Michigan State University Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR). (News from Sponsoring Organizations)

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CLEAR's mission is to promote foreign language education in the United States. To meet its goals, projects focus on foreign language research, materials development, and teacher training.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESEARCH

* Feedback and interaction

* Longitudinal analysis of foreign language writing development

MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

Products

* Business Chinese (CD-ROM)

* Modules for Assessing Socio-Cultural Competence for German (CD-ROM)

* Modules for Assessing Socio-Cultural Competence: Russian (CD-ROM)

* Pronunciacion y fonetica (CD-ROM)

* African Language Tutorial Guide (guide and video)

* Directory of African Language Offerings (online database)

* Foreign Languages: Doors to Opportunity (video and discussion guide)

* Task-based Communicative Grammar Activities for Japanese and Thai (workbook)

* Test Development (workbook and video)

* The Internet Sourcebook for Business French (Web links)

* The Internet Sourcebook for Business German (Web links)

* The Internet Sourcebook for Business Spanish (Web links)

* Business Language Packets for High School Classrooms (French, German, & Spanish; PDF files)

Coming Soon!

* Portuguese Pronunciation and Phonetics CD-ROM

* Thai Tutorial Guide

Game-O-Matic

The Game-O-Matic is a suite of wizards that create Web-based activities for language learning and practice. …