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High-Leverage Teaching Practices
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Web

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The High-Leverage Teaching Practices podcast released by the NFLRC is a series of 7 episodes based on the book Enacting the World of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices by Eileen Glisan and Rick Donato (2017). The episodes are designed to enhance the book contents. All interviews are hosted by Nicole Naditz for the NFLRC. The NFLRC contributed its expertise in instructional design and technology and provided logistical support. Each episode features interviews with world language professionals who share their insights and experience in relation to each of the HLTPs. The lessons linked to each episode contain a video of the interview, additional information with links, a quiz, and question prompts for discussion or reflection.

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Alphabet tutorials for heritage languages of Arabic, Hindi, Persian, Urdu
Web

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The NHLRC in conjunction with the STARTALK program created online orthography tutorials to give high school heritage learners a head start before taking our UCLA summer courses. They are specially designed for heritage learners of Arabic, Hindi, Persian, and Urdu, taking their knowledge of basic vocabulary and oral skills into account to make a bridge to literacy. Each tutorial is sequential: teachers introduce a certain number of letters in each lesson, providing multiple ways to practice identifying and writing each letter. The following lessons build on the previous ones, until students are practicing reading, listening to, and writing all the letters in the alphabet. Because of this structure, we recommend that you begin at the beginning and go through the lessons in order without skipping. We hope you enjoy these tutorials and let us know whether they helped you learn.

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Annotated bibliography: Overview of evaluation and assessment in heritage language learning
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This annotated bibliography presents a synopsis of studies, from as early as 1989 to the present, which address different issues related to heritage language assessment and program evaluation. It is composed of 8 parts: (a) Reviews; (b) Surveys; (c) Assessment (placement and other tests); (d) Assessment for the purpose of differentiating HLLs and non-HLLs; (e) ACTFL Proficiency guidelines for assessing HLLs; (f) Evaluation of HL programs; (g) Sociocultural aspects (identity, attitudes, and motivation); and (h) Key background and theoretical papers on HLLs

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2022
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Arizona
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2022 Intercultural Competence Conference

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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2022
27 - 24
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2022 OLP Series: Engaging Online Language Learners through SEL

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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2022
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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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