Professional Development Docs

Professional Development Documents

Listening Comprehension in Foreign Language Instruction - Rumia Ableeva, Penn State
Rumia Ableeva, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2008

CALPER Professional Development Document CPDD 0810
This document addresses a range of theoretical and practical issues concerned with the teaching of listening comprehension. It provides an overview of the processes involved in listening comprehension and reviews its most prominent models. In addition, this document presents an alternative model of L2 listening... Read more

Assessment of Advanced Language Proficiency: Why Performance-based Tasks? - Elana Shohany and Ofra Inbar, Penn State
Elana Shohany & Ofra Inbar, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2006

CALPER Professional Development Document CPDD 0605
In this document, Shohamy and Inbar argue for the use of performance-based tasks in the assessment of advanced language proficiency. In this effort, they start by exploring the 'content/language continuum in language teaching programs' (p. 1) and by discussing performance tasks. They also address issues regarding the... Read more

The Language Assessment Process: A "Multiplism" Perspective - Elana Shohamy and Ofra Inbar, Penn State
Elana Shohamy and Ofra Inbar, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2006

CALPER Professional Development Document CPDD 0603
The authors describe the 'language assessment process' and emphasize its 'multiple' components and phases and the decisions a teacher has to make at each phase. They then discuss the multiple purposes of assessment, possible language assessment tools, multiple assessment methods and ways of administering assessment,... Read more

Research on Language Learning in Study Abroad (1998-2005) - Celeste Kinginger, Penn State
Celeste Kinginger, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF
2005

CALPER Professional Development Document CPDD 0507
In this document, the author provides a concise bibliography of current research (1998-2005) on language learning in study abroad, divided into four sections: language development, the qualities of learners' interactions and experiences in the host community, writings on program design and intervention, and Web... Read more