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Spanish Proficiency Exercises
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A compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks. Video clips are arranged by proficiency level.

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Cultural Interviews with Brazilian Executives
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Cultural Interviews with Brazilian Executives is a compilation of over 170 brief video clips in which Brazilians discuss various cultural issues that are of interest to Americans who work with Brazilians. In these interviews over 60 native Portuguese speaking professionals offer their opinion on questions related to these cultural differences. There are two main sections. The first section contains a transcription and translation of these interviews and they are divided into four headings: Negotiation, Language, Courtesy and Social Situations, and Time and Scheduling. In the second sections, 27 Brazilians describe a typical day of work; what they do on a given day, what they like about their jobs, what they don't like, what kind of training and skills are necessary, etc.

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Falando de Negócios
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Esses materiais contêm o vídeo e a transcrição escrita de entrevistas com 27 brasileiros que descrevem vários tópicos relacionados aos negócios. As entrevistas foram preparadas para oferecer uma oportunidade de estudar os termos e o vocabulário do português comercial. O objetivo principal é justamente isso: ensinar o vocabulário comercial para os alunos que têm interesse em negócios e que estão aprendendo a língua portuguesa. Assim, o objetivo é mais do lado lingüístico, mas as entrevistas também contêm muita informação útil sobre os negócios. As entrevistas são apropriadas para os alunos que já falam um nível intermediário ou avançado. Nós usamos esses materiais em preparação para os alunos americanos que vão estudar ou trabalhar no Brasil.

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PEARLL Summer Institute: Effective Unit Planning

A thematic curriculum allows teachers to create meaningful, real-world contexts for standards-based teaching and learning. By building on learners’ interests and life experiences, their attitudes, skills and knowledge are developed in meaningful ways. What real-world contexts will guide what students will have to know and be able to do by the end of a unit? Participants will explore how the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements provide a focus on performance and language functions which are used to guide the development of thematic units while allowing teachers and learners to monitor and document student growth. Participants will have time to develop a thematic unit and will receive feedback at each stage of the development process. Access to model curricula in multiple languages will be provided.

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PEARLL Summer Institute: Facilitating Teacher Effectiveness

Districts and departments who are focused on developing and implementing a performance-based world language curriculum with district-wide assessments will consider how the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Framework provides guidance for more effective instruction resulting in accelerated learning for students. This in-depth professional learning opportunity for district and teacher leaders will engage with and create tools that will support the implementation of effective instruction and assessment. Participants will engage in collaborative work centered around a common definition for high-quality world language learning in order to support the professional growth and development of world language teachers. This workshop will be facilitated by Greta Lundgaard, Thomas Sauer and Laura Terrill. (Developed in collaboration with the National Association of District Supervisor of Foreign Languages)

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Summer Workshop in Language Pedagogy, Technologies, Research and Proficiency Testing

The Duke Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center will host a summer workshop from July 22 to July 24, 2019 on Language Pedagogy, Research & Proficiency Testing, and is pleased to call for papers by interested scholars, graduate students, and professionals on workshop-related topics and that focus on teaching/learning ANY language. There is an additional session devoted exclusively to Russian language proficiency testing training and certification in CEFR proficiency testing from July 25-27, 2019. Workshop topics have included, but are not limited to: • Neuroimaging and multilingualism • Teaching language and culture through film • Language proficiency testing • Specialized language instruction at the advanced and superior levels • The use of technology in the language classroom • Integrating heritage students in the language classroom • Addressing the needs of differently-abled students • Using computer technologies to create pedagogical materials • The role of grammar in proficiency-based instruction • Popular culture and language instruction • Web resources for language teachers Papers on other related topics are most welcome. Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes in length and in English. The workshop will be held on the campus of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Modest financial support to defray presenters’ travel expenses may be available. All presenters will be invited to submit their papers for publication in SEELRC’s online peer-reviewed journal Glossos. For further information, please email Michael Newcity at mnewcity@duke.edu Individuals interested in presenting a paper at the workshop should submit an abstract of approximately 200 words to Michael Newcity at mnewcity@duke.edu no later than March 15, 2019. Individuals will be notified whether their papers have been accepted for presentation at the workshop by April 1, 2019.

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