarin Chinese
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Based on the video, print, and audio content of Wang’s Understanding the Locals, Wang will produce CD-ROM disks that exercise students over the content of China Central Television’s Straight Talk. These materials focus on advanced listening, reading, narration, and composition.

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Asian Festival in Columbus, OH
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This is one of the outreach activities supported by the NEALRC. Two days is hardly enough time to soak in the flavor of the earth's largest landmass. But the organizers of the annual Asian Festival sure give it their best shot. More than 100,000 people are expected to find their way to Franklin Park over Memorial Day weekend for a showcase of the culture of 15 participating nations, ranging from Pakistan and Laos to Burma and Japan. The entertainment slate, which features performers of Asian decent from Ohio and around the United States and Canada, is heavy on dance: Columbus-based troupes include the Adity Performers, who'll present Bangladeshi folk and classical dance and the Filipinas Dance Group. Chinese puppet shows, Japanese tea ceremonies, numerous martial arts demonstrations, cultural art displays -- including painting, doll making, kite painting and palm reading -- fill out a very busy schedule. There's a special focus on children at the festival, with various games, craft activities and a petting zoo. And don't forget about the food: Dig into sushi, Tandoori chicken and ginger-garlic fried shrimp among other delights all weekend long.

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PEARLL Summer Institute: Effective Lesson Planning

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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