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Author & Assign Custom Lessons Faster Posted by on Sep 15, 2021 in For Instructors, New in Lesson Authoring

You’ve got a lot to cover to ensure your students are ready to use the language on the job: vocabulary, grammar, listening and reading comprehension, and beyond. The CL-150 Lesson Authoring tool makes it possible to create and assign lessons focused on any topic or skill at any level—and it’s now faster than ever. Find…

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New to the CL-150 Platform? Posted by on Aug 9, 2021 in For Instructors, For Learners, For Program Managers

It’s peak PCS/transfer season, which means lots of newcomers to the CL-150 Platform. (Welcome!) With acquisition and sustainment materials for USG linguists, reports for program managers, and class management and lesson authoring for instructors… there’s a lot going on in the CL-150! If you or your linguists are looking to get up to speed ASAP…

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Assign YouTube Videos, PDFs, and more in the CL-150 Platform Posted by on Jul 12, 2021 in For Instructors, New in Class Management

You’ve found the perfect YouTube video for your lesson, or you have a PDF you want students to read before class. You could shoot an email with a link or attachment, but you won’t know if your students even opened it. You can now assign videos and files to your classes just as you would…

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Important Update to Cohort Weekly Lesson Streams Posted by on Jul 8, 2021 in For Learners, For Program Managers

Due to sponsorship changes, CL-150 Cohort lesson streams, other than higher level Mandarin, will begin re-issuing past lessons starting July 12. Mandarin Chinese Cohort lesson streams at ILR 2+, 3, and now 3+ will receive a new lesson every week. All Cohort subscribers will continue to receive a weekly lesson every Monday, either new or…

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3 “Hidden” Reporting Group Features Posted by on Jun 23, 2021 in For Program Managers

cl-150 reporting group dashboard customization

Reporting Groups are all about visibility. 👀 Immediately see who is meeting requirements and who isn’t. Whose ILR scores have fallen off. Who needs to retest soon. With all that visibility, you might have overlooked a few key features that make it even easier to manage large groups of language learners. Filter your user table…

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3 things you didn’t know you could do with Learned Vocab Posted by on Jun 7, 2021 in For Learners

cl-150 add learned vocab from lesson

By the time you reach ILR 2, you’ve likely learned at least 2,000 words and phrases in the target language. 😨 If you’re refreshing your Learned Vocab periodically, it’s easy to stay on top it all. But what about all the new words and phrases you encounter throughout the day? You know, the ones you…

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Choosing key vocabulary for your lessons Posted by on May 18, 2021 in For Instructors

Vocabulary is the raw material with which language proficiency is built. A sufficiently large vocabulary (made up of words, phrases, grammatical chunks, idioms, collocations, etc.) aids with listening and reading comprehension, application of grammar rules, and beyond. When authoring lessons, vocabulary should be chosen strategically.  Watch the video at the bottom to join Orsi Gall…

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