2017 Fall Conference Presentations

November 3–4, 2017 • Portland, OR

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(Alphabetical by Last Name)

Estefania Amato, Fatima Masoud

App-Date Your Class: Integrating Technology in the Language Classroom


Richard D. Brecht, Robert Slater STARTALK & DLI Partnership Initiative: Unprecidented Infrastructure for
Language Education in the US
Jennifer Carson, Steven Chuang, Mary Curran, Dr. Li-Jen Kuo Panel Discussion on Unit & Lesson Design: Creating Units for Global Competence Presentation
Der-lin Chao, Bo Hao, Ming-Ying Li, Bing-Ying Hu Building Effective Program Infrastructure Presentation

Der-lin Chao, Bo Hao, Ming-Ying Li, Bing-Ying Hu

How to Add an Online Component to Extend Your 2018 Summer Program Presentation
Der-lin Chao, Jacqueline Rodriguez, Megan Payne, Julie Sykes Panel Discussion on Infusing Technology into Learning Plans Presentation

Maria Charreira, Claire Hitchins Chik, Kathryn Paul

Understanding the Flipped Format


Mi-Hyun Chung, Tatiana Filosofova, Kaishan Kong, Catherine O'Neil, Clementine Fujimura Panel Discussion on Culture and Culturally Authnetic Resources 2 Presentation

Matt Coss

Language and Content Through Culture: Making the Match

Handout 1
Handout 2
Handout 3
Handout 4

Recorded Presentation


Matt Coss A STARTALK Success Story (from the opening keynote) Recorded Presentation

Mary Curran, Lucy Lee, Hanying Yang

Teaching Global Competence


Mary Curran, Lucy Lee, Hanying Yang

Using Technology to Build Vocabulary in Meaningful Ways


Dr. Annalisa Czeczulin, Janis Jensen, Yalan King, Cynthia Ning Panel Discussion on Differentiation Presentation

Dr. Janice Dowd, Rita A. Oleksak, James Wildman

Discover Chinese and Russian: Working with Authentic Materials


Zakia Elhadi, Mary Thrond, Chenqing Song, Gay Rawson Assessment Panel Discussion Presentation

Tatiana Filosofova

Cultural Context in the Classroom at the Novice Level


Iman Hashem Putting Standards Front and Central: Building Leadership in the Arabic Language Technology as the Core of Standards-Based Arabic Instruction Presentation

Janis Jensen, Nita Yajnik, Nusrat Sohail

Running Record of Hindi and Urdu Learner Growth Tool


Anna Katikhina

Promoting Student Autonomy For Listening & Speaking


Kaishan Kong

Beyond Food, Family, and Festivals: Teaching Culture in a Transformative Way


Alla Kourova, Irina Pidberejna, Rita Oleksak, Jing Z. Paul, Nicole Ugel Culture Discussion Panel 1 Presentation
Mi-Hyun Chung, Tatiana Filosofova, Kaishan Kong, Catherine O'Neil, Clementine Fujimura Culture Discussion Panel 2 Presentation

Alla Kourova, Irina Pidberejna

Culture and Culturally Authentic Resources


Dr. Li-Jen Kuo, Sungyoon Lee, Haemin Kim, Mengyin Liu Integrating STEM with K-5 Language Instruction Presentation

Stella Kwoh, Henny Chen, Hsin-Yun Liu, Minghui Anderson, Sophie Chuang, Liyun Lu, Yara Chen, Faye-Lynn Wu

A National Demonstration Model for All STARTALK Languages


Dr. Maissa Khatib, Jecoa Ross

Keep Talking! Strategies for a More Synergetic Program Infrastructure


Cyndy Ning, Chunman Gissing, Joanne Shang

STARTALK Principles Alive & Thriving


Ashok Ojha, Nilakshi Phukan, Mamta Tripathi, Meenakshi Singh,
Sandhya Bhagat, Akila Sekhar
Desinging Learning Episodes Based on Cultural Stories Presentation
Megan Payne and Jacqueline Rodriguez Excite Young STARTALKers with Technology & Feedback Presentation

Claudia Ross, Sara Chao, Brooke Cheng

Teaching Higher Level Reading Comprehension in Chinese


Paul Sandrock Focus Learning with Can-Do Statements Presentation
Paul Sandrock, Greta Lundgaard Meeting the Needs of Heritage Learners: Reflections for Practice Presentation
Thomas Sauer, Liz Shovers Leveraging Reflection for Participant Growth and Program Assessment Presentation

Lynn Thompson, Anne Donovan, Vicky Nier, Tatyana Vdovina

Student-centered Teacher Program Design


Mary Thrond, Gay Rawson Using Linguafolio to Model Performance-Based Assessment in the Teacher Program Presentation
Dr. Miao-fen Tseng, Alice Lin, Na Li A Blended Teacher Training Model for Online Teaching Presentation

Eduardo Viana da Silva, Heloisa Machado, Anderson Sandes, Michele Aoki

From Novice to Advance: Differentiated Tasks for a Multilevel Language Class


Yongfang Zhang, Na Li, Antonia Schleicher Designing Learner-Centered Checks for Learning: Enhancing L2 Learning Through Digitial Storytelling and Contextualized Tasks Presentation

Material Type(s): 

  • Video
  • Assessment
  • Presentation
  • Learning Plan/Lesson Plan

TELL Domain(s): 

  • Planning
  • Learning Tools
  • Collaboration
  • Professionalism

STARTALK Principle(s): 

  • Standard-Based Curriculum
  • Learner Centered
  • Target Language
  • Integration of Culture, Content, Language
  • Authentic Material
  • Performance-Based Assessment