CALPER's particular focus is to improve the environment of advanced-level foreign language teaching and learning, and assessment.
Announcing CLTNet of Pennsylvania
CLTNet of PA is an initiative, spearheaded by CALPER, that aims at supporting teachers of Chinese through establishing a network of educators in PA by connecting them to one another and functioning as a hub for resources. CLTNet will develop an extensive website which will feature multiples resources; workshops for teachers of Chinese; program directories; web-based projects; video clips, etc. An initial version of the site will be launched in Spring 2015.
This initiative is a partnership between CALPER, the Asian Studies Initiative at the Berks County Intermediate Unit, the Language in Motion Program at Juniata College, the World Language Program at the Bellefonte Area School District, and the Chinese Program at Mercyhurst University.
Interested teachers who want to join our mailing list are invited to send an email to Gabi Appel. More information will follow.
Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative in L2 Education
by James P. Lantolf and Matthew E. Poehner, The Pennsylvania State University
New York: Routledge, 2014
Discourse Analysis: Putting Our Worlds Into Words
by Susan Strauss, The Pennsylvania State University, and Parastou Feiz, California State University, San Bernardino
New York: Routledge, 2013.
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