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  1. Russian and Chinese Instructional Modules

    With a 2014 STARTALK Infrastructure Building grant, Concordia Language Villages created ten instructional modules in both Russian and Chinese. Using themed cultural topics, each module is comprised of 3 lesson plans providing three or more hours of lesson ...

  2. Classroom Management

    This video focuses on two key elements of classroom management — clear learning goals and clear expectations for behavior. This video highlights strategies for instruction and assessment that can be used throughout lessons to maintain control of the class ...

  3. STARTALK Hindi Audio-Visual Module Project

    The STARTALK Hindi Audio-Visual Module Project introduces 36 thematic modules, which are based on real life situations with varied linguistic, social and cultural contents. The modules include situations in urban and rural locations with native speakers o ...

  4. Engaging Language Learners- Video

    Return to Professional Learning Resources to Support STARTALK-endorsed Principles Loading the player... Instructional Resource(s):  Student Proficiency Level(s):  Novice Intermediate Advanced Material Type(s):  Video Instruction Grade Level(s):  K-2 3-5 6 ...

  5. K-5 Word Frequency Dictionary for Chinese L2 Learners

    The Word Frequency Dictionary can help to: Predict L2 student’s reading comprehension by grade Provide vocabulary guidelines for textbook writing and reading material selection Inform the development of assessments The principal goal of the Mandarin Insti ...

  6. NOVA STARTALK e-Tower

    The NOVASTARTALK eTower is a research-based and literacies-focused OER-- an open, web-based educational resource designed to help Chinese students begin and/or continue their language studies when face-to-face options are not readily available. The techno ...

  7. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learner Centeredness Module

    Introduction to this Learner Centeredness Module In this module, the concept of learner centeredness is introduced and modeled in a video-taped Learner Centered Workshop for STARTALK teacher leaders of critical languages. Based on research conducted in pr ...

  8. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Learner Centeredness Module- Reading

    Developing Background Knowledge about the Learner Centered Classroom Prior to participating in the Learner Centered Workshop, teachers should read the following text entitled Entertaining an Elephant by William McBride. Reading Entertaining an Elephant A ...

  9. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module

    Introduction to this Exploratory Practice Module In this module, the concept of Exploratory Practice (EP) is introduced and a model for the implementation of Exploratory Practice in the STARTALK classroom is presented. Exploratory Practice is a framework ...

  10. University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Exploratory Practice Module- Workshop Video

    Watch in the following video as Dr. Corinne Crane works with a group of critical language teachers to get them started on their EP projects. In this workshop, she discusses the importance of reflective practice, introduces the concept of puzzling, and exp ...

  11. 2015 Infrastructure Grant Resources

    These resources were created in 2015 for STARTALK through our Infrastructure Grant program. They are designed to fulfill critical needs in the world language community and are freely accessible to all language teachers. NOVA STARTALK e-Tower The NOVASTART ...

  12. Laura Terrill- Aligned with a Growth Mindset (Student Programs)

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Laura Terrill. STARTALK resources are designed to keep us focused on teaching and learning. This workshop introduces how the S ...

  13. Greta Lundgaard and Rubab Qureshi- Cultivating Growth: Planning for Learning in Student Programs

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Greta Lundgaard and Rubab Qureshi. STARTALK summer programs cultivate learning through focused planning. Learning goals for st ...

  14. Paul Sandrock- Using STARTALK Curriculum and Learning Plan Templates to Plan Assessment for Learning

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Paul Sandrock. STARTALK programs focus on real applications of language. What is the proof that learners are able to use their ...

  15. Duarte Silva, Ying Jin, Claire Albert- Essential Leadership Actions to Support a Successful Student Program

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Duarte Silva, Ying Jin, and Claire Albert. This session focuses on outlining and modeling specific actions that lead to suppor ...

  16. Elizabeth Sandstrom, Nataliya Ushakova, Kateryna Ratushnyuk- Meeting Teacher and Student Learning Targets in Combination Programs

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Elizabeth Sandstrom, Nataliya Ushakova, and Kateryna Ratushnyuk. What happens when students learning a new language connect wi ...

  17. Grant Applicant Webinar Series

    The 2018 Grant Applicant Webinar Series has concluded. You can view slides and notes from the webinars below. Thank you for your interest in applying for a STARTALK summer teacher education or student language program grant. The webinars below provide inf ...

  18. Leslie Grahn, Deborah Espitia- Responding to the Needs of All Learners in the Differentiated Classroom

    Back to 2016 Spring Conference Presentations This multimedia production was developed for the STARTALK 2016 Spring Conference by Leslie Grahn and Deborah Espitia. Just how do we meet the needs of all our learners in our language programs? Join us in exper ...

  19. Using the Target Language and Making Comprehensible Input

    These videos will consider two key questions: Why is it so important to use the target language and how do we make input comprehensible? Part 1 Loading the player... Part 2 Loading the player... Instructional Resource(s):  Student Material Type(s):  Video ...

  20. 2015 Spring Conference Presentations

    May  8–9, 2016 • Denver, CO The contents of these presentations are the intellectual property of the respective authors. By reposting it here, the NFLC is neither claiming ownership of the content nor responsibility for the ideas expressed therein. Downlo ...

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