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Dynamic Assessment in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Teacher's Guide (2nd edition)


updated and expanded edition of the Dynamic Assessment Guide. Can be used as a textbook for a course on FL / SL assessment or as supplemental materials in a methods course. Includes text-based and video case studies which provide concrete examples of teachers applying DA procedures with their students.

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Metaphor and Pedagogy


CALPER Working Paper No. 11 In this working paper, we outline the potential relevance of metaphor and metaphorical competence for L2 teaching and acquisition. We explain the main claims of conceptual metaphor theory, discuss structural components of conceptual metaphor and contrast conceptual metaphor and linguistic metaphor as two distinct phenomena and consider the two types of conceptual metaphor -- primary and complex. Lastly, we present some ways of adapting conceptual metaphor for pedagogical purposes.

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CLEAR News (Biannual Newsletter)


CLEAR News is CLEAR's newsletter, published twice yearly. All issues are available in PDF, and can be picked up in hard copy from our offices or at conferences. Each issue includes a main article on a topic of interest to language educators, as well as news and announcements about CLEAR resources and initiatives.

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