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Culture as the Core
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Two collections of CARLA conference papers on the very important issue of integrating culture into the second language classroom were merged into one volume that was published by Information Age Publishing

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Dancing with Words: Strategies for Learning Pragmatics in Spanish
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This website is specifically dedicated to strategies for learning pragmatics (i.e., how we convey meaning through communication) in Spanish. The site explores various elements related to pragmatics such as communicative acts, politeness, and conversational dynamics. This website is available for use in your classroom with learners of Spanish. It can be used in a variety of ways and helps bridge the gap between the need for pragmatic instruction in the second language classroom and the lack of curricular materials available. This site is specifically designed to be a self-access website so that students can complete the materials at home or in a language lab. However, we highly recommend that the materials be supplemented and discussed in the classroom.

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Database of Less Commonly Taught Languages
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A database of course offerings at colleges and universities, k-12 programs, distance education courses, study abroad programs, and summer language courses. Includes contact information, levels, and availability of courses.

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In 1990, the Department of Education established the first Language Resource Centers (LRCs) at U.S. universities in response to the growing national need for expertise and competence in foreign languages. Now, twenty-five years later, Title VI of the Higher Education Act supports sixteen LRCs, creating a national network of resources to promote and improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

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