Hypermedia Annotations in Second Language Learning

Author: Justin Parry Within the sphere of second language teaching, technology has been rapidly growing and being implemented as a tool for motivation and efficiency in the hands of capable teachers. Among the countless online tools available, hypermedia annotations...

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Chinese Culture Festival in Tucson

Author: Justin Parry There will be a Chinese Culture Festival in various parts of Tucson from September 22–30, which is free of charge. This festival, presented by The Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, will include a variety of events that are targeted...

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Videos from Intercultural Competence Conference 2012

Author: Sasha Kuchuk Did you miss your chance to attend The Third International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence this January? Or would like to revisit some of the presentations? CERCLL has made available the videos of the...

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Language and Culture Kits from CERCLL and World of Words

Author: Sasha Kuchuk CERCLL’s project “Bringing Global Cultures and World Languages into K-8 Classrooms“, directed by Dr. Kathy Short and developed in collaboration with Worlds of Words – the International Collection of Children’s and Adolescent Literature at the...

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A Smattering of Language will Do?

Author: C. Bothelo “I feel very strongly that the ideal shouldn’t be mastery of another language, because that’s an unachievable goal and holding it up as the aim just makes students feel hopeless… We should emphasise the pleasures of languages, rather...

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Plurilingual Teaching Across the Curriculum

Author: C. Botelho For those teaching in a non-language discipline, is it possible to incorporate second language acquisition/pedagogy into the cirriculum?  According to Dr. Julian Hermida, the answer is “yes.”  Dr. Hermida argues that just as writing across the...

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Study Abroad and Internationalizing the Academy

Author: K. Peckenpaugh A recent article from the Chronicle of Higher Education (“Business Schools Worldwide Fall Short on Globalization, Report Says”) notes the results of a three-year study on globalization undertaken by an international task force of business school...

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“Official English” and the Politics of Statehood

Author: C. Botelho The United States does not have an official language, although 31 states have adopted English as an official state language. In Puerto Rico, Spanish and English are both official languages, with Spanish being the dominant language and English being...

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