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Spanish OPI Workshop

May 20 to 22, 2015
9am to 5pm
More details available here

4-day OPI Assessment : Portuguese Workshop 

April 23 to 25, 2015
9am to 5pm
ACTFL is pleased to organize an On-site Professional Development Workshop for University of Utah. 

  • There is a 10 participant limit for each workshop
  • ACTFL must be notified of any changes in the participant list prior to the shipment of training materials
  • University of Utah will find 10 volunteer interviewees for this event 

Developing & Assessing Cognitive Academic Reading Proficiency

March 6, 2015
9am to 12pm


Reading is the central skill and activity in education. Reading proficiency plays a critical role in academic second language learning and in acquiring language skills important for educational contexts which Cummins (1979) labeled cognitive academic language proficiency. The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 – Reading facilitate a new look at the development and assessment of reading and its importance for the development of general second language proficiency. In this presentation, I review research on the developmental relationship between reading, listening, speaking, and writing, and propose curricular goals informed by the notion that the development of reading proficiency plays a central role in an academic foreign language curriculum. 
More details available here.

Designing a Proficiency-Oriented Curriculum

October 4, 2014
Cynthia Martin, University of Maryland

Developing & Assessing Cognitive Academic Reading Proficiency

September 23, 2014 
3:30 pm to 5:00pm
LNCO # 2110
255 S. Central Campus Dr., Utah
More details available here. 

Summer Language Teacher Workshops

July 28 - August 1, 2014
9:00 am to 3:30 pm
255 S. Central Campus Dr.
LNCO Building, U of U Campus

More details available here.




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