L2TREC TITLE VI NATIONAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER
IDENTIFY, DOCUMENT AND DISSEMINATE EFFECTIVE PEDAGOGICAL AND CURRICULAR PRACTICES TO SUPPORT THE TRANSITION FROM AP COURSES TO COLLEGE-LEVEL CURRICULUM.
Coherent sequences of language instruction across K-16 education are essential to increasing the nation’s foreign language capacity. Utah has the only DLI model that systematically extends language learning into and beyond high school (by offering courses that bear upper division college credit to high school students in their schools) via a state-wide model: the Bridge Program https://l2trec.utah.edu/bridge-program.
Over the next four years, L2TReC will identify and disseminate effective features (e.g., procedures, curricula, teaching models) of Utah’s Bridge Program. Materials will facilitate the development of post-AP college level courses in secondary settings for advanced language learners in other states or school systems.
L2TReC will identify effective instructors using data from proficiency testing and videotape and create an online library of videos that illustrate the use of effective language teaching strategies and techniques. Videos will be posted at https://l2trec.utah.edu/language-resource-center.
L2TReC will support the development of pedagogical materials using the FLLITE (Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday) and PBBL (Project-Based Language Learning) models. These are both research validated/empirically tested models (Gibbes, 2014; Kelsen, 2018; Luks, 2013) that move instruction towards the integration of content and language, one of the hallmarks of DLI. These materials will be posted at https://l2trec.utah.edu/bridge-program.