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Resources for the Study of Pashto Literature
Web

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This provides materials from (a) the pivotal modern poet, Amir Hamza Shinwari; (b) narrative folk poetry and its sung form; (c) Malang Jan, a popular mid-20th century Afghan poet now beginning to enjoy high culture status; (d) current and past orthographic practices in Afghanistan and Pakistan; (e) historical narrative poetry collected orally in the late 19th century.

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Nepali: A Beginner's Primer
Web

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Our proposal is to rehabilitate and refresh the excellent pedagogical learning resources developed at Cornell by constructing a web-based course in natural language Nepali. We produced a beginner-level online course and glossary in Nepali Unicode for self-study of both spoken and literary Nepali in a natural language environment. Using web authoring tools, we created an integrated set of enhanced multimedia instructional materials for Nepali.

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Rehabilitation of Hindi Video Materials, Volume 2
Web

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This project rehabilitated selected Hindi video materials listed on the priority list formulated by the teachers of Hindi at the Hindi & Urdu workshop organized by SALRC in January, 2003. We restored and enhanced the quality and pedagogic utility of the following widely used Hindi materials by converting them into digital format and adding new exercises (including pre and post activities) and multimedia learning tools. These preserved and enhanced the quality of fading video materials. Also, it enhanced their pedagogic value because students can now interact with the materials in a fashion suitable to their learning styles. Moreover, they will be able to move at their own pace and use them from any location. Although, the main objective of the selected materials is to develop speaking and listening skills, they will enhance reading and writing skills also. Students now have the opportunity to read the Hindi transcriptions and some of the tasks would require them to write in Hindi. For easy distribution, finished materials will be made available on CD-ROM (PC format) and Web formats.

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Dec
2019
4
Arizona
Workshop
Webinar: Learn to Teach with Social Networks- A Practical Guide for Intercultural Competence

Margherita Berti (University of Arizona) will present “Learn to Teach with Social Networks: A Practical Guide for Intercultural Competence” This webinar will illustrate how social networks, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, can be utilized in language courses to foster intercultural competence. Pedagogical applications and practical suggestions will be provided for using social networks and authentic social media with beginner and intermediate language learners. Participants will receive a teacher’s guide e-book, access to an online training site, and video tutorials to begin using social networks with their own students the very next day! Margherita Berti is a doctoral student in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) at the University of Arizona and holds a master’s degree in Linguistics/TESL from Indiana State University. Her research specialization resides at the intersection of intercultural competence, educational technology, and curriculum and L2 content development.

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Jan
2020
23 - 26
Arizona
Conference
2020 International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence

Seventh International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence. Internationalizing the Curriculum: The Role of Intercultural Competence on January 23-26, 2020, in Tucson, Arizona, and online. Invited Presentations: Adriana Diaz (University of Queensland – Australia) Marianne Larsen (Western University – Canada) Sharon Stein (University of British Columbia – Canada) This biennial event brings together researchers and practitioners across languages, levels, and settings to discuss and share research, theory, and best practices, and to foster meaningful professional dialog on issues related to the development and assessment of Intercultural Competence, especially in a foreign or second language. The 2020 ICC conference will take stock of current models for internationalizing curricula as well as the genealogies of these discussions. The organizers are interested in accounts of best practices as well as critical examinations of current trends and conceptual think pieces around what it might mean to internationalize higher education. Proposal submission deadline: May 31, 2019

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Mar
2020
25
Arizona
Conference
University of Arizona Language Fair

In Spring 2020, the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) launched the UA Language Fair, an event designed to raise the visibility of the wide range of languages that students study at The University of Arizona. The event was open to all students, faculty/staff, and visitors to campus. Departments, programs, and UA student clubs representing the languages and cultures taught at UA showcased the languages taught in their departments and spoken in their communities. Participants enjoyed free food, games and other activities that celebrate the benefits and opportunities that come from communicating in another language. In 2019, the following languages were represented: American Sign Language Ancient Greek Arabic Chinese English as a Foreign Language French German Hebrew Italian Japanese Kazakh Korean Latin Navajo Persian Portuguese Russian Spanish Tohono O’odham Turkish With representatives from the following programs on hand, to share information about their offerings as well: Critical Languages Program Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships for language study Global Studies Program UA Study Abroad Current students in language programs joined in the fun, and new ones were recruited for Fall classes!

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