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Projects

Community-based Service Learning in Heritage Languages

This project focuses on Mandarin Chinese as a prototypical heritage language and brings ethnic undergraduate students and members of the ...

Assessment Scales in Foreign Language Testing

project proposed but not funded or implementedThis testing project involves research into how assessment scales are developed and applied...

Korean Language and Culture Materials

For six weeks in July and August of 1993, nine American musicians, educators, and scholars participated in the first annual Summer Instit...

CHILDES/SLA-Web

This project has two parts. Part one is a project initiated by the University of Oregon and funded by a Title VI IRS grant to make data ...

Drawing on Community Language Resources to Improve Foreign ...

The goal of this project is to capitalize on community language resources in developing programs and products to improve foreign language...

Online Professional Development

The NFLRC will develop and conduct a series of 4 online professional development institutes ...

Action Research and the Preparation of Foreign Language ...

The teaching of foreign languages at the post-secondary level increasingly reflects an interest in developing communicative proficiency, ...

Language Immersion

This initiative builds on a series of interrelated language immersion projects currently (see http://www.uatuahine.hawaii.edu/hana/Ittp/...

Online Cafes for Heritage Learners of Chinese, Filipino, ...

The virtual equivalent of the neighborhood coffee house, the on-line cafe is a place for people to gather for conversation and social int...

Foreign Language Partnership

Rationale and Objectives:United States educational policies and public attitudes have often reflected a narrow view of language needs a...

Computer-based Tests for Less Commonly Taught Languages

James Dean Brown ThomHudson The goal of this project is to develop computer-based tests (CBTs) for less commonly taught languages, with ...

Sociolinguistics and Cross-cultural Pragmatics

A recent review of studies on interlanguage pragmatics (Kasper & Schmidt, 1996) documented that pragmatic development in adult nonnative ...

Computerized Testing Protocol for Mandarin Chinese

Professor Tao-Chung (Ted) Yao was hired at the University of Hawai‘i in 1995 to serve as the overall language program coordinator for the...

Conversation Analysis as an Approach to Second Language ...

This project uses the analytical tools of Conversation Analysis (CA) to examine the learning activities afforded by different activities ...

Corpus Linguistics for Language Teaching and Learning

Readily available collections of written or spoken language and easy-to-use analytical tools offer exciting possibilities for using the t...

Online Learning Communities for Less Commonly Taught Languages

To address the LRC mandate for “the conduct and dissemination of research on new and improved methods for teaching foreign languages, inc...

Distance Education, Distributed Learning, and Introductory Language Instruction

The NFLRC has been carrying out a series of interrelated distance education projects since 1995. In the current grant cycle, a course she...

Publications

E Komo Mai :: info for visitors

This is the most recent update of NFLRC’s info guide for visitors to Honolulu. It includes information about local transportation, ...

Teaching Russian reading in a distance classroom: A ...

In the spring of 1997, the author team-taught a Russian Reading course at the UH via a distance classroom. A brief report on the course is found at this site.

Telecollaboration in foreign language learning: Proceedings of the ...

A sampling of presentations on electronic networking for foreign language teaching and research, including electronic discussion and conferencing, internatio...

Language learning motivation: Pathways to the new century

This volume chronicles a revolution in our thinking about what makes students want to learn languages and what causes them to persist in ...

Case studies in foreign language placement: Practices and ...

Although most language programs make placement decisions on the basis of placement tests, there is surprisingly little published about di...

New technologies and language learning: Cases in the ...

Seven chapters describe how different types of technologies (e.g., Web, ITV, and audio- or video-based materials) are used to support language programs...

A bibliography of pedagogy and research in interpretation ...

This volume includes four types of bibliographic information on translation and interpretation studies: Research efforts across discipl...

HANGUL-RO BOJA! Authentic Korean reading & video

A variety of authentic sources, including notes found on the family refrigerator, traditional folk tales, modern poetry...

Language learning strategies around the world: Cross-cultural perspectives

Language learning strategies are the specific steps students take to improve their progress in learning a second or foreign language. Opt...

Perspectives on teaching connected speech to second language ...

This edited collection of fourteen articles examines connected speech is of interest to teachers, researchers, and materials developers in both ESL/EFL...

Las voces de las mujeres de Xelajú

Listen to the authentic voices of twenty ordinary Guatemalan women as you watch these interviewees share their unique views regarding their values and choices..

UG access in L2 acquisition: Reassessing the question ...

Reexamine the assumptions that went into the original UG-access research of the 1980s. Is the original access question a reasonable one to ask at the present...

LSEV: Learner self-evaluated videos

Regularly videotaping students’ conversations for them to analyze gives holistic data from which the students can learn and improve. LSE...

Juggling with language learning theories

Learning to juggle has become popular among corporate training programs as it shows participants how to appreciate mistakes and use "Intelligent Fast Failure...

KÀN NA! Authentic Chinese reading & video (PC ...

A variety of authentic sources, including a newspaper report of a hijacking, a family letter to Chinese students in the US...

Chinese language video clips (DVD version)

Chinese Language Video Clips are not lessons but "raw material" -- video segments shot in China to be used as you see fit. Enjoy fifty video segments from...

New technologies and language learning: Cases in the ...

In recent years, the National Security Education Program (NSEP) has supported an increasing number of programs for teaching languages usi...

Pragmatics of Vietnamese as native and target language

Download/view table of contents.AboutThe volume offers a wealth of new information about the forms of several speech acts and their soc...

Pragmatics and language learning, volume 12

Examines the organization of second language and multilingual speakers’ talk and pragmatic knowledge across a range of naturalistic and experimental...

Research among learners of Chinese as a foreign ...

Cutting-edge in its approach and international in its authorship, this fourth monograph in a series sponsored by the Chinese Language Teachers Association...

Manchu: A textbook for reading documents

As the first English-language Manchu textbook since Moellendorf's Manchu Grammar in 1892, this book offers students a tool to gain a good...

Talk-in-interaction: Multilingual perspectives

Offers original studies of interaction in a range of languages and language varieties, including Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Swahili, Thai...

Pragmatics and language learning, volume 13

Examines the organization of second language and multilingual speakers’ talk and pragmatic knowledge across a range of naturalistic and experimental...

Noticing and second language acquisition: Studies in honor ...

Celebrates the life and groundbreaking work of Richard Schmidt, the developer of the influential Noticing Hypothesis in the field of second language acquisi...

Practical assessment tools for college Japanese

Each module presents a practical assessment idea that can be adopted or adapted for the reader’s own formative or summative assessment of their Japanese...

Toward useful program evaluation in college foreign language ...

Innovative, useful evaluation work conducted within U.S. college foreign language programs. An introductory chapter scopes out the territory, reporting key...

Cultura-inspired intercultural exchanges: Focus on Asian and Pacific ...

Although many online intercultural exchanges have been conducted based on the groundbreaking Cultura model, most to date have been between and among European...

New perspectives on Japanese language learning, linguistics, and ...

Covers several important topics on teaching and learning spoken and written Japanese and culture in and beyond classroom settings, but also includes research...

Aozora: Intermediate-advanced Japanese communication (second edition)

Develops intermediate students’ oral and written communicative skills and provides insights into Japanese society and culture...

Events

Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) Summer ...

Chairs of foreign language departments from across the U.S. will meet at the University of Hawaiʻi for an intensive (and fun!) exchange o...

Second Language Research Forum 2008

With the theme, Exploring SLA: Perspectives, Positions, and Practices, SLRF returns to UH Mānoa for the third time.v This year, we invest...

7th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and ...

Co-sponsored with Hamilton College, the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) and the National Resource Center East Asia (NRC...

International Symposium on Chinese Linguistics & Language Teaching

Linguistics is concerned with discovering and defining the form and structure of languages. Recent achievements in Chinese linguistics in...

Assessments for Japanese Language Instruction

This four-day NFLRC summer institute (July 10-13, 2012) is intended for postsecondary Japanese language educators who wish to promote goo...

Teaching Assistant Survival Society (TASS)

TASS is an informal professional development forum for language Teaching Assistants

Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) in Action Intensive Summer ...

Further develop your Project Blueprints with guidance from experts in the field

Self-Directed Learning: Materials & Strategies

June 14-26 WORKSHOPSelf-directed learning covers a range of contexts, from pure self-instruction (with no teacher and no class) to regul...

2005 NFLRC workshop: Designing Effective Foreign Language Placement ...

It is not uncommon for instructors in a language program to find themselves confronted with the need to oversee, create, or revise a plac...

Technology and the Human Factor in Foreign Language ...

While previous NFLRC Summer Institutes had focused on language-specific pedagogy and materials development, the 1995 NFLRC Summer Institu...

Online Learning Communities for Less Commonly Taught Languages

Our 2011 Summer Institute on Online Learning Communities for Less Commonly Taught Languages brought together faculty from participating ...

Advancing Language Immersion Education: Pacific Perspectives & International ...

Drawing on the dynamic successes of language immersion programs in the Pacific, the 1998 Summer Institute united experts from East and We...

Designing Effective Foreign Language Placement Tests

It is not uncommon for instructors in a language program to find themselves confronted with the need to oversee, create, or revise a plac...

Fundamentals of PBLL: Badge Criteria

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New Technologies & Less Commonly Taught Languages

In 1996, the Summer Institute at the University of Hawaiʻi National Foreign Language Resource Center focused on New Technologies and Less...

Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute

Learn the fundamentals of project-based language learning (PBLL) and earn your digital badge!

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