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Projects

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...

Design-Based Research

Design-based research (DBR) is an approach to research that is particularly suitable to improve processes ...

Hypermedia Kanji City

The Kanji City Project began as an exploration of hypertext and hypermedia as a new environment for language education and training. Trad...

Heritage Language Education

NFLRC is cooperating with the University of Hawai`i Center for Second Language Research in supporting the development of heritage languag...

Foreign Language Outcomes Assessment and Program Evaluation

Foreign language (FL) educators are asked to engage in evaluation of many kinds and for many reasons, such as traditional program reviews...

Language Immersion

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

Model Hawaiian Immersion Curriculum

Work is underway to establish a model program for developing Hawaiian language immersion materials . Joint cooperation with native speake...

Teacher Training for Southeast Asian Languages

The University of Hawai`i has strong programs in Southeast Asian languages, all of which are LCTLs in the US. Building on UH's strengths...

Intensive Summer Institutes

NFLRC has carried out summer institutes since 1991, providing training and professional development for K-16 language educators ...

Online Professional Development

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

Distance Education

Performance-based Multimedia Materials for Mandarin Chinese and Korean via an Integrated CD-ROM and World-Wide-Web Delivery FormatA new...

Foreign Language Program Evaluation

College and university foreign language (FL) programs are asked to engage in evaluation of many kinds and for many reasons, such as trad...

Reading in a Foreign Language

Reading in a Foreign Language is a refereed international journal of issues in foreign language reading and literacy, published twice yea...

PBLL Curriculum Development

Curriculum development initiatives, including efforts to create new curriculum or redesign courses for Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese

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...

Dissemination: Conferences, Workshops, Publications

Results from all projects undertaken by the NFLRC will be disseminated to the widest audience possible. The primary vehicles for dissemin...

Summer Institutes for Professional Development

NFLRC has carried out summer institutes since 1991, providing training and professional development for K-16 language educators on conten...

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...

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 ...

Publications

Usability test report for the National Foreign Language ...

Usability test report for the NFLRC website update completed in December 2005. Includes description of the methodology plus results obtained.

Language Resource Centers bringing worlds together (LRC joint ...

Overview of the fifteen Language Resource Centers nationwide (for the 2010–2014 grant period)...

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...

Community language resources: A handbook for teachers

The aim of the project is to capitalize on community language resources in developing programs and products to improve foreign language education. Approache ...

Foreign language program evaluation: An annotated bibliography of ...

The project's mission is to enable useful evaluation in support of foreign language programs. This is the annotated bibliography section of the Website...

Bilingualism and early literacy

Computer-mediated communication in foreign language education: An annotated ...

This literature review is designed to be an online resource to aid teachers and researchers seeking information on computer technology an...

2004 selected papers from the NFLRC symposium: Distance ...

These eight papers were presented at the Distance Education, Distributed Learning, and Language Instruction Symposium held July 27-30, 2...

Na Mea Ulu Hawai‘i/Ka Makani/Ka Wa‘a

Three separate resource units cover the topics "Hawaiian plants", "wind", and "canoes." In addition to authentic Hawaiian language texts from a wide variety..

Identifying and responding to evaluation needs in college ...

Our goal is to build the capacity of college foreign language educators to engage with a variety of evaluation, assessment, and accreditation demands ...

Developing Korean language performance assessments

This Research Note reports on a task-based performance assessment development project for Korean as a foreign language through the Nation...

NFLRChawaii YouTube channel

A repository of both general and language-specific resources for teachers and learners of Asia-Pacific, The NFLRChawaii YouTube channel...

'O si Manu a Ali'i: A text for ...

'O si Manu a Ali'i is the first comprehensive guide for teachers of Samoan oratory and the Samoan language of respect...

Languages 2000 at the University of Hawai‘i at ...

This publication gives an overview of language departments, programs, and resources at the University of Hawai‘i. print booklet, free...

Foreign language teaching & language minority education

This volume seeks to examine the potential for building relationships among foreign language, bilingual, and ESL programs towards fosteri...

Foreign language partnership

US policy makers and educators have tended to view immigrant languages as a "problem" rather than recognize these languages as "resources...

Pragmatics and language learning, volume 11

Features cutting-edge research on L2 pragmatics from a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches. It offers fresh perspectives on standard topic..

2003 NFLRC summer institute for professional development: Southeast ...

Report on a series of site visits and faculty development workshops at US-supported advanced study abroad programs in Southeast Asia. Workshops for advanced...

Corpus linguistics for Korean language learning and teaching

Dramatic advances in personal-computer technology have given language teachers access to vast quantities of machine-readable text, which ...

The development of a lexical tone phonology in ...

The study reported is based on an assessment of three decades of research on the SLA of Mandarin tone. It investigates whether difference...

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...

A communicative framework for introductory Japanese language curricula

In recent years the number of schools offering Japanese nationwide has increased dramatically. Because of the tremendous popularity of Ja...

Online Cafés: Intercultural Learning Communities

This 25-minute video (view/download it online here) describes the Online Cafés project, in which language educators have worked together ...

NFLRC Resouces on ScholarSpace

NFLRC maintains a large searchable archive of free language research and teaching materials on ScholarSpace...

Six measures of JSL pragmatics

This book investigates differences among tests that can be used to measure the cross-cultural pragmatic ability of English speaking learn...

Second language development in writing: Measures of fluency, ...

In this book, the authors analyze and compare the ways that fluency, accuracy, grammatical complexity, and lexical complexity have been m...

Motivation and second language acquisition

A wide range of theoretical and research methodological issues and also offer empirical results (both qualitative and quantitative) concerning the learning...

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...

Designing second language performance assessments

ℴAVAILABLE USED: click here.This technical report focuses on the decision-making potential provided by second language performanc...

Inviting altruistic agency among students

Agency is normally understood as the capacity to act, to have a degree of self-determination and control over one’s self and the world. Altruistic agency is...

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...

Guidelines for submissions to the NFLRC Monographs & ...

We invite submissions of materials for publication as NFLRC Monographs. Monographs discuss ongoing curriculum projects, report on the results of research...

L2 learning as social practice: Conversation-analytic perspectives

View table of contentsRead the review in Discourse StudiesThis volume collects empirical studies applying Conversation Analysis to si...

Second language teaching and learning in the Net ...

Today’s young people—the Net Generation—have grown up with technology all around them. However, teachers cannot assume that students’ familiarity with tech...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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..

Aozora: Intermediate-advanced Japanese communication (second edition)

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

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...

Events

Distance Education, Distributed Learning and Language Instruction

Language education has been revolutionized by the availability of electronic resources. The boundaries between distance education and tra...

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...

Heritage Learners and National Language Needs

This two-day symposium provides practical information, theoretical considerations, and program/curriculum models for language education t...

Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) Summer Institute

DescriptionLanguage for specific purposes (LSP) courses and programs focus on developing learner communicative competence in a particul...

Pragmatics in the CJK Classroom

The University of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa National Resource Center East Asia in conjunction with the National Foreign Language Resource Center at t...

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...

Cultural Diversity & Language Education Conference

This conference focuses on theories, policies, and practices associated with cultural and language diversity in educational contexts. The...

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...

Ia Faalautele Lau Gagana Samoan Pedagogy Institute

Immediately following our Summer Institute symposium on Heritage Learners and National Language Needs, this 5-day workshop brought togeth...

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...

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...

4th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation ...

The 4th ICLDC, “Enriching Theory, Practice, & Application,” was held February 26-March 3, 2015

Online Summer Institute for Non-native Teachers of Chinese ...

This workshop serves as an online professional development opportunity for non-native-speaking teachers of Chinese and Japanese language ...

FAGASA

From July 5 through July 9, 2004, the National Foreign Language Resource Center played host to the 13th annual conference of the Associat...

Conversation Analysis Seminar: L2 Learning as Discursive Practice

Conversation Analysis (CA) is increasingly adopted to examine second language interactions as sites for and evidence of L2 learning as a ...

Performance-based Chinese Language Instruction

The second 2000 NFLRC Summer Institute, Performance-based Chinese Language Instruction, a workshop for Chinese language instructors, was ...

1st International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation: ...

The 1st International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation will be held at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa from March...

Foreign Language Instruction via Distance Education

WORKSHOP - July 7-18, 1997: "Tools and Techniques for Foreign Language Instruction via Interactive Television"This two-week workshop tra...

Teaching Assistant Survival Society (TASS)

TASS is an informal professional development forum for language Teaching Assistants

The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2015

Going to ACTFL 2015? Come see our 6 exciting presentations related to Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) and Online Language Pedagogy!

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

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

Fundamentals of PBLL: Badge Criteria

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

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

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