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Heritage Spanish
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This is an online community for finding and sharing resources for teaching Spanish to heritage speakers. View and contribute syllabi, activities, lessons, information about events, etc. to this growing community.

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Student learning outcomes assessment in college foreign language programs
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Changes in accreditation policies and institutional practices have led to the emergence of student learning outcomes assessment as an important, increasingly common expectation in U.S. college foreign language programs. This volume investigates contemporary outcomes assessment activity, with a primary focus on useful assessment, that is, assessment that is put to use proactively by foreign language educators. Authors approach the topic from distinct perspectives, ranging from a study of national trends in outcomes assessment practices, to reflections on assessment experiences by program leaders, to case studies highlighting language educators’ implementation and uses of outcomes assessment for diverse curricular and pedagogical purposes. 1 The Usefulness of Accreditation-Mandated Outcomes Assessment: Trends in University Foreign Language Program | John McE. Davis 2 The Uses of Use-Focused Assessment: Two Chairs’ Perspectives | Theodore J. Cachey, Jr. & Peter C. Pfeiffer 3 “Centering” Collegiate Foreign Language Departments Around Useful Outcomes Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities | Lance R. Askildson & Hiram H. Maxim 4 The Uses of Accountability | Amanda Randall & Janet Swaffar 5 Formulating Effective Student Learning Outcomes Through Utilization-Focused Evaluation: A Case Study of a University Japanese Program | Shoko Sasayama 6 Developing Learning Outcomes for First-Year Arabic at the University of Notre Dame | Ghada Bualuan & Amaya Martin 7 Assessing the Intermediate Level: A Critical Juncture in German Outcomes Assessment | Hannelore Weber 8 Journey Greater Than the Destination: A Department and Program Perspective on Utilization-Focused Assessment | Alessia Blad & Shauna Williams 9 A Tale of Two Cultures | Anna De Fina & Donatella Melucci 10 Foreign Language Curriculum as a Means of Achieving Humanities Learning Goals: Assessment of Materials, Pedagogy, and Learner Texts | Marianna Ryshina-Pankova

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4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC) evaluation report
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This document reports on, and evaluates the 4th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC) held at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa, from February 26–March 1, 2015.

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6th Annual Olympiada of Spoken Russian, Carolinas District

Participants may earn gold, silver, or bronze medals in recognition of their proficiency in Russian conversation, poetry recitation, and Russian civilization at various levels of study. In addition, every third or fourth year outstanding contestants at regional ACTR Olympiada contests have the opportunity to participate in an international Olympiada contest that takes place in Moscow and brings together winners of Russian Olympiada contests from throughout the world to compete for international medals and engage in a rich program of cultural activities.

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OER Hangout: Stories from teachers who have adopted and adapted OER

6pm CST (4pm PST / 5pm MST / 7pm EST) Presenter(s): Alexandra Gouirand (South Puget Sound Community College) Dawn Michael (Reynoldsburg City Schools) Valérie Morgan (California State University San Bernardino) Open educational resources (OER) are free to access. Open Creative Commons licenses allow teachers to legally make copies, adapt, and share these resources in order to meet the specific needs of their students. Celebrate Open Education Week by attending this discussion-based webinar, where you will have a chance to chat with two instructors who have adopted OER and creatively adapted the content for their language classes. Dawn Michael has been teaching French since 1991, and is currently a high school French teacher in Ohio. She uses the open curriculum Français interactif to teach blended French 1 and 2 courses and creates her own supplements to accompany the resources. Valérie Morgan is a French lecturer. She uses the open curriculum Français interactif to teach Levels 1, 2, and 3 French. To supplement the textbook she uses Google Classroom, Google Tools, Flipgrid, and Padlet. There will be 20 minutes of presentation time, and the rest of the hour will be dedicated to your questions and to conversation between participants and panelists.

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OER Hangout: Making your language curriculum more inclusive

3:30pm CDT (1:30pm PDT / 2:30pm MDT / 4:30pm EDT) Presenter(s): Kia London Jenniffer Whyte Language students and instructors, and speakers of any given language, come from all different backgrounds and identify with a variety of races, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, religions, languages, body types, and socio-economic statuses. However, this wide-ranging human experience isn’t always represented in traditional language-learning materials. In this discussion-based webinar, panelists and participants will share ideas for developing classroom activities that include perspectives from a more diverse group of people, especially from populations not traditionally represented in textbooks. Kia London and Jenniffer Whyte will share examples of how they have incorporated Afro-Latino culture into their K-12 Spanish classrooms, but we hope instructors of all languages and levels will join for this universally applicable discussion! There will be 20 minutes of presentation time, and the rest of the hour will be dedicated to your questions and to conversation between participants and panelists.

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