Language Teaching and Learning Materials

Motion Verbs in Narratives, CALPER Publications, 2014
Victoria Hasko, University of Georgia
Publication Type: PDF

This unit on "Motion Verbs in Narratives" by Victoria Hasko (University of Georgia) is part of a series of materials for intermediate and advanced learners of Russian developed by CALPER. The series focuses on areas of Russian language knowledge central to developing narrative proficiency, i.e. the ability to tell stories. An introduction to developing narrative proficiency has been published as "Advancing in... Read more

Working with Spoken Chinese - Hongyin Tao, UCLA
Hongyin Tao, UCLA
Publication Type: Text Book

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Working with Spoken Chinese is designed for intermediate to advanced learners (ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines) who want to improve their speaking and listening skills in conversational Chinese. It... Read more

Learning through Listening
Junko Mori, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Publication Type: Online (Website)

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Materials designed to help students understand the content, lexical, syntactic and conversation features of natural spoken discourse. Digitized video clips with teaching suggestions and activities. Designed for intermediate to advanced learners of Japanese.

Narrating in Korean - By: Susan Strauss, Penn State
Susan Strauss, Penn State
Publication Type: Mixed Media (Video/Audio/PDF)

This instructional resource, designed for high school and college level teachers of Korean, provides an entire set of materials that can be used in the classroom for multiple purposes:

Investigate how native speakers of Korean tell narratives by introducing participants in a story, expressing a sequence of events, indicating a cause or effect, presenting personal stances and/or perspectives, and choosing... Read more