New Projects

New Projects

Project Coordinator(s):

Project Coordinators: Gabriela Appel (Penn State) and Brody Bluemel (Delaware State University)
Partner: Delaware State University

The state of Delaware offers an immersion program in Chinese and Spanish in 31 schools across the state. When students graduate from these programs... Read more

Project Coordinator(s):

Project Coordinator: Kevin McManus (Penn State)

While first language use in world language classrooms has traditionally been considered a controversial topic, research shows that principled use of the L1 can significantly improve language development, especially for grammar. However,... Read more

Project Coordinator(s):

Project Coordinators: Richard Donato (University of Pittsburgh) and James P. Lantolf (The Pennsylvania State University)
Partner: The Center for Urban Education at the University of Pittsburgh & Pittsburgh Public School District

High-leverage Teaching Practices for... Read more

Project Coordinator(s):

Project Coordinator: Myriam Abdel-Malek (University of Pittsburgh)

Our research has shown that instructional materials for teaching Arabic are often not reflective of the social context of language use. To fill this void, this CALPER project seeks to develop a series of genre-based... Read more