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.
Summer Workshops 2013
June 3-4, 2013 - Discourse Analysis and L2 Teaching and Materials Development
Susan Strauss, Penn State
June 6-7, 2013 - The Interface of Language and Culture
Jim Lantolf, Penn State
The workshop on Language e-Portfolios has been cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Social and Interactive Perspectives on Japanese Language Proficiency
NEW by Junko Mori, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Through guided observations of video-recorded interactions among speakers of Japanese, this monograph encourages the reader/viewer to reflect on underlying assumptions concerning language, language learning, and language learners, which affect the design of language textbooks and classroom practices. Go to Teacher Development Publications.