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ERIC Number: EJ1154300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
The Language Flagship Proficiency Initiative
Gass, Susan; Winke, Paula; Van Gorp, Koen
Language Teaching, v49 n4 p592-595 Oct 2016
The Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) at Michigan State University (MSU) was awarded a U.S. federally funded two-year grant in 2014 to investigate the status of proficiency, and the promotion of proficiency, in foreign language programs. The grant was awarded to Paula Winke and Susan Gass, as principal investigators. The purpose of this initiative was to assess language proficiency development and to show the impact that introducing assessment practices into established language programs has on pedagogical practices and, ultimately, on proficiency outcomes. In total, three grants were awarded, one to MSU, one to the University of Utah, and one to the University of Minnesota. The overall goals were the same, although each institution approached the task in slightly different ways and with slightly different emphases.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan
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