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Mezhdu nami
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Mezhdu nami is a free, web-based textbook that provides a comprehensive introduction to Russian language and culture. It is organized around the experiences of four American students, each spending the academic year in a different Russian city. Their interactions with host families, roommates, fellow students and teachers create a universe of contextualized information that motivates the use of the target language in the classroom. The online textbook is accompanied by downloadable classroom activities manuals and homework manuals, all of which are also available in print-on-demand. Mezhdu nami is the winner of the 2016 Access to Language Education award from the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) and the 2017 Best Book in Pedagogy from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.

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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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