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Uzbek News
Web

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Uzbek News is a part of the Central Asian News Project which produces listening and reading exercises for students of Central Asian languages at the intermediate and advanced levels. The goal is to help students build their listening skills, broaden their vocabulary and grammar, and deepen their understanding of the cultures and politics of the various countries of the region. For selected languages, CeLCAR produces original texts—both reading and listening--based on a variety of contemporary sources. The texts are supplemented with a glossary, background information, and a number of exercises, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, and open-ended questions. For other languages, CeLCAR adapts an already-existing text taken from a Central Asian news agency or world broadcaster. In these cases, the texts are read by a native speaker who also creates the accompanying exercises and glossary. These texts are generally aimed at more advanced learners. In all cases, CeLCAR will provide information on the original source of the texts.

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Tajiki Dialgoues
Web

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Basic Tajiki dialogues (sound and text) for beginning students.

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Multimedia Encyclopedia of Central Asian Cultures
Web

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Online Multimedia Encyclopedia of Central Asian Cultures is a work in progress. The Encyclopedia will be comparative in nature and will include entries of basic cultural artifacts, with a particular focus on contemporary culture. All entries will contain authentic materials drawn from CeLCAR’s archives as well as exercises for the student.

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Project Work in Language Courses

In this workshop, we present the fundamentals of project work as a way of creating student-centered learning environments that allow to strengthen the link between content and language instruction. We address the rationale, design, development, and the implementation of project work. Participants will begin to construct a project work learning unit for their own instructional contexts.

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Language ePortfolios, Badges, and Seals

In this workshop we will explore an innovative approach to assessing communicative and cultural proficiency using ePortfolios and mini-credentials. We will discuss Lafayette College's LaFolio initiative and showcase samples of transcurricular student ePortfolios, the badges awarded for achievement, and their corresponding assessment rubrics, as well as the technologies employed to construct, implement, and disseminate these learning materials. Special attention will be paid to the use of ePortfolios and corresponding rubrics as an important part of the new Seals of Biliteracy initiative. Small presentations and hands-on activities. Info on "How-to set-up portfolios" using free or open-source technologies will be provided

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