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1. February 21st, 3-4:30 pm, Language Commons

Presenter: Rachel Geer and Elizabeth Hall, Department of French

Title:  Assessing students' progress through Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) in Intermediate French


In the fall of 2023, we began piloting a new approach to student assessment in French 2010 and French 2020.  Students no longer take tests in our intermediate French classes; instead, we assess their progress in French proficiency through Integrated Performance Assessments.  Developed by ACTFL as a standards-based model for language evaluation, integrated performance assessments measure the progress students make in language proficiency in all the three modes of communication: presentational, interpretive, and interpersonal. Through a cluster of tasks revolving around a theme or content area and focusing on models of comprehensive input and scaffolded and process-oriented output, students acquire language in simulated “real-world” situations.  We will discuss how we adapted this model to our courses, as well as the challenges and benefits of a major revision of our assessment model.  


2. March 20th, 3-4:30 pm, Language Commons

Presenter: Yoon Hwa Choi, Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Title: Exploring Perspectives of Korean Language Educators on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and Implementing DEI Projects in Korean Language Classes


This presentation explores the perspectives of Korean language educators within U.S. universities regarding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). It assesses educational materials and methodologies for potential DEI considerations, emphasizing specific areas in need of improvement. Furthermore, the introduction of a DEI project designed for advanced Korean language classes is presented, accompanied by students sharing their project outcomes and experiences.


3. April 17th, 3-4:30 pm, Language Commons

Presenter: Shu-Chen Chen, Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Title:  Teaching Chinese calligraphy and culture through community engagement and compilation of OER from class materials


This presentation is about how a Chinese calligraphy class covers so much information about Chinese language, culture, and history. The class offers an innovative look on Chinese calligraphy stroke techniques and its evolution. And how this class gradually shapes a unique set of OER materials for understanding and learning about Chinese calligraphy and its stroke methods. Students learn to appreciate Chinese calligraphy work and then apply the techniques in their own practice.