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|Stephen Tschudi introduces the history of language learning in academic contexts, currently evolving conceptions of the role of student and teacher, characteristics of the student-centered classroom, distinctions between listening/ speaking versus reading/writing, the difference between authentic language use and academic literacy, and introduces the context of using ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.|
Stephen Tschudi discusses: language use in real life; learning concepts of closed-endedness and open-endedness; relating proficiency level to actual language use; the characteristics of language tasks and how they differ from exercises; some possible classroom task configurations; rubrics for performance assessment.
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|Stephen Tschudi gives a history of the standards, defines the five key goal areas, explains how to use the standards to plan curriculum, and introduces standards-based performance rubrics.|
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Interagency Language Roundtable
Information about assessing skill levels, resources for professional teachers and students of all languages
Testing and Assessment webinars offered by the Language Acquisition Resource Center.
"Aswaat Arabiyya," University of Texas at Austin. Provides authentic listening texts for all learning levels. Texts can be sped up or slowed down to facilitate understanding.
"Phone Conversations" in Egyptian, Iraqi and Levantine dialects. Defense Language Insttute Foreign Language Center.
Introduction to German language, language trainer
Teaching German as a second language (including teaching materials)
Deutsche Welle – Radio : German news read at reduced speed, news articles with vocabulary
University of Washington Resources for Learning Hindi. Includes course materials, conversatoin lessons, web based Hindi materials, and much more
The University of Texas Hindi-Urdu Flagship Program. Includes glossaries, thesaurus of Hindi, worksheets, textbooks, and much more
AlterVISTA : Noi parliamo italiano … e tu? : Teaching material for all levels
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