The 43rd NASILP Conference 2016 was held on November 04 – November 05, 2016, at in Arlington, VA.
Friday, Nov 4th
|1:15 Roanoke||Plenary Greetings|
Brian Mann, NASILP President
|1:30 Roanoke||“Using Credit by Exam to Establish Proficiency Targets: Suggestions from ACTFL” Meg Malone, ACTFL.|
When developing any kind of language program and sequence, it is important to understand how to establish reasonable expectations for student outcomes. Such expectations are particularly important for self-instructed language courses. This presentation provides an overview to ACTFL’s language test offerings, reviews some recent research into language outcomes in higher education, describes current proficiency targets for credit by exam and suggests ways to improve student language outcomes.
|2:00 Roanoke||“Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World” – has anything really changed?|
Scott McGinnis, Defense Language Institute- Washington Office.
|2:30 Roanoke Foyer||Refreshment Break|
|3:00 Roanoke||“Sharing Information on the Web” |
Koji Arizumi, The University of Alabama
|3:30 Roanoke||Boren Scholarship |
Stephanie McGowan, Boren Awards for International Study
|4:00 Roanoke||Critical Language Scholarship |
Andrew McCullough, Critical Language Scholarship Program
|4:30 Roanoke||“Using Technology to Engage with Culture” |
Jenny Faile, University of South Alabama
|“Online Language Learning Materials for LCTLs” |
Scott Brill, Language Canvas LLC
Saturday, Nov 5th
|“The Zoom Level Approach (ZLA) to Designing Self Instructional Language Materials” |
Jacques Du Plessis, School of Information Studies.
This method of design identifies different layers of context and to design for each level.
Level One of design is a modular design for each identified domain in the language, such as pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, communication, etc. Level Two is the linear approach of the curriculum with a specific course or flow in a set time, such as a semester. Many variations of Level Two is possible to be based on the holistic approach of Level Once design. The presentation will illustrate the application of the ZLA and demonstrate how it serves the needs of differently skilled learners, as well as the needs of traditional classroom based courses.
|“LCTLs as Non-credit Options” |
Nick Ferdinandt, University of Arizona
|“The Multilanguage Seminar as Alternative SILP Model” |
Katrina Thompson, University of Wisconsin-Madison
|“Using SCOLA Authentic International News, Radio, and Television Programming for Instruction and Enrichment in Self-Instructional LCTLs”|
Heather West, Samford University
|“Developing an Evaluation Process for LCTL Programs”|
Jieun Ryu, University of Arizona
NASILP Member Institutions (One vote per member institution)