Academic journal article Foreign Language Annals

FL Notes

Academic journal article Foreign Language Annals

FL Notes

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Guiding Principles Available for Public Comment-The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is pleased to announce that the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education are available in draft form for public comment. You can find more information and download the draft on the CAL Web site at http://www.cal.org. The Principles were developed by a national panel of dual language researchers and practitioners, with support from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition at The. George Washington University. Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the Principles were developed as a tool to help dual language programs (twoway immersion, heritage language, foreign language immersion, or developmental bilingual programs) with planning and ongoing implementation. Everyone is encouraged to read the draft document and submit feedback on the Web site. Please e-mail Julie Sugarman at julie@cal.org with any questions.

Computer Terminology in 29 Languages-The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency provides information sheets which display computer-related terminology with English along with one of the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Kurdish (Sorani), Pashto, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, and Yoruba. The documents are available for free download in PDF format from: http://www.becta.org.uk/teachers/teachers.cfm7section=1_3_2_l&id=2625

Japanese Advocacy Kit-The Japan Foundation's Los Angeles office has published an Advocacy Kit for K-12 Japanese language programs. The set of materials, which includes guides for teachers and parents, a videotaped visit to three model programs, and a start-up and maintenance guide for language programs, is free and available upon request. …

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