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ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (2012 Edition)
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This resource gives detailed proficiency guidelines for second language learners in the four major categories of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. It separates proficiency into five major levels: distinguished, superior, advanced, intermediate, and novice. Advanced, intermediate, and novice are further divided into high, mid, and low sublevels. The guidelines give detailed descriptions of language use regarding each level, applicable to all languages.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Date Added:
09/12/2013
ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines for Arabic
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This resource details proficiency guidelines for Arabic learners in the four major categories of speaking, writing, listening, and reading. It separates proficiency into five major levels: distinguished, superior, advanced, intermediate, and novice. Advanced, intermediate, and novice are further divided into high, mid, and low sublevels. Examples of Arabic in each of the categories and levels are provided, with rater comments included.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Oral Proficiency: A Guide for Students
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This guide is for students who wish to get an idea of what speaking proficiency is, what the guidelines are for speaking proficiency, and what kinds of outcomes can be expected after different amounts of Arabic study. It can also be used by instructors who are looking for similar information. Examples of students at different levels are provided, as are rater comments of the examples. The website includes a list of resources for further instruction and information regarding oral proficiency.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Center For Applied Linguistics
Date Added:
09/12/2013
ClicaBrasil
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The Portuguese language lessons of ClicaBrasil highlight aspects of Brazilian culture. They are designed for intermediate to advanced students, but are accessible to everyone. Each lesson includes videos of Brazilians from all walks of life speaking naturally about their lives and their country. All lessons integrate reading, writing, listening and comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, oral communication and cultural activities with the videos. This is also available as a free PDF textbook and as print on demand.

Subject:
Languages
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Flanzer, Vivian
Date Added:
01/17/2012
Conversa Brasileira
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No Strings Attached
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A compilation of video scenarios of people interacting with each other in Portuguese. Conversations include dialogs, questions, turn taking exchanges, clarifications, false starts, hugs, laughter, asides. The scenarios are enhanced by transcriptions, translations, content analysis, and notes and discussion blogs.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Kelm, Orlando
Date Added:
01/17/2012
Deutsch im Blick
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A multimedia 1st-year German language program based on videos of native speakers and the UT Summer Program in WŸrzburg, Germany. The online textbook includes recorded vocabulary, phonetics lessons, an online grammar component, online comparative polls and internet writing activities.

Subject:
Languages
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Zsuzsanna Abrams
Date Added:
01/17/2012
ECONOMIC SYSTEMS
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In this Module, Students will learn the basis and differences between Social Economic Systems. They wil be to argues their point of view and whatsmore, give an essay opinion about the topic.Throught differents activities and material, student should create constructs of the topic and stablish a new knowledge. It is important to clarify any doubt before starting the activities.Ask your professor about any gap you may find in the way.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Luis Jimenez
Date Added:
09/14/2017
Encouraging book talk in the school library
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As adults we sometimes struggle to justify our feelings about particular books, but children are quite clear about what they like and don't like. It is possible to get children to discuss why they liked or did not like particular books and to encourage them to think more deeply about the books they read. This unit offers ideas and activities to engage pupils in discussing books. It is aimed at librarians, teaching assistants and other adults working with pupils in school libraries.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Full Course
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Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Evaluating School Classroom Discussion
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It is important to learn from classroom discussions, both for pupils and teachers. This unit will help you, as a teacher, to evaluate such discussions in order to help students develop their understanding and use of spoken language. The ability to use language as a tool for constructing and sharing knowledge is applicable across the whole curriculum.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Expressing Thoughts and Feelings
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Read the Fine Print
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Students will explore five different "Discovery Buckets". These buckets will give them opportunities to practice expressing both their thoughts and feelings. Main Curriculum Tie: English Language Arts Kindergarten Speaking and Listening Standard 6, Speak audibly and express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly. We recognize that an increased ability to communicate thoughts and feelings gives children the skills they need in their interactions with others. Acceptance by peers is not only correlated with positive attitudes toward school; it is a powerful predictor of social adjustment throughout life. This lesson helps children understand their emotions and how to appropriately express thoughts and feelings with others.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
12/11/2013
Foreign Language Teaching Methods
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An online, video-based methods course focusing on best practices for foreign language instruction at the high-school and college levels. It features 12 interactive media-rich modules taught by different professors from the University of Texas at Austin. Modules include Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, Pragmatics, Culture, The Language Learner, Technology, Classroom Management, and Assessment.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Blyth, Carl (ed.)
Date Added:
01/17/2012
Français interactif
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No Strings Attached
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Français interactif is a unique, award-winning 1st-year French curriculum used by learners all over the world. Students explore French language and culture by following the lives of real students who have participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The online curriculum includes over 320 videos, vocabulary and phonetics audio, online grammar reference with self-correcting exercises and audio dialogues, verb conjugation and practice tools, internet activities, and a textbook of classroom exercises. Franais interactif was awarded the 2009 CALICO Esperanto Access to Language Education Award and the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment Best of Humanities on the Web award (2005)

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Blyth, Carl
Guilloteau, Nancy
Kelton, Karen
Date Added:
01/17/2012
How Miscommunication Happens (and how to avoid it)
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Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn’t seem to grasp why the issue is so important to you? Have you ever presented an idea to a group, and it’s met with utter confusion? What’s going on here? Katherine Hampsten describes why miscommunication occurs so frequently, and how we can minimize frustration while expressing ourselves better.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Katherine Hampsten
Date Added:
11/23/2016
How to Create SUPER Slideshows!
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A colourful and fun superhero-themed slideshow presentation designed to teach students how to create effective slideshow presentations. A Google slides presentation that you can adopt / adapt for your classroom. Best suited for grades 5-8 but may work in higher grades too.

Outlines 7 tips for effective slideshow presentations:

1. Fantastic Fonts
2. Stupendous Size
3. Terrific Text
4. Cool Colours
5. Glorious Graphics & Videos
6. Sensational Slides
7. *BONUS* Incredible Interactions

Subject:
Literature
Visual Arts
Business and Communication
Communication
Graphic Design
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Brennan
Sarah Wendorf
Date Added:
04/15/2019
In on a Secret? Dramatic Irony
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You're in a movie theater, watching the new horror flick. The audience knows something that the main character does not. The audience sees the character's actions are not in his best interest. What's that feeling -- the one that makes you want to shout at the screen? Christopher Warner identifies this storytelling device as dramatic irony.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
TED
Provider Set:
TED-Ed
Author:
Christopher Warner
Date Added:
11/23/2016
Inquiry Project: Banned Books Week Debate
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This was my inquiry-based project that focused on forming arguments and gathering appropriate sources on the topic of banned/challenged books. This lesson plan includes the driving question, grabber, and culminating activity for assessment.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Olivia Gennaro
Date Added:
10/10/2016