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Faculty Meeting Feb 2010. Course evaluations Please make an appointment with me (20 minutes per language) ACTFL & CEF equivalences Policy: Adding/closing sections Instructional Technology ( Daria ) Best practices Tell me more update Announcements. ACTFL & CEF Equivalences.

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Faculty Meeting Feb 2010

  • Course evaluations
    • Please make an appointment with me (20 minutes per language)
  • ACTFL & CEF equivalences
  • Policy: Adding/closing sections
  • Instructional Technology (Daria)
    • Best practices
    • Tell me more update
    • Announcements
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ACTFL & CEF Equivalences

Proposal submitted by DC faculty in

Dec 09

Bologna’s feedback

ACTFL CEFR

Intermediate Low A1

Intermediate Mid A 2

Intermediate High B1

Advanced Low B2

Advanced Mid B2

Advanced High/Plus C1

Superior C2

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_European_Framework_of_Reference_for_Languages

A1 = Novice HighA2 = Inter LowB1 = Inter MidB1+ = Inter HighB2 = Adv LowB2+ = Adv MidC1 = Adv High / General Functional Superior (level 3 in ILR)C2 = Full Functional Superior (level 4 in ILR)

  • 1. Levels
  • "A1" equals Novice level; but don’t think it’s NH.
  • "A2" is definitely Intermediate Low
  • I like their using "plus" to mark performance differences.
  • 2. Sources
  • Please refer toprofessional journals on testing or official documents rather than Wikipedia.
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CEF & ACTFL project: What next?

  • Meeting with faculty (NextTuesday 2:30 – 4:00PM) to:
    • Compare the descriptors in CEF and ACTFL scales
    • Incorporate feedback from Bologna
    • Briefly discuss how this decision is reflected in your program (bring syllabi of all your pre-proficiency courses
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Adding & closing Sections

  • Current practices:
  • Close/add sections at the end of first week of classes
  • Class size:
    • Larger programs:
      • Min: 5 students ;
      • Max 12 students (1st year) – 10 students (2nd year)
    • Smaller programs:
      • Min: 4 students ;
      • Max 12 students (1st year) – 10 students (2nd year)

Question:

Do we need to change this practice?

how to
HOW TO…
  • Best Practices and Troubleshooting Guide for:
    • Using the projector
    • Laptop Performance
    • Removing WR back drive or Flash-drive
    • Using the laptop docking station
      • The docking station is a device into which you can plug your laptop in order to gain extra functionality
      • Each of these add-ons can be plugged into the docking station
      • When you connect the laptop to the docking station, you gain
instructional technology workshops
InstructionalTechnology Workshops
  • UpcomingiPod-in-Education Workshops
  • Upcoming Interactive Digital Workshops:
    • BeginningWriters Workshop (includesprintable alphabet worksheets, spelling and punctuation…)
    • Advanced Writers Workshop (includes collaborative and interactive writingprocess)
  • Personalized one-on-one training and consulting
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Guided Mode

  • Spring 2010:

Independent Study

Learning Path: development, reading, writing, speaking, listening, and cultural understanding

  • Fall 2010:

Online StudyMaterial

Learning Path: complements the instructor’srole and introducesmaterials in the official programs

Free-to-Roam Mode

  • Spring and Fall 2010:

SkillReinforcement

Learning Path: organized by workshops depending on the skills or topics to beworked on

Post-Guided Mode Experience

r 327 and r 304
R-327 AND R-304
  • Work station to bekepttidy and organized
    • Necessary office items such as paper & staplers
    • Emptypaper boxes
  • Equipment set up and workingproperly
    • Pick up TV sets
  • Help keep the chairs in the correct place
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