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Chansons françaises
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Chansons françaises is the integrated music component of Français interactif, (www.laits.utexas.edu/fi). Chansons features a French or Francophone song, related to each chapter's cultural or pedagogical focus, presented via audio or video. Accompanying pdfs provide additional information, as well as comprehension exercises. Songs act as a portal to various Francophone cultures and musical genres. Aural comprehension and study of lyrics afford students practice with culturally authentic text and expression. Students discover yet another reason to be passionate about studying French!

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From Form-Focused to Tasked-Basked CFL Instructions
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This package contains two parts: two DVDs and their companion bilingual text. The DVDs present an instructor as she instructs two Chinese classes: first-year Chinese and second-year Chinese. Our DVDs and the text detail a model of our speaking instructions that draws on work in cognitive psychology and in second language acquisition and combines a focus on form with the task syllabus in task-based language teaching. Intended as resources for the efficient training of foreign language instructors and teaching assistants, our materials are practical in focus and are designed towards the thoughtful application and adaptation of task-based language instruction in the curricula of proficiency-based language programs.

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Pathways Vol. 12 The Pedagogy of Performing Another Culture
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The Pedagogy of Performing Another Culture is a collection of papers which examine theoretical and practical problems encountered in Chinese pedagogy today. Compared with other works in the same field, the greatest attribute of this book lies in its in-depth discussion of the "Performed Culture" pedagogical approached developed by Dr. Galal Walker at The Ohio State University. This book is an essential primer towards understanding and application of the "Performed Culture" approach as well as a foundation for the further advancement of pedagogical approaches that use culture as the focal point.

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ICC 2022: Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity and Access Extended Proposal Submission Deadline June 21, 2021 A hybrid event, in Tucson, Arizona, and online, with plenary speakers: * Uju Anya, Pennsylvania State University, USA * Maria Dasli, University of Edinburgh, Scotland * Jennifer Pipitone, College of Mount Saint Vincent, USA In January 2022, the eighth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence (ICC) will be a hybrid event on the theme of "Decentering Mobility in Intercultural Education: Engagement, Equity and Access." Presentations will focus on the ways in which intercultural communication and the teaching and learning thereof have been shaped through mobility – both virtual and physical. Of particular interest are contributions that address how the changing state of intercultural communication has been shaped by a world that is simultaneously more and less mobile, for example, due to differences in access among learners or to changing circumstances, such as the current global health crisis. Proposals will be submitted as one of five types: paper presentation, symposium, roundtable discussion, poster, and workshop. See the complete submission guidelines for more about the conference theme and the format of these presentations, proposal restrictions and limitations, access to the online proposal submission form, and notification dates, etc. Proposal Submission Deadline: June 4, 2021. Full Call for Proposals and Submission Guidelines: https://icc.arizona.edu/2022cfp/ Registration for ICC 2020 will open in the Fall.

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This series will highlight how online language instructors can use the Social Emotional Learning Framework to engage students in the virtual classroom and enhance the experience and satisfaction of learning a language online. Topics will include highlighting learner self awareness, promoting self management and self motivation, expanding social awareness through online extracurricular activities, teaching responsible decision making through storytelling and building positive relationship skills in a supportive way. Webinar Dates (Thursdays): Jan 27 | Feb 3 | Feb 10 | Feb 17 | Feb 24 2:00-3:30 pm (Hawaii Standard Time) 4:00-5:30 pm (Pacific) 5:00-6:30 pm (Mountain) 6:00-7:30 pm (Central) 7:00-8:30 pm (Eastern) Registration deadline: January 27, 2022 To register, see the presenter lineups, and optional digital badge information, visit our webpage: https://nflrc.hawaii.edu/events/view/olp2022/

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31st Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society

The Department of Linguistics and the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa invites scholars working on Southeast Asian linguistics to the 31st Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society (SEALS), May 19-21, 2022, with a special virtual poster session on May 13, 2022. SEALS 31 (2022) will be a hybrid conference, held concurrently in-person (on the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa) and online.

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