The goal of this project is to train language instructors to use a corpus-based assessment tool to track and benchmark language development of individual students (e.g. learners in a class) or groups of students (e.g. different classes or sections in a course). The tool, the Graphic Online... Read more
Concept-based Language Instruction is a pedagogical approach that connects explicit instruction and communicative practice. This project will develop innovative teaching materials in Chinese, French, and Spanish and also professional development materials to enhance teacher knowledge of some... Read more
The project will develop instructional materials for teaching academic Chinese for high-intermediate/advanced learners. The materials are based on a range of authentic academic texts which are compiled into a corpus. Academic word lists, publications on how to teach academic language,... Read more
This project will develop online resources for teachers of Chinese who are interested in exploring ways of working with projects in intermediate and advanced language courses. The resources will contain background information, suggestions of how to plan projects, and examples of projects.