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ERIC Number: ED598297
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 150
Abstractor: ERIC
MultiTasks, MultiSkills, MultiConnections. Selected Papers from the 2013 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Dhonau, Stephanie, Ed.
Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
This year's volume of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL) Report centering on the conference theme of MultiTasks, MultiSkills, and MultiConnections focused on the importance or world language use within the classroom and beyond with articles extending the conversation on target language use in instruction, on 21st century skills and accompanying Web 2.0 technologies that faculty and students can access and use to connect to the larger world, and applications of standards based instruction at K-16 levels of instruction. The profession's K-16 "Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century" are well represented in this year's volume as all articles connect in some manner with one or more of the 5Cs in meaningful ways, demonstrating how the profession has embraced the national conversation on what "students should know and be able to do in a second or multiple language". The collection of articles in the MultiTasks section, share the theme of instructor target language (TL) use with recent attention placed on the role of the target language in instructed situations. In the MultiSkills section of this publication, readers will find a focus on the Partnership for 21st Century skills and technology integration in three articles. Articles in MultiConnections integrate various aspects of language learning usage for various purposes including connections to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), to service learning for collegiate intermediate Spanish students not necessarily pursuing a major or minor in the language, and to innovations for providing more literature exposure into language learning. "Innovative Approaches to teaching Literature in the World language classroom," examines the need to provide and support literary texts in language instruction by bridging the gap between developing language proficiency for interpersonal communication and developing literary understanding of authentic literary texts.
Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 239 Tonkin Drive, Ishpeming, MI 49849. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL)
Identifiers - Location: United States; Europe
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A