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2020 Summer Institute: Planning for Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

2020 Summer Institute: Planning for Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

NFLRC Resources on ScholarSpace

NFLRC Resources on ScholarSpace

Blended Learning MOOC

Blended Learning MOOC

High-Leverage Teaching Practices

High-Leverage Teaching Practices

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Project-Based Language Learning: Promoting Child Literacy in Brazil

Project-Based Language Learning: Promoting Child Literacy in Brazil

Meet Rachel Mamiya Hernandez who has applied principles of project-based learning (PBL) in a Portuguese language class.
Support the ACTFL PBLL Special Interest Group (SIG)

Support the ACTFL PBLL Special Interest Group (SIG)

Sign up to support the ACTFL PBLL Special Interest Group (SIG)
NFLRC Short Course: Intersections Between High-Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs) and Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

NFLRC Short Course: Intersections Between High-Leverage Teaching Practices (HLTPs) and Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

Explore the intersections between HLTPs & PBLL
2019 Selecting and Adapting Materials for Online Language Learning and Teaching

2019 Selecting and Adapting Materials for Online Language Learning and Teaching

Free online course on selecting & adapting materials for online language learning & teaching
The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2018

The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2018

Going to the 2018 ACTFL Conference in New Orleans? The NFLRC team will be presenting there. Come join us!
4th International Conference on Interactivity, Language & Cognition (CILC4): Educational Enskillment, Event, and Ecology (2018)

4th International Conference on Interactivity, Language & Cognition (CILC4): Educational Enskillment, Event, and Ecology (2018)

Call for Abstracts deadline: February 1, 2018.
2018 Online Symposium: Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

2018 Online Symposium: Envisioning Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

On Jan 17-18, 2018, the PBLL Online Symposium will provide a free introductory forum on project-based language learning
The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2017

The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2017

Going to the 2017 ACTFL Conference in Nashville? The NFLRC team and a number of our intensive summer institute participants will be ...
NFLRC 2017 Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Intensive Summer Institute: Pathways to PBLL

NFLRC 2017 Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Intensive Summer Institute: Pathways to PBLL

This document reports on, and evaluates the NFLRC 2017 Intensive Summer Institute more...
5th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (2017)

5th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (2017)

5th International Conference on Language Documentation & Conservation (ICLDC): Linking Language & Wellbeing
2017 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute

2017 Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) Online Institute

Learn the fundamentals of project-based language learning (PBLL) and earn your digital badge!
2017 Online Symposium:  The Power of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

2017 Online Symposium: The Power of Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL)

On Jan 11-12, 2017, the PBLL Online Symposium will provide a free forum on the power of project-based language learning
The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2016

The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2016

Going to the 2016 ACTFL Conference in Boston? Come see Online Language Pedagogy and Project-Based Language Learning presentations by ...

2016 Online Symposium: Project-Based Language Learning: Inspiring Teachers, Transforming Learning

On Jan 12-15, 2016, the PBLL Online Symposium will provide a free forum on the potential for PBLL to transform and enhance language ...
The NFLRC Team @ ACTFL 2015

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!
2015 Designing Interaction for Online Language Learning

2015 Designing Interaction for Online Language Learning

Designed for in-service teachers of world languages in online environments, this course, offered in Fall 2015, focuses on the various ...
NFLRC 2015 Intensive Summer Institute: Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) in Action

NFLRC 2015 Intensive Summer Institute: Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) in Action

This document reports on, and evaluates the NFLRC 2015 Intensive Summer Institute more...
2013 NFLRC  Summer Institute: Language for Specific Purposes evaluation report

2013 NFLRC Summer Institute: Language for Specific Purposes evaluation report

This document reports on, and evaluates NFLRC 2013 Summer Institute:“Language for Specific Purposes” at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa...
Ideal Classmates and Reciprocal Idealizing

Ideal Classmates and Reciprocal Idealizing

Tim Murphey describes an easy action research/activity done in the spring of 2012 with 488 students in four Tokyo area Japanese ...
Present Communities of Imagination (PCOIz)

Present Communities of Imagination (PCOIz)

Using group dynamics as an umbrella term for overlapping literatures on community, cooperative, and collaborative practices, I introduce ...
Using surveys for understanding and improving foreign language programs

Using surveys for understanding and improving foreign language programs

The goal of this guide is to help language educators develop surveys that produce useful information for evaluation in language programs....
Inviting altruistic agency among students

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.
Agency and student voice

Agency and student voice

In this video, Dr. Murphey explains how listening to what students say works and doesn't work in their own second-language education can ...
Manchu: A textbook for reading documents (second edition)

Manchu: A textbook for reading documents (second edition)

“...a welcome event in the field of Manchu studies.” --Journal of the American Oriental Society 130.4 (2010)View the table ...

2009 NFLRC summer institute: Web-based two-week intensive language course for non-native teachers of Japanese evaluation report.

This document reports on, and evaluates the 2009 NFLRC summer institute: Web-based two-week intensive language course for non-native teac...
Young learner development with co-learning adults

Young learner development with co-learning adults

If we just depend on occasional lessons in schools, we are not realizing the potential of our everyday learning environments for allowing...
Hoping and language learning

Hoping and language learning

To what degree do our methods provide productive pathways and confidence to aid our language learners? During this sixth annual presentat...
Online Cafes for Heritage Learners of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Samoan

Online Cafes for Heritage Learners of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, and Samoan

The virtual equivalent of the neighborhood coffee house, the on-line cafe is a place for people to gather for conversation and social int...
Online Certificate Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

Online Certificate Courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

This project to be carried out in the 2006-2010 funding cycle will enable students and government and civilian personnel to earn the UH a...
Perspectives on teaching connected speech to second language speakers

Perspectives on teaching connected speech to second language speakers

This edited collection of fourteen articles examines connected speech is of interest to teachers, researchers, and materials developers
2004 selected papers from the NFLRC symposium: Distance Education, Distributed Learning and Language Instruction

2004 selected papers from the NFLRC symposium: Distance Education, Distributed Learning and Language Instruction

These eight papers were presented at the Distance Education, Distributed Learning, and Language Instruction Symposium held July 27-30, 2...
Las voces de las mujeres de Xelajú

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 ...
Song and music in language learning

Song and music in language learning

Tim demonstrates ways in which music and song can facilitate language acquisition, healthy living, and positive group dynamics...
Juggling with language learning theories

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 ...
2004 NFLRC symposium: Distance Education, Distributed Learning & Language Instruction: Reports from the field

2004 NFLRC symposium: Distance Education, Distributed Learning & Language Instruction: Reports from the field

Final report on the 2004 Symposium, Distance Education, Distributed Learning & Language Instruction: Reports from the Field
2004 NFLRC conference: Cultural Diversity & Language Education

2004 NFLRC conference: Cultural Diversity & Language Education

Final report on the 2004 NFLRC Cultural Diversity & Language Education Conference co-sponsored by the University of Hawai`i Center for Se...
Online Chinese for minority-serving institutions

Online Chinese for minority-serving institutions

This video reports on an experimental two-year introductory course sequence in Mandarin Chinese is being developed and taught to ...
NPRM – Near Peer Role Modeling

NPRM – Near Peer Role Modeling

Here's a sample. For more, visit our Tim Murphey Tips playlist."Near peer role models" are people near to us in possibly several ways, ...
Group dynamics in the language classroom

Group dynamics in the language classroom

Here's a sample. For more, visit our Tim Murphey Tips playlist.Group dynamics is one of the most, if not the most, important areas for...
Continuation of the journal <i>Language Learning & Technology</i> (2002-2006)

Continuation of the journal <i>Language Learning & Technology</i> (2002-2006)

Language Learning & Technology is a refereed journal, published exclusively on the World Wide Web, which began publication in July ...
Distance Education, Distributed Learning, and Introductory Language Instruction

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...

New technologies and language learning: Cases in the less commonly taught languages (ONLINE VERSION)

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

KÀN NA! Authentic Chinese reading & video (PC only)

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

HANGUL-RO BOJA! Authentic Korean reading & video

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

Shadowing and summarizing

Shadowing and summarizing are deceptively simple tasks that can greatly enhance learning. This video shows an actual class going through ...
Hui-Ya Chuang

Hui-Ya Chuang

Hui-Ya Chuang comes to us from Empire State College in New York where for the past three years she was the Coordinator of ...
Ruslan Suvorov

Ruslan Suvorov

Ruslan (Russ) Suvorov is a Language Technology Specialist at the Center for Language & Technology (CLT) where he works on various ...
David Hiple

David Hiple

DAVID HIPLE (former Director of the Center for Language & Technology and former Associate NFLRC Director) has 35 years of ...
Dorothy M. Chun

Dorothy M. Chun

Dorothy M. Chun is a Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Santa Barbara, California. She received her Ph.D. ...
Yao Zhang Hill

Yao Zhang Hill

YAO ZHANG HILL is an Assessment Specialist for the UHM Assessment Office, which collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and ...
Hanh Thi  Nguyen

Hanh Thi Nguyen

Dr. Hanh Thi Nguyen (Hawai‘i Pacific University) serves as curriculum developer for Vietnamese 101, 102, 201, and 202 for courses at ...
Cherice Montgomery

Cherice Montgomery

Cherice Montgomery is co-leader of the NFLRC 2015, 2017, and 2018 Summer Institutes on Project-based Language Learning (PBLL). She is ...
Liliana Lopez

Liliana Lopez

Liliana Lopez is co-leader of the NFLRC 2015 Summer Institute on Project-based Language Learning (PBLL). She is on the National Faculty
Lauren Scheller

Lauren Scheller

Lauren Scheller is co-leader of the 2015 NFLRC Summer Institute on Project-based Language Learning (PBLL). She is Partnership Manager ...
Sabine Levet

Sabine Levet

Sabine Levet is co-leader of the 2016 NFLR Summer Institute on Intercultural Collaboration and Project-based Language Learning. She is ...
Marta Gonzalez-Lloret

Marta Gonzalez-Lloret

Marta González-Lloret is co-leader of the 2018 NFLRC Summer Institute: Preparing Faculty and Teachers to Implement PBLL. She is an ...
Don Doehla

Don Doehla

Don Doehla teaches French at Vintage High School in Napa, California. He is also Co-Director of the Berkeley WL Project at UC ...

Susan Hojnacki

Dr. Susan Hojnacki is facilitator for our 2016 Materials Development for Online Language Courses webinar series. She is currently an ...
Richard Medina

Richard Medina

RICHARD MEDINA is the Assistant Director of Technology at the NFLRC. His  energies are primarily directed at co-developing online ...
Cynthia Ning

Cynthia Ning

Since 1991, Dr. Ning’s administrative duties have included general oversight of the Center for Chinese Studies at UH, assistance with ...
Julio C. Rodriguez

Julio C. Rodriguez

Julio C Rodriguez (NFLRC Director) is the director of the Center for Language & Technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. ...
Song Jiang

Song Jiang

SONG JIANG (Associate NFLRC Director) is assistant professor of Chinese and Chinese section head in the Department of East Asian ...
Continuation of the journal <i>Language Learning & Technology</i> (1999-2002)

Continuation of the journal <i>Language Learning & Technology</i> (1999-2002)

A major initiative of the NFLRC during the 1996-1999 grant cyclewas the establishment of a new professional journal on technology andfo...

Explicit instruction and JFL learners’ use of interactional discourse markers in extended tellings

Study of the explicit instruction of Japanese discourse markers to English-speaking, intermediate learners of Japanese as a Foreign ...
Explicit and incidental instruction and learner awareness

Explicit and incidental instruction and learner awareness

Explicit instruction can facilitate learner awareness of the surface features of a language, but does not guarantee it. Similarly, learne...
Integration of national standards in a Japanese language classroom

Integration of national standards in a Japanese language classroom

This 20-minute video plus guidebook familiarizes pre-service and in-service teachers of Japanese with the "five C" goals of the Japanese ...
Introducing action research into post-secondary foreign language teacher education

Introducing action research into post-secondary foreign language teacher education

The teaching of foreign languages at the post-secondary level in the USA increasingly reflects an interest in developing communicative ...
Checklist: Evaluative criteria for computer-delivered language learning systems

Checklist: Evaluative criteria for computer-delivered language learning systems

The Multimedia Language Learning Software website was developed as a follow-up to the 1998 Invitational Symposium on Assessing and Advanc...
Second language development in writing: Measures of fluency, accuracy, and complexity

Second language development in writing: Measures of fluency, accuracy, and complexity

In this book, the authors analyze and compare the ways that fluency, accuracy, grammatical complexity, and lexical complexity have been m...
<i>Language Learning & Technology</i>: Online Journal

<i>Language Learning & Technology</i>: Online Journal

Language Learning & Technology is a refereed journal, published exclusively on the World Wide Web, which began publication in July ...
Distance Education

Distance Education

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

Motivation for learning foreign languages

This DVD offers an informative and entertaining discussion of several studies on the role of motivation in second and foreign language le...
Chinese language video clips for classroom use (video version)

Chinese language video clips for classroom use (video version)

Filmed on location in Beijing, mostly at Peking University, these naturalistic video clips, ranging from less than one minute to eight mi...
Linguistics and language teaching: Proceedings of the sixth joint LSH-HATESL conference

Linguistics and language teaching: Proceedings of the sixth joint LSH-HATESL conference

This volume contains 18 articles revolving around linguistic issues, sociolinguistics, and language teaching and learning.
Language learning motivation: Pathways to the new century

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 ...
Integrating language and content instruction

Integrating language and content instruction

Students who participate in immersion programs not only become proficient in the immersion language, they also achieve academically...
Attention and awareness in foreign language learning

Attention and awareness in foreign language learning

Issues related to the role of attention and awareness in learning lie at the heart of many theoretical and practical controversies in the...
Language learning strategies around the world: Cross-cultural perspectives

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...

Mandarin Chinese: Four-year instructional goals, curriculum outline, and institutional measures

This curriculum outline includes student profiles, objectives, and an instructional outline for a Chinese language core program which uti...
Virtual connections: Online activities and projects for networking language learners

Virtual connections: Online activities and projects for networking language learners

Computer networking has created dramatic new possibilities for connecting language learners in a single classroom or across the globe. Th...
Teacher Training via Interactive Television and Internet

Teacher Training via Interactive Television and Internet

This project explored the media of interactive television (ITV) and internet for teacher education. The context for the project was an in...