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News: Google debuts online education tool Oppia, UNI-Collaboraion, TandemPlus CLA Language Center

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Google debuts online education tool Oppia to let anyone create interactive activities for teaching others

Google today launched a new online education tool called Oppia, currently an open source project with the goal of making it easy for anyone to create online interactive activities that others can learn from. Called explorations, these activities can be built and contributed to by multiple people from around the world through a Web interface, without any programming required….[http://thenextweb.com/google/2014/02/27/google-debuts-online-education-tool-oppia-help-anyone-create-interactive-activities-teaching-others/#!xKqbJ]

UNI-Collaboration: This platform is aimed at supporting university educators and mobility coordinators to organise and run online intercultural exchanges for their students….http://www.unicollaboration.eu/

TandemPlus, CLA Language Center, Univ of Minnesota: he TandemPlus program organizes opportunities for language students to practice and improve their abilities in the foreign language they are studying. To meet the needs of as many students as possible, we make these practice opportunities available in a variety of formats…. [https://languagecenter.cla.umn.edu/tandem.php]

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

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Foreign Language Advocacy Video: Lead with Languages http://casls-nflrc.blogspot.com/2013/12/foreign-language-advocacy-video-lead.html

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The November/December 2013 issue of the National Capital Language Resource Center’s Language Resource newsletter is available online at http://www.nclrc.org/newsletter.html

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements  http://casls-nflrc.blogspot.com/2013/12/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements.html
Progress Indicators for Language Learners – See more at: http://www.actfl.org/publications/guidelines-and-manuals/ncssfl-actfl-can-do-statements#sthash.eJ9X0Msv.dpuf

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Did you miss the 2013 ACTFL Convention? You can download 125+ presentation handouts here:
http://community.actfl.org/communities/resources/librarylist/?LibraryKey=81b166e4-7500-441b-8c41-e4cc6218606e&CommunityKey=a3fd2c7a-ec6b-47dd-9620-b62c2a1afd1e

[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”

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Explore National Foreign Language Resource Centers in US

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

There are 15 National Foreign Language Resource Centers (NFLRC) in US which are supported by grants under Title VI of the Higher Education Act.

“While some centers concentrate on specific language areas and others on foreign languages in general, all share the common goal to develop resources that can be used broadly to improve foreign language education in the United States.”(http://www.nflrc.org/)

http://www.nflrc.org/ is the web portal to access to all 15 NFLRCs and it allows you to see and search what kind of project and materials each Center has been developing.

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Friday, November 8th, 2013

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