ELECTRONIC POSTER SESSIONS

Electronic poster sessions will take place from 2:15 to 4:30 pm on Thursday, July 29 in the Multimedia Computer Labs (Moore Hall 153A & 155B)

Making Spanish/Portuguese iMovies to Personalize a Website - Carol Beresiwsky (Kapiolani Community College) The Hawaiĺ─˛i/Ibero-American World Website is personalized by including Cultural and Interview Format videos produced from the resources of Hawaiĺ─˛i instructors and students with iMovie for the Mac. This session explains the purpose, action plan, production process, and a demonstration of this Web resource for Spanish and Portuguese language and culture.
Language Learning & Technology - An Online Refereed Journal - Pamela DaGrossa (NFLRC) Language Learning & Technology is an international scholarly, fully-refereed journal that publishes original research on issues related to technology and language education. We welcome manuscripts that report on empirical studies of how language learning and teaching are enhanced by the use of technologies, or that present an original framework linking second language acquisition theory and teaching practices that utilize technology.
Reading in a Foreign Language - A Refereed International Online Journal - Richard Day (University of Hawaii at Manoa) Reading in a Foreign Language is a scholarly international journal available only online (http:nflrc.hawaii.edu/rfl). RFL began in 1983 at the University of Aston, Birmingham, England, as a print journal. When it moved to Hawaii in 2002, the new editors, Richard R. Day and Thom Hudson, put it online. This fully-refereed journal, published twice a year, has established itself as an excellent source for the latest developments in the field, both theoretical and pedagogic, including improving standards for foreign language reading.
East-West Cafe - Brigitte Gosse (University of Paris 11, L'Institut Universitaire de Technologie), Guy Kellogg (Kapiolani Community College), David Hiple (NFLRC), & John Standal (Language Learning Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa) Asian and European students of English meet at the East-West Cafe to chat and exchange opinions. Launched by the UH Language Learning Center, the on-line cafe hosts a learning community of international ESL students at KCC in Honolulu and French EFL students at University of Paris 11 (IUT). The visit to the cafe will include a tour of its threaded discussions and social area.
Web-Based Educational Resources and Online Communities - Kylie Hsu (California State University, Los Angeles) This session will present my participation on an online editorial board that collects and evaluates language-teaching materials on the web, including LCTLs. I will discuss my collaboration with the other board members to establish evaluation criteria and create an online community of educators who use technology-mediated materials for language teaching.
Introduction to Effective Note-Taking for EAP Students - Kyosung Koo (University of Iowa) This CALL program is used as supplemental material for advanced-level ESL note-taking classes to practice and prepare for academic lectures. The program is web-based and consists of four parts: tutorials, lectures, a bulletin board, and other options (glossary, printable guides, and links to other sites).
Online Vocabulary Flashcards for Heritage Korean Learners in Elementary Level - Angela Lee-Smith (Yale University) Presentation about an online vocabulary study program, ĺ─˙Vocabulary Flashcardsĺ─¨ (VF), for heritage-Korean learners in elementary level. VF will provide heritage Korean learners with several advantages: Search function, Meaning with linguistic notes, Audio input, Word classification by grammatical category, and Pictures/Images presenting Korea /Korean culture. Moreover, VF can provide heritage learners with more choices in placement, and be applied to (other) language programs.
National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) Publications Less commonly taught languages are the focus of the National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawaii. Under a grant from the US Department of Education, the NFLRC provides professional development, research support, and publications for the improvement of foreign language education in the United States.
"Say It in Chinese": A TV-based Language-Learning Program - Cynthia Ning (University of Hawaii), Kathy Campbell (Hawaii Department of Education), & Stephen Tschudi (University of Hawaii) "Say It in Chinese" (video lessons for novice learners) is a set of 24 fifteen-minute lessons based on humorous skits, that are standards-based, and follow the first-year curriculum laid out in the first-year textbook called "Communicating in Chinese". The program was produced by the Hawaii Department of Education.
Effects of Question-Glossing on Online Reading and Look-up Behavior - Christina Overstreet (University of Florida) Preliminary data of 10 intermediate learners of German reading 8 authentic texts online with and without question glosses over a period of 8 weeks will be presented. Think-aloud and immediate recall protocols provide insight into look-up behavior and number of causal inferences made according to treatment type.
Distant Foreign Language "Networking": The Kansas Connection - Tatiana Sildus (Pittsburg State University) & Chuck Thorpe (Kansas State University) The presenters will focus on a new initiative to organize teachers on 10 networks in Kansas. The session will describe steps taken to identify, contact, and connect teachers throughout the state and share the results of a prioritization activity with regards to training, professional development, and other topics of concern.
User-friendly Online Tools for Proficiency-based Assessment and Instruction - Madeline Spring (University of Colorado at Boulder) The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS, the Northwest LRC) has developed an online suite of tools that provide an integrated system for instruction and proficiency-based assessments. At present materials for Japanese, Spanish, French, and German are available; Chinese, Turkish, and Hebrew are in development. This session will demonstrate Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency (STAMP), the web-based, computer adaptive test that measures students' proficiency in reading and writing and CLASSPAK, the package of language learning activities, templates for reading instruction, and formative assessments that prepare students for these proficiency exams.

 

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