Archive for the ‘Pedagogy’ Category

Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Language: Spanish
Introduction to Oral Proficiency Levels is a free open educational resource (OER) from our sister LRC, the Center for Open Education Resources and Language Learning, that can help you gain a foundational understanding of how to evaluate Spanish speakers. The resource includes:

Practice: Video-based practice modules designed to strengthen your understanding of the ACTFL Speaking Proficiency Guidelines and to help you evaluate the speaking levels of your language students.
Materials: Editable versions of the practice modules on Google Drive that you can revise and share with other educators.
Guidance: Instructions on conducting interviews to assess Spanish learners’ proficiency levels.

This resource is available at
Read a discussion of this resource at
Learn more about COERLL’s projects and plans at


Source:  CASLS InterCom

Webinar Announcement: CALPER/LARC webinar – Assessing Vocabulary with Dr John Read

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Webinar with Dr. John Read

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Date: Wednesday February 19, 2014
Time: 12:30-1:40 pm Pacific Time / 2:30-3:40 pm Central Time / 3:30-4:40 pm Eastern Time

Presentation Description:

Learners of second languages are very conscious that one of the key problems they face in becoming proficient users of the language is how to acquire an adequate knowledge of vocabulary. Thus, teachers need to be able to monitor their students’ vocabulary development and set realistic targets for learning the words that they need to know. At one level, this may simply mean giving regular progress tests on the vocabulary presented in the textbook or specified by the curriculum. But vocabulary tests can serve a variety of purposes in a language teaching program, such as placing students in the appropriate class, diagnosing difficulties with reading and other skills, and assessing the adequacy of the learners’ vocabulary knowledge for particular functional uses, especially when they need the second language for employment or higher education.

To see the detail and registration, please go to the webinar homepage.

[CALPER Facebook post]

Advocacy video, NCLRC newsletter, NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statement, ACTFL 2013 presentation handouts

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Foreign Language Advocacy Video: Lead with Languages



The November/December 2013 issue of the National Capital Language Resource Center’s Language Resource newsletter is available online at

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements
Progress Indicators for Language Learners – See more at:


Did you miss the 2013 ACTFL Convention? You can download 125+ presentation handouts here:

[Twitter: Center for Language Study at Yale]

Stanford Professor Elizabeth Bernhardt to receive Distinguished Service Award for foreign language teaching

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Professor Elizabeth Bernhardt, Congratulation on the 2014 Distinguished Service to the Profession Award from the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL)!

“Stanford Professor Elizabeth Bernhardt to receive Distinguished Service Award for Foreign Language Teaching”




Articles, journals…etc Dec 11, 2013

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

The list of articles and Journal

(Source: CASLS-InterCom)

(Source: Lifehacker)

(Source: TechCrunch)

(Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day)

ALTEC online Magazine

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Anderson Language Technology Center (ALTEC) is the center for language learning on the University of Colorado’s Boulder Campus.


ALTEC launched online magazine called ‘FLTmag‘ A magazine on technology integration in the world language classroom (Beta).  LFTmag “is a practice-oriented online publication dedicated to the field of foreign language technology. Our goal is to provide useful and practical information about technology integration in the classroom such as emerging technologies, interesting books, classroom projects, institutional initiatives, conferences and symposiums and language centers worldwide. We’re hoping to become a public forum promoting engaged and productive discussions around burning issues in the field of language technology in the U.S. and beyond.”



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Friday, November 8th, 2013

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