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Concept-based Instruction: Teaching Grammar in an Intermediate-Advanaced Spanish L2 University Classroom
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CALPER Working Paper No. 3 <br> This paper focuses on the quality of the grammatical knowledge that is presented to learners in the classroom setting and how teachers can promote the appropriation of such knowledge by students. The approach proposed by the authors is predicated on the Vygotskyan principle that schooled instruction is about learners' internalizing and developing control over theoretical concepts that are explicitly and coherently presented to them.

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Dynamic Assessment and the Problem of Validity in the L2 Classroom
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CALPER Working Paper No. 10 <br> This paper begins with the premise that classroom-based assessment often carries high stakes for teachers and learners but that the important matter of validating these assessments has not been fully addressed in the literature. The author argues that the work of L.S. Vygotsky and his colleagues, through the dynamic model of assessment, offers a principled approach to integrating teaching and assessment as well as a theoretical framework for reflections on the validity of this activity.

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NFLRC 2015 Intensive Summer Institute: Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) in Action
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This document reports on and evaluates the NFLRC 2015 Intensive Summer Institute: Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) in Action (ICLDC) held at the University of Hawai‘i, M&#257;noa, from July 27–31, 2015.

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The East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) represents an East Coast group of professionals, scholars, and students who are involved in language testing projects and research. One of the organization's goals is to support connections between academia, K-12 education, government, and for-profit and not-for-profit testing organizations. In addition to providing a forum for continued learning and networking, ECOLT strongly supports the work of graduate students. The eighteenth annual conference will be held in Fall 2019, and will be hosted by the AELRC at Georgetown University.

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