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PASSPORT TO THE WORLD

PASSPORT TO THE WORLD

Learning to Communicate in a Foreign Language
Edited By Betty Lou Leaver, Inna Dubinsky, and Melina Champine

Suggested retail $16.50

ISBN: 1-930785-00-3
Page Count: 208
Published: 1999

The underlying premise of this book is that all students can learn foreign languages. Foreign language study is a natural, human activity. As students grow older, however, they tend to lose the intuitive skills for language learning that they had as young children. This book seeks to transform these lost intuitive skills into overt knowledge, accessible to students for direct application in their class work and homework, whether that be as a high school student, university student, or adult learner.


DIGITAL STREAM 2003

DIGITAL STREAM 2003

Emerging Technologies in Teaching Language and Culture, Volume IV Language on the Edge: Implications for Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures
Edited By Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Richard Donovan, Thomas Abbott

Suggested retail $22.50

ISBN: 1-903785-23-2
Page Count: 432
Published: 2004

The theme of the 2003 conference was "Language on the Edge!!!" In preparing the Digital Stream proceedings, it is our desire to offer a view of the current state of practice in the (technology enhanced) language instruction profession from the perspective of the participants of of the Digital Stream Conference, which has been hosted each year since 1999, at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).


DIGITAL STREAM 2001 & 2002

DIGITAL STREAM 2001 & 2002

Emerging Technologies in Teaching Language and Culture, Volumes II & III
Edited By Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Richard Donovan, Thomas Abbott

Suggested retail $14.25

ISBN: 1-930785-16-x
Page Count: 284
Published: 2003

The theme of the 2001 conference was "The Second Desktop Revolution: Implications of Desktop and Streaming Video and Multimedia in Language Learning," and 2002 was "Paradigm Shift: Implications of Emerging Technologies for Teaching Languages and Cultures." In this volume, we are pleased to publish 24 selected manuscripts from both conferences. In preparing the Digital Stream proceedings, it is our desire to offer a view of the current state of practice in the (technology enhanced) language instruction profession from the perspective of the participants of of the Digital Stream Conference, which has been hosted each year since 1999, at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).


DIGITAL STREAM 2004

DIGITAL STREAM 2004

Emerging Technologies in Teaching Language and Culture, Volume V Seeing and Speaking: A Vision of Language
Edited By Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, Richard Donovan, Thomas Abbott

Suggested retail $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-930785-25-9
Page Count: 206
Published: 2006

The theme of this conference was "Seeing and Speaking: A Vision of Langauge." In preparing the Digital Stream proceedings, it is our desire to offer a view of the current state of practice in the (technology enhanced) language instruction profession from the perspective of the participants of the Digital Stream Conference, which has been hosted each year since 1999, at California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB).


FIFTH DIMENSION SECOND LANGUAGE PROJECT

FIFTH DIMENSION SECOND LANGUAGE PROJECT

A Model Education Program
By Honorine Nocon

Suggested retail $7.50

ISBN: 1-930785-12-7
Page Count: 170
Published: 2002

The Fifth Dimension is a model educational program that uses computer-mediated activities and games to engage learners in extended periods of intense, collaborative, and exploratory interaction with academic content. Developed by Michael Cole, Peg Griffin, and researchers at the Laboratory of Comparative Human Cognition, University of California, San Diego, the Fifth Dimension programs combine learning and teaching with play in a social context that allows diverse individuals to develop both independently and within a group.


NEW VISIONS IN FOREIGN AND SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATION

NEW VISIONS IN FOREIGN AND SECOND LANGUAGE EDUCATION

Edited By Gerd Bräuer, Karen Sanders

Suggested retail $14.25

ISBN: 14-930785-20-8
Page Count: 332
Published: 2004

Do you want to get involved in reforming foreign and second language education?

What does it takes to foster the quality of language learning? What would be your role as a student, teacher, or administrator in such a change? How much modification of your understanding about the professional field is needed in order to ensure your success as a learner and/or educator?

In light of the New Visions in Action initiative, teachers, researchers, administrators, and policy makers from North America and Europe discuss ways of connecting (trans-)national reform and individual classroom practice. Through their work, they demonstrate the many advantages of international collaboration for reaching national agendas and personal goals at the same time.

Since the specific approach of this publication calls for an active reader, you will take the first step toward personal involvement in redefining how we teach and learn languages by picking up this book.