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Content-Based Language Teaching with Technology (CoBaLTT) Online Resource Center
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CoBaLTT provides online professional development and resources that help foreign language and immersion teachers create content-based lessons/units using technology to enhance students' language proficiency and content or cultural knowledge. The online instructional modules provide information about and resources for the following topics: National Language Standards; Principles of CBI; Curriculum Development for CBI; Instructional Strategies for CBI; Assessment for CBI; Technology for CBI

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InterCom
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InterCom can help you stay up-to-date on issues in language education and locate quality, relevant ideas for your classroom in one weekly customized email digest. Our editor monitors professional online communications such as listservs, blogs, and organizational websites to find the most relevant, useful information and resources for language professionals. Each issue of Intercom includes: - Weekly topic: A brief insight into an issue relevant to language teaching and learning - Activity of the week: An activity exemplifying the application of the week's theme - Spotlight: Update on CASLS activity - Publications: Links to publications that match your interests - Professional development: Links to professional development opportunities

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Talk-in-interaction: Multilingual perspectives
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Talk-in-interaction: Multilingual perspectives (edited by Gabriele Kasper & Hanh Thi Nguyen) offers original studies of interaction in a range of languages and language varieties, including Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, and Vietnamese; monolingual and bilingual interactions; and activities designed for second or foreign language learning. Conducted from the perspectives of conversation analysis and membership categorization analysis, the chapters examine ordinary conversation and institutional activities in face-to-face, telephone, and computer-mediated environments. PRAGMATICS & INTERACTION, a refereed series sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i National Foreign Language Resource Center, publishes research on topics in pragmatics and discourse as social interaction from a wide variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. P&I particularly welcomes studies on languages spoken in the Asian-Pacific region.

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In 1990, the Department of Education established the first Language Resource Centers (LRCs) at U.S. universities in response to the growing national need for expertise and competence in foreign languages. Now, twenty-five years later, Title VI of the Higher Education Act supports sixteen LRCs, creating a national network of resources to promote and improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages.

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