Online modules based on intercultural scenarios
The Culture App is a series of online modules based on intercultural scenarios for U.S. undergraduate students of Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian or Urdu. The Culture App modules were designed for use in domestic Language Flagship programs prior to Flagship students’ capstone year overseas. They can be used prior to a sojourn abroad or with other students in domestic courses focused on intercultural learning.
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Leveraging Technology for Richer Interactions
JUNE 13-17, 2023 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
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OPEN TO LANGUAGE FLAGSHIP, PGO, LTC, & dliflc participants
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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING MODULES
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March 17-18, 2023
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We invite Flagship programs to submit a plan for piloting blended learning solutions for instructional challenges.
BLENDED LEARNING MENTORING PROGRAM
Transform Your Teaching
If you have experience implementing blended learning, consider serving as a mentor in this program. If you are a less-experienced practitioner looking for support and guidance as you plan and deliver blended learning experiences, you might consider joining as a mentee. Read below for more details!
The Tech Center is engaged in the exploration of blended learning as a means to enhance language acquisition processes. Several Tech Center programs and activities support this exploration, including a series of events informed by design thinking as well as activities geared toward field implementations of blended learning. The latter type of activity includes: 1) the creation of Blended Learning Pilots to test the effectiveness and feasibility of blended learning solutions to instructional challenges; 2) the creation of Blended Learning Mentoring Program to enhance the capacity of the Language Flagship faculty to design and implement blended learning experiences; 3) the collaboration with the Arabic Language Flagship program at the University of Arizona to develop and pilot a shareable online course focusing on the Moroccan dialect. Continue reading…
Model Blended Learning Course
Modular courses designed for Flagship students to improve their proficiency and cultural knowledge in Moroccan Arabic (Darija). A collaboration with the Arabic Language Flagship program at the University of Arizona. Although designed for blended learning experiences, the courses may also be used as standalone credit courses or in various other contexts, such as tutoring sessions or as part of other courses.
Blended Learning Essentials
A collection of lessons meant as a primer for world language instructors interested in this topic. This series was designed by Tech Center faculty in collaboration with World Language professionals who have national recognition and are experienced in the design or implementation of blended learning in the context of World Language education.
Blended Learning for Russian
Blended Learning for Russian comprises several blended learning experiences designed by the Tech Center in collaboration with Language Flagship programs. These experiences leverage technology in innovative ways to create opportunities to learn about language and culture in contexts of interest to Flagship programs.
Tools for Blended Learning
The Tech Center TOOLKIT is a collection of technology tools being used by Flagship students and instructors. The tools in this collection were identified through a survey of Language Flagship Programs or else submitted for recommendation directly by Flagship students or instructors.
Green Ideas - Chinese
In the context of an international corporation, Green Ideas, Inc., language learning is personalized to target learners’ professional interests and needs. This project models how existing resources can be leveraged to create blended learning experiences across institutions for students in the Language Flagship Program.
Green Ideas - Korean
The Korean Green Ideas simulated experience is designed with consideration of specific business practices and cultural norms in Korea. The job application process is followed by an Onboarding Training phase, which is designed to help new international employees better understand Korean business culture and its unique linguistic landscape.
Ignite Green Ideas
A public event that wraps up a semester of work on public speaking and Korean language for professionals. This event is embedded within the Green Ideas simulation for Korean Language for Professionals. After a simulated job application process, simulation participants complete onboarding training required to all company employees.
Blended Learning Pilots
Once a year, the Tech Center invites Flagship programs and instructors to submit a plan to test the effectiveness and feasibility of a blended learning tool. Most of the technologies that are piloted in this program are discovered through the LaunchPad event.
Browse this collection to garner ideas from Language Flagship faculty, language centers, private-sector entrepreneurs, and other partners in the Language Flagship’s community of practice.
On Sunday, June 23, 2019, the Tech Center organized a gathering at the University of Oregon to identify and lay the groundwork for inter-institutional collaborations involving the integration of technology in language programs and Flagship institutions.
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The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center is funded under a grant from the Institute of International Education (IIE), acting as the administrative agent of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) for The Language Flagship. One should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Project P.I.: Dr. Julio C. Rodriguez