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Computerized Dynamic Assessment of Language Proficiency (CODA)
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CODA is an online formative assessment tool designed to provide more fine-grained profiles of listening and reading comprehension abilities than possible with traditional tests by offering graduated assistance to student test-takers. This allows teachers not only to observe how many test questions learners answered correctly and incorrectly on the first try but also to document how much support was required by the student test-taker to complete the assessment. Test results are provided as unweighted and weighted scores for the class as well as for individual students. The tests are based on existing and recognized multiple-choice assessments of listening and reading comprehension.

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Assessing Language Development
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Updated 10/2016 This site is intended for language educators, especially those new to the profession. It will familiarize you with a range of approaches towards language assessment, including those that are often termed "alternative forms of assessment". The forms of assessment described here are not particular to any given language but can be used with learners of any language, including Chinese, Russian, Japanese, Arabic, and Korean as well as more commonly taught languages like Spanish, French, and German and English as a Second Language.

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Corpus Portal
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CALPER's Corpus portal is a gateway to information and tools for teachers interested in exploring ways in which natural language (compiled into a corpus) can be used in language teaching and learning and assessment. It can also p

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Jun
2021
24 - 25
Texas
Workshop
From design to success: Spanish Heritage Language teaching practices for engaging and empowering our students

This workshop will provide Spanish instructors with hands-on guidance for engaging heritage students based on their individual needs and local context. A variety of facilitators will share their expertise on integrating critical pedagogies, building writing skills, and engaging with the community. K-12 teachers, higher ed faculty, grad students can apply to present a poster at the poster session (deadline May 17, 2021) This workshop is intended for both K-12 and higher ed language instructors. CPE credits are available for those who attend the workshop in its entirety. Please notify us by June 22, 2021 of accessibility needs for the workshop, by emailing coerll@austin.utexas.edu. Sponsored by the Texas Coalition for Heritage Spanish (TeCHS), Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), and Texas Language Center (TLC).

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Jun - Jul
2021
29 - 2
Texas
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Games2Teach collaboratory

Presenter(s): Julie Sykes (CASLS, University of Oregon) Stephanie Knight (CASLS, University of Oregon) An interactive, online workshop where language teachers experience collaborative, game-oriented play, learn how game design principles promote language acquisition, and learn to implement games in their classrooms. Tuesday 6/29 and Friday 7/2 are synchronous, and Wednesday 6/30 and Thursday 7/1 involve supported, asynchronous prototype development. Based on the Games2Teach project from CASLS (University of Oregon) and CERCLL (University of Arizona). - Participants will be able to explain how game design principles promote language acquisition. - Participants will articulate at least one lesson in which learning opportunities are extended and enhanced with intentional use of game design principles. - Participants will demonstrate understanding of the connection between cognitive processes, play, and how play enhances learning. - Participants will demonstrate understanding of how play can promote interactional competence. This workshop is intended for both K-12 and higher ed language instructors. CPE credits are available for those who attend the workshop in its entirety. Cost: $50 for teachers & faculty, $25 for students Please notify us by June 22, 2021 of accessibility needs for the workshop, by emailing coerll@austin.utexas.edu.

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Jan
2022
27 - 30
Arizona
Conference
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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