All resources in Washington World Language Collaborative

Sign Language Interpretation Internship I:The Introspective Intern and Collective Digital Diary

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Sign Language Interpretation Internship I:The Introspective Intern and Collective Digital Diary ITP 283 Internship I Description Applies interpreting skills in college classrooms and community settings to gain practical experience as an interpreter under the supervision and guidance of professional interpreters

Material Type: Full Course, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Laurielle Aviles

Consecutive Interpretation Practice ASL

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This video was originally created through the Department of Linguistics and Interpreting at Gallaudet University. "Interpreter Training for Deaf Individuals' CFDA. 84.160A, U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration. The CATIE Center is grateful to Dr. Carol Patrie for making it available for inclusion in the GTC Resource Library.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: CATIE Center, Dr. Carol Patrie

Elementary Arabic I

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This is an open textbook on Beginner Arabic for undergraduate students who are taking Arabic in their first semester. It addresses letters and sounds of Arabic along with basic skills in reading, speaking and writing. The book can be used as a self-study resource or as the main textbook in beginning Arabic classes.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Ayman Mohamed, Sadam Issa

Elementary Arabic II

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This is an open textbook on Elementary Arabic for undergraduate students who are taking Arabic in their second semester. It addresses language structures in theme-based modules that cover the four language skills. The book can be used as a self-study resource or as the main textbook in beginning Arabic classes.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Ayman Mohamed, Sadam Issa

Let's Chat! Arabic

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Let’s Chat! Arabic features a collection of over 28 interpersonal speaking activities for novice and intermediate learners. Touching on a range of thematic topics such as greetings, daily routines, health, eating out, holidays and so much more, Arabic teachers are sure to find an activity to use in their courses. These activities may be used as is or can easily be revised and remixed to fit the unique needs of individual classrooms.

Material Type: Textbook

Authors: Sara Bakari, Zahraa Naser

Chinese Musical Instruments Lesson

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This is a Connections Standards lesson for Chinese high school students. Learners will be able to: • Identify a base of vocabulary on Chinese musical instruments and develop interpersonal communication skills through discussions of the key elements of Chinese musical instruments. • Develop interpretive skills through reading articles and watching video clips about Chinese musical instruments. • Write an essay about Chinese musical instruments. • Gain knowledge of traditional Chinese musical instruments through Internet research on both English and Chinese language websites. • Gain knowledge of cultural products of Chinese music instruments and their relationship with the Chinese cultural perspective of “harmony but not uniformity”. • Make connections with other subjects, such as music, geography, history and religion. • Compare the linguistic difference between the Chinese characters for pipa 琵琶 and guitar 吉他. • Discuss the major characteristics of Chinese musical instruments and compare and contrast them with those of musical instruments from other cultures in terms of structures, finger movements, hand positions, cultural symbols, etc. • Apply what students learn from this unit to their own musical learning and personal entertainment in the future. • Explain their understanding of the Chinese cultural concept of “harmony but not uniformity”. • Create a presentation for the community to promote Chinese musical instruments. • Connect with the sister school in Chongqing, China to learn more about Chinese musical instruments.

Material Type: Assessment, Lesson

Author: Angela Davila

Elementary Chinese I

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This open textbook is designed for those who are learning Chinese as a second/foreign language in their first semester. It has eight chapters, covering topics including a brief introduction about the Chinese language, greetings, and self-introduction, hobbies, nationalities, family members and occupations, inviting friends to dinner, talking about food and beverage, making phone calls, and talking about classes and exams.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Wenying Zhou

Visual Chinese Resources

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"My name is Sata Vanasouk and I’m a media arts major at Boise State University, minoring in Chinese studies and global studies. My project, Visualizing Chinese, aims to intersect storytelling and language learning through colorful illustrations and unique little stories. It is important to note that this work is more vocabulary-focused." -Sata Vanasouk

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Diagram/Illustration, Student Guide

Authors: Amber Hoye, Sata Vanasouk

Fast Food in German-Speaking Countries

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Through providing an overview about food habits and the recent trends in the fast food culture in German-speaking countires, students gain knowledge in that field and become more confident in ordering food as they have to practice real world situations. This activity also contains a brief introduction to influences from other countries and cultures as well as immigration.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Naia Robinson, Luca Heid

German 101

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In writing German 101, I have combined over ten years’ worth of my own classroom activities and lecture notes to save students from high textbook costs. Traditional textbooks often have too few examples or little explanation and require the additional purchase of an expensive, online learning program. As time went on, I found myself using the textbook so little that it seemed silly to require students to purchase it. New words are introduced gradually in colored text boxes next to each concept. Sections can be combined to make the desired chapter length. For example, if you wish to cover the alphabet on day one, simply do that section first. I’ve placed it in the middle of chapter one because I prefer to gradually introduce it along with pronunciation as I go so that students begin to speak quickly and don’t grow disinterested. Every effort has been made to compare similarities and differences between English and German. Students whose native language is English can use that as a helpful resource to make learning German easier. English speakers, especially, tend to have trouble with the concept of cases. Therefore, I’ve taken the approach of focusing on the nominative case and present tense verb conjugations in chapter 1 with the accusative case in chapter 2. Chapter 3 reviews both cases and reinforces the old verbs with the imperative. The dative case will not be presented until German 102, to help prevent the mixing of these cases.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Rebecca Linam

Misaki's Journal

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Misaki's Journal is a Graded Reader for the Novice High/Intermediate Low range of Japanese learners. The Journal follows Misaki Kondo, a high schooler from Tokyo. There are eight entries in total, each has pictures and interactive materials. Please view the Authentic-Like Interactive Materials subfolder for links to those items. The Teacher's Notebook subfolder also includes the guide on how to use the reader for classroom use.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Reading

Authors: Theadora Callahan, Deana Nassans, Grace McGrorty

Reality Czech

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Reality Czech is an openly licensed online curriculum for beginning to intermediate-level Czech students. The course aims to be a highly communicative introduction to Czech language and culture and includes over 240 interview compilation videos shot in the style of a reality TV show on a variety of everyday topics such as daily schedule, hobbies, food and drink, studies, holidays, health, weather, and more. The name Reality Czech reflects not only the centrality of these interviews to the curriculum, but also the textbook’s focus on the vocabulary and constructions Czechs frequently use to talk about everyday topics. The entire course has been shaped by the language used in the interview videos as well as openly licensed content sourced from the internet. Each of the 10 units follows a sequence of pre-class, in-class, and post-class activities ideal for a flipped classroom: - Pre-class activities such as Quizlet vocabulary activities, video and audio with comprehension questions, culture notes, and grammar exercises introduce students to new language. - An activity book for in-class use provides all of the resources an instructor needs to create a communicative classroom experience focused around task-based learning, such as games and activities. - Post-class activities use both exercises and authentic multimedia texts as a catalyst for students to create language. The materials all exist natively online in flexible formats such as Google Docs, and are licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license, allowing the curriculum to be easily adapted to 100% online delivery.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Christian Hilchey

Mezhdu nami: An Interactive Introduction to Russian

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A complete curriculum for introductory Russian organized around the experiences of four American students spending an academic year in the Russian Federation. Web-based textbook and paper-based classroom activities and homework (available as downloadable pdf and print-on-demand). Teacher materials also available on request. Winner of the 2016 Access to Language Education Award from the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium and the 2017 Best Book in Pedgogy from the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages. Reviews Russian Language Journal 67 (2017): 77-80. Slavic and East European Journal 61.4 (Winter 2017): 938-940. Language Learning and Technology 21.1 (February 2017): 46-51. Canadian Slavonic Papers 58.4 (2016): 448-449.

Material Type: Full Course, Homework/Assignment, Lesson Plan, Textbook

Authors: Alla Smyslova, Jonathan Perkins, Lynne deBenedette, William J. Comer

Basic Khmer

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This online interactive theme-based open textbook is for beginner learners of the Khmer language. This book aims to provide a practical introduction to speaking, listening, and reading. By the end of this course, students will be at the B1 level of the Common Framework for Language and at the low intermediate level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency scales. Basic Khmer is funded by the Open Educational Resources Program at Michigan State University.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Vathanak Sok