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Makinig at Bumasa: Intermediate-Advanced Filipino
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This Filipino/Tagalog interactive CD-ROM consists of ten reading and ten listening units for intermediate and advanced levels. Using the schema approach, each unit includes an introduction (cultural notes); pre-listening/reading activities; a lesson (reading/listening text); and post-listening/reading activities (global understanding activities, specific information activities, grammar activities and follow-up activities).

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Authentic Tagalog video (text + video)
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The Authentic Tagalog Video set (text plus videotape) is intended to supplement existing Tagalog curricula at the secondary and post-secondary school level. The twenty-one video lessons are assembled from selected authentic materials ranging from documentaries to television soap operas to product advertisements. Each five-stage lesson targets a specific learning level (from elementary to advanced) by proceeding through activities for pre-viewing, global viewing, extracting specific information, linguistic exploration, and post-viewing. Additional texts may be ordered separately for classroom use.

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Las voces de las mujeres de Xelaju
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Listen to the authentic voices of twenty ordinary Guatemalan women as you watch these interviewees share their unique views regarding their values and choices in life. Students of intermediate to advanced Spanish improve listening comprehension while they learn about Guatemalan culture by watching twenty Guatemalan women each answer the same seven questions. The repetition reinforces vocabulary and grammatical structures in a meaningful context. As students compare the women's answers and formulate their own responses, they develop critical thinking and writing skills. Students can work independently, in groups, or as a class.

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Webinar: Transformative Learning in a Social Justice Oriented Language Classroom

Webinar presented by Stacey Margarita Johnson (Vanderbilt University). Instructors building social justice into their language teaching often report that they hope their language classrooms will be sites of transformative learning and personal growth. As teachers, we want our teaching to make the world better and inspire students to become engaged citizens. Although we might hope for transformative learning, we don’t always know how it happens or how to guide our students through the process of transformation. This webinar will explore the steps in transformative learning, its connection to critical pedagogy and social justice, and, most importantly, ways language teachers can promote transformative learning through instructional choices that align with research and best practices in second language acquisition.

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Webinar: Some Considerations for Social Justice Teaching in a World Language Setting: From Self to Students to World

Webinar presented by Michelle Nicola (Portland Public Schools). What do we mean when we say that we are social justice educators? What are concrete actions that social justice educators take? What beliefs or mindsets do we adopt? This webinar will help educators define what they mean by social justice education, and offer suggestions for how to incorporate self-reflection, relationship building & curriculum design as tools to recognize and interrupt inequitable patterns and practices in our world language classrooms and beyond. Participants will also receive a few lesson plan ideas that they can build on to meet their own communities’ social justice goals.

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L2DL 2020: Critical Transnational Dialogue and Virtual Exchange

Accessible entirely online, the L2 Digital Literacies Symposium (L2DL) is a biennial international event offering an array of synchronous and asynchronous sessions that allow academics to make connections across the globe. In 2020, the conference focuses upon the theme of Critical Transnational Dialogue and Virtual Exchange, and explores intersections between international education, digital literacies, and virtual exchange. Virtual presentations selected from submitted proposals will be available during the week of October 19-24, and attendees are encouraged to participate in synchronous and asynchronous discussion that will take place through October 23; professional development credentials will be provided for presenters and attendees who participate in these activities. The symposium will culminate in livestreamed, invited presentations that will take place on October 23 and 24. The symposium schedule and presentation details are on the L2DL website. Access all the details and the link to registration there.

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