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Previous ACTFL Presentations:

2013 ACTFL presentations by NCLRC staff

NCLRC at The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Annual Convention and World Languages Expo November 22-24, 2013

See the ACTFL website for a schedule of all presentations.

Friday 11/22 Sunday 11/24

From Hesitant to Engaging Conversationalist: Daily Mini-Immersions

Students, hesitant with limited language proficiency, become engaging conversation partners through practice and guidance. Participants engage in examples of how to conduct daily mini-immersions in class. Included are organizational advice, strategies to keep everyone talking and suggestions about assessing student performance. English examples and activities allow for all languages.

Presenter: Sheila Cockey (National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room W307A

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Free Standards-Based Language Teaching Resources from the LRCs

Come learn about free standards-based resources for teachers available from 15 Language Resource Centers funded by the Department of Education: no-cost teacher resource guides and manuals, online materials and assessments in specific languages, and more for teachers of all levels and languages. URLs for downloadable resources are provided.

Presenters: Elaine Tarone, University of Minnesota
Margaret Malone, Center for Applied Linguistics
Carl Blyth, University of Texas-Austin
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room W311D

 

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Previous ACTFL Presentations:

2012 ACTFL presentations by NCLRC staff

NCLRC at The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Annual Convention and World Languages Expo November 16-18, 2012

Friday 11/16 Saturday 11/17

Using Connections and Comparisons to Foster Intercultural Learning

What is the difference between teaching culture and teaching to be competent in another culture? This session will provide strategies for increasing teachers' knowledge base and confidence to foster intercultural learning by involving students in experiential activities in the classroom. Discussion is applicable to Commonly and Less Commonly Taught Languages.

Presenters: Sheila Cockey & Anup P. Mahajan
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Room 115 B

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Free Language Teaching Resources from the LRCs

Come see the free resources available for teachers from the Language Resource Centers. Fifteen centers around the U.S., funded by the Department of Education, will share information about their teacher resource guides and manuals, online materials, assessment materials in specific languages, and more for teachers of all levels and languages.

Presenters include: Margaret Malone
8:00 - 9:00 AM
Room 103 C

Sunday 11/18  

Applying Research to Improve Teaching and Learning

How do cognitive and social constructs inform language teaching and learning? By providing practical examples and research-based applications, this presentation will outline ways to include language learning strategies, new online resources, best practices in assessment and specific materials for LCTL teachers.

Presenters: Anna Uhl Chamot, Margaret Malone, & Anup P. Mahajan
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Room 113 B

 

 

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