The Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at the Pennsylvania State University is one of fifteen Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRCs) in the United States which are funded by the U.S. Department of Education.
CALPER's particular focus is to improve the environment of advanced-level foreign language teaching and learning, and assessment.
Next LARC/CALPER Assessment Webinar #12
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
3:30pm Eastern (check your time zone)
This webinar will be conducted by Dr. John Read who is Associate Professor of English at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He is the author of Assessing Vocabulary, which was published by Cambridge University Press.
Register for the webinar here.
"Language Socialization in the Home Stay: American High School Students in China"
Plenary address by Celeste Kinginger, The Pennsylvania State University
at the international conference "Residence Abroad, Social Networks, and Second Language learning", University of Southampton, UK (April 2013). Link to the Plenary Address or Go to Project page.
Free Resources from the LRCs
Materials, Websites, Newsletters
The national Language Resource Centers have developed a wealth of resources for foreign language educators. A substantial number of those are available free of charge. To see what what is available for your needs, download a list of the free resources with hotlinks.
List of Free Resources [PDF]