CALPER summer workshops and new website look

Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)
at The Pennsylvania State University  - a national Language Resource Center (LRC)
CALPER's February Quick Update
CALPER Summer Workshops

Professional development opportunity coming up in June. We will offer three workshops for foreign language teachers this summer. One is specifically designed for teachers of Chinese. Registration is open now. Please go to our webpage for more details:

Discourse Analysis and the Teaching of L2 Writing
June 13 & 14, 2016
Presenters: Susan Strauss and Jungwan Yoon
Early registration: $50 - registration is open now

How to Integrate Explicit Knowledge in the Second Language Classroom: Concept-based Language Instruction (CBLI)
June 15 & 16, 2016
Presenters: Jim Lantolf and Adam van Compernolle
Early registration: $50 - registration is open now

Teaching Chinese with Authentic Cultural Texts and Materials
June 18, 2016
Presenters: Allison Lai
Early registration: $25 - registration is now open

All workshops will be held at The Pennsylvania State University - University Park campus. Specific room locations will be announced soon.
Congratulations to our director!

We congratulate our director, Jim Lantolf, for being the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award (DSSA) from the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL).

Read the AAAL press release
Congratulations to Lantolf and Poehner!

We congratulate Jim Lantolf and Matt Poehner for being awarded the 33rd Kenneth W. Mildenberger prize for their book "Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative in L2 Education" published by Routledge. The Mildenberger Prize is given by the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) for an outstanding publication in the fields of language, culture, literature, or literacy with strong application to the teaching of languages other than English.

More details on the book at Routledge.

CALPER's website has a new look!

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CALPER is one of the national Language Resource Centers (LRCs) funded by the U.S. Department of Education.CALPER develops innovative teaching materials, conducts critical research to inform teaching practice, and creates professional development resources.
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