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Colloquium on the OPI (R. Clifford, J. Phillips, B. Rifkin, R. Salaberry, C. Thompson, L. van Lier)

OPI Colloquium   Proficiency/ Performance/ Achievement Testing Ray Clifford, Defense Language Institute, Monterey OPI and the Foreign Language Standards June Phillips, Weber State University, Utah The ACTFL OPI and Oral Proficiency Guidelines as a Framework for Curricular Planning: The Lesson; the Instructional Unit; the Semester; the Program Ben Rifkin, University of Wisconsin The Validation Process…

Lecture by Norman Fairclough, February 12, 2002

Critical Discourse Analysis in Social Research by Norman Fairclough, Lancaster University, United Kingdom In this lecture I will discuss the case for a discourse analytical focus in contemporary social research, especially research on social change directed at such themes as ‘Globalization’ and ‘New Capitalism.’  I shall present and illustrate a version of ‘Critical Discourse Analysis,’…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (S. Roberts, K. Sliwinski, A. Barili, J. Kelso, L. Frame)

Instructional Development Research Projects   Using Drama to Enhance Language Learning in Second-Year French Sarah Roberts, GSR, French Researching the Role of Performance in the Teaching of Durrenmatt’s ‘Der Besuch derr alten Dame’ in German 3 Karina Sliwinski, GSR, German Teaching Grammar and Composition to Advance Spanish Students: A Method that Works Amelia Barili, Lecturer,…

Lectures by BLC Fellows (L. Little, B. Samuelson, K. Wiliarty, B. Wolfson, N. Van Duesen)

Instructional Development Research Projects Performance & Placement: Designing a Plan for Testing in the Undergraduate Russian Program Lisa Little, Lecturer, Slavic Languages and Literatures This project assesses the role of heritage language instruction among the foreign language departments in the UC system. It asks the broader question of how “heritage language” is defined and presents…

Lecture by Catherine Doughty, April 9, 2001

Effects of Instruction in Second Language Acquisition by Catherine Doughty, University of Hawaii at Manoa This talk will present an up-to-date survey of the recent explosion of empirical research on the effects of instruction on second language acquisition.  The findings will be discussed in terms of L2 learning rate, sequences, processes, and ultimate attainment.  We…

Lecture by Martha C. Pennington, March 21, 2001

Changing Relationships Between Context and Communication from Pre-Language to Post-Language by Marth C. Pennington, Powdrill Professor English Language Acquisition, University of Luton, England A review of the changing contexts of communication in relation to the development in human history of spoken and written language, looking at the trends in oracy and literacy including the impact…

Lecture by Alastair Pennycook, February 23, 2001

Critical Applied Linguistics as Problematizing Practice by Alastair Pennycook, Professor of Language in Education, Faculty of EducationUniversity of Technology, Sydney, Australia This seminar will discuss significant themes in critical applied linguistics, providing an overview of this emergent approach to issues in language policy and planning, translation and interpreting, language education, discourse analysis, literacy, language in…

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