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

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

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.

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

• 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…
• 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
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

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
• 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