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Teaching Heritage and Domestic Language Learners
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This resource combines case-based learning with multimedia technology. It is organized around five conceptual strands: <br> *Teacher's Voice<br> *Students' Voices<br> *Instructional Challenges<br> *Instructional Strategies<br> *Explorations <br><br> The resource provides a window into actual language classrooms, showcasing the complexities of addressing the needs of both heritage and domestic learners in the same language course. <br> The development of this resource was motivated by addressing two significant needs unique to teachers who teach both heritage and domestic language learners in college/university less-commonly-taught language (LCTL) classrooms: (a) to understand the pedagogical challenges for a teacher in such learning environments; and (b) to use this understanding to create effectual learning communities in those classrooms.

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Understanding Teachers of Heritage and Domestic Language Learners
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Understanding Teachers of Heritage and Domestic Language Learners combines case-based learning with multimedia technology. It is organized around five conceptual strands: <br> Teachers as Learners of Languages <br> Beliefs about Language Learning <br> Challenges of Teaching LCTLs <br> Perception of Heritage and Domestic Students <br> Explorations <br><br> The resource provides a window into actual language classrooms, showcasing the complexities of addressing the needs of both heritage and domestic learners in the same language classroom.

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Corpus Tutorial
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Using Authentic "Real Language" in Teaching and Learning, is CALPER's online tutorial, which guides users step-by-step through the basics of collecting and analyzing "real" language using corpus methods.

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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.

LRCs create language learning and teaching materials, offer professional development opportunities for language instructors, and conduct and disseminate research on foreign language learning. All LRCs engage in efforts that enable U.S. citizens to better work, serve, and lead.

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