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Acceso
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Acceso is a complete intermediate curriculum designed to promote the acquisition of Spanish and the development of cultural understanding of the varied groups of people who share Spanish as a common language. The free online textbook is accompanied by an optional commercial workbook. Supplementary instructor materials, including PowerPoints and lesson plans are available on request. Winner of the 2012 Focus Award from Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), Acceso is in wide use in both secondary and post-secondary contexts.

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Download the Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) MOOC
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This resource is an exported Moodle course, designed for installation in a Moodle course. The Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning MOOC aims to offer course participants basic information about project-based language learning (PBLL), an approach to designing learning experiences for learning world languages based on established principles and practices of high-quality project-based learning as described by PBL Works (formerly Buck Institute for Education). The downloadable file, <1MB in size, has the file extension .mbz, and can be imported into a Moodle course space. INSTRUCTOR/ADMINISTRATOR USE: Instructors or administrators intending to use this course should, at a minimum, be familiar with the body of knowledge covered in the course -- the hallmarks of high-quality project-based learning (HQPBL), PBL essential design elements, how PBL relates to world language education, and the difference between ‘dessert projects’ and PBL, among others. Instructors or administrators who are not familiar with PBL and PBLL may use the MOOC as an educational resource for themselves, but we counsel against the use of these teaching materials by those unfamiliar with the course material to teach others. For more information about the MOOC course content and download, visit https://nflrc.hawaii.edu/publications/view/MOOC01/

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NFLRC Podcast Series: Integrated Performance Assessments
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Interested in learning more about performance assessment? Integrated Performance Assessments is a seven-episode podcast produced by the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and hosted by Nicole Naditz (2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year). Interviewees include leading language educators speaking on the following topics: - Intro to Performance Assessments (Paul Sandrock) - Performance Assessments: Presentational mode (Lynn Fulton) - Performance Assessments: Interpersonal mode, pt. 1 (Iman Hashem) - Performance Assessments: Interpersonal mode, pt. 2 (Ying Jin) - Performance Assessments: Interpretive mode (Margaret Malone) - Integrated Performance Assessments: Theoretical Considerations (Francis Troyan) - Putting Integrated Performance Assessments Into Practice (Lisa Shepard) Check them out at https://soundcloud.com/nflrc/sets/integrated-performance

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Sep
2022
12 - 14
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Call for Papers
2022 Pragmatics & Language Learning Conference

The National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the Center for Applied Second Language Studies at the University of Oregon are pleased to announce the 2022 Pragmatics and Language Learning Conference (PLL 2022) which will take place online on September 12-14, 2022. The conference main theme will be Teaching and Learning Interactional Pragmatics in a Digital World, but we welcome a broad range of topics in pragmatics, discourse, interaction, and sociolinguistics in their relation to second and foreign language learning, education, and use, approached from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. We hope this conference brings together scholars and educators from all around the world who are interested in discussing both established and innovative approaches to teaching and learning pragmatics to strengthen our understanding of principles and practices in PLL and push the field to new and exciting directions in research and practice. Plenary talks will be live and we have tried to schedule them so that a large part of our audience can access at least half of them. The rest of the presentations will be simulive (pre-recorded 20 minute presentation with live interaction by the presenters) or poster sessions (5-7 minute-pre-recorded presentation within Zoom breakout rooms for interaction). CALL FOR PROPOSALS The conference main theme will be Teaching and Learning Interactional Pragmatics in a Digital World, but we welcome a broad range of topics in pragmatics, discourse, interaction, and sociolinguistics in their relation to second and foreign language learning, education, and use, approached from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. ONLINE ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: DEADLINE: March 1, 2022 via EasyChair Visit our website [ https://bit.ly/PLL2022 ] for more information and instruction on how to prepare your abstract proposal.

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