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Language Capital Project

Created by students in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) at the University of Arizona with support from CERCLL, the Language Capital Project attempts to map out non-residential spaces where speakers of non-national...

Intercultural Sojourns

Exploring Intercultural Communicative Competence: A Multinational Perspective - Alvino E. Fantini, Project Director; with assistance from Ilene Todd, Project Assistant; and Joana Almeida and Cláudia Figuereido, Statisticians, Brattleboro, Vermont 05302, USA....

Multiliteracies Framework for FL Teaching

A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching - Kate Paesani, Heather Willis Allen, and Beatrice Dupuy. Prentice Hall. (2015). Description: At a time when collegiate foreign language education is changing dramatically, A Multiliteracies...

Games to Learn

Language and Culture Acquisition through Computer Game Design and Play Project Directors: Drs. Ken McAllister (U Arizona) and Judd Rugill (Arizona State University) [In collaboration with the Learning Games Initiative and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies]...

Introducing Children and Adolescents to the World

Bringing Global Cultures and World Languages into K-8 Classrooms Project Director: Dr. Kathy Short (U Arizona). [In collaboration with Worlds of Words, U Arizona] Description: The quickening pace of globalization has led to a context in which opportunities to succeed...

Hypermedia Texts

Using Multimodal Text Annotations to Promote Cultural Literacy  Project Director: Dr. Chantelle Warner (U. Arizona). Projects Collaborators: Dr. R. Ariew (U. Arizona); Dr. K. da Costa Bezerra (U. Arizona); Dr. A. Iğsiz (New York U., previously U. Arizona) [In...

K-16 Initiatives

Project Director: Dr. Linda R. Waugh (U Arizona) [In collaboration with CMES, CLAS, Partnership Across Languages, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese (UA); NMELRC] Description: Professional development is needed to enable teachers to help their students develop...

Games to Teach

Developing Digital Game-Mediated Foreign Language Literacies  Project Directors: Drs. Jonathon Reinhardt (U Arizona) and Julie Sykes, (University of Oregon) Description: Digital games are socio-cultural practices and products, and gaming has become a mainstream,...

Educating Global Citizens through Global Simulation

Project Director: Dr. Beatrice Dupuy (U. Arizona) [In collaboration with CMES and Department of Russian and Slavic Studies] Description: This project will provide teachers of intermediate-level FL students with a systematic way of integrating Global Simulation (GS)...

Study Abroad: The Assessment of Cultural Intelligence

The Assessment of Cultural Intelligence   Project Director: Dr. Peter Ecke (U Arizona) Description: Study abroad has become an increasingly important part in students’ development of language and cultural skills. A key outcome of study abroad is learning about...

PErCOLATE (Modules for Multiliteracies Teaching)

Topic-based Modules for Preparing the Future FL Professoriate to Teach with a Multiliteracies Approach across the Undergraduate FL Curriculum    Projects Directors: Drs. Heather Allen (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Beatrice Dupuy (U Arizona) [In...

Modern Persian Textbook Series: Intermediate & Advanced

Project Director: Dr. Kamran Talattof (U Arizona)  Description: The political and educational climate of the world in the year 2010 speaks most clearly to the extreme need to develop instructional materials in Persian (aka Farsi), the official language of Iran,...

Bringing Global Cultures and World Languages into K-8 Classrooms

Project Director: Dr. Kathy Short (U Arizona). [In collaboration with Worlds of Words, U Arizona] Description: The quickening pace of globalization has led to a context in which opportunities to succeed depend on global knowledge and skills and yet American students...

Teaching Portuguese to Spanish-Speaking Learners

A Structured/Enhanced Input Approach for L1, L2 and Heritage Learners  Project Director: Dr. Ana Carvalho (U Arizona) [In collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese Description: Building on the language skills...

Arabic Learners Written Corpus

A Resource for Research and Learning  Project Director: Dr. Samira Farwaneh (U Arizona) [In collaboration with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research(CALPER) at Pennsylvania State University]...

Writing Systems of the World

Project Director: Dr. Timothy Vance (U Arizona) Description: The goal of this project is to introduce students to the variety of writing systems that have been and are used around the world. This project will result in a carefully designed survey of the types of...

Summer Institute in LCTL Literacy

Learning to Read and Reading to Learn in East Asian Languages  Project Directors: David Yaden and Yetta Goodman (U Arizona)  Description: A summer institute in 2009, bringing together professionals in literacy development and linguistics with K-16 teachers, was...

CERCLL Native Speakers Series: Chinese

This is a series of native speaker videos, transcriptions and translations, along with actor commentary are included on each video on YouTube’s website by clicking Show More  

Language at Play

Language at Play: Digital games in second and foreign language teaching and learning Julie Sykes and Jonathan Reinhardt ISBN 10: 0-205-00085-1 US $33.33 157 pp. Pearson New York, US   For more information you can read : Thorne, S. L., & Watters, E. (2013)....