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Prevent Proficiency Drop-off Posted by on Dec 4, 2019

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How can you, as a program manager, ensure that your team’s language skills are maintained and improved career-long, avoiding the nearly inevitable cycle of proficiency drop-off and costly re-training? In other words, how can your language program make the transition from the yellow line to the blue line in the chart below? That was the…

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New in CL-150 Reporting: Learner Activity Report and Program Manager Report Updates Posted by on Nov 18, 2019

CL-150 Reporting

In a continuing effort to help you better compile and organize your data with the Reporting capabilities in the CL-150 Platform, we have added the Learner Activity Report and updated the Program Manager Report. New: Learner Activity Report Who’s it for? The Learner Activity Report is for program managers/admins who want in-depth information on a…

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Lesson Authoring Tips: Creative Uses of the Table Activity Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

As the CL-150’s Lesson Authoring tool continues to evolve, the more possibilities you have when creating your language lessons. To help you make the most of those possibilities, we’re tapping the collective expertise and creativity of the CL-150 instructor community in a series of Lesson Authoring tips. This time, let’s cover one of our newest activities…

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CL-150 Cohort Lesson of the Month – October 2019 Posted by on Nov 7, 2019

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As of October 2019, there are more than 7,940 Cohort lessons published in the CL-150—and counting. We’re taking a look at one lesson each month to find out why language professionals are maintaining proficiency on the job with weekly Cohort lessons. What are CL-150 Cohorts? If you’re not familiar, CL-150 Cohorts are weekly lesson streams…

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Learn how you can “Prevent Proficiency Loss” at ACTFL 2019! Posted by on Nov 4, 2019

Transparent Language ACTFL

Without a structured sustainment routine, language students will steadily lose proficiency that took months or even years to build. But what is a “structured sustainment” routine? Is it really possible to support and enforce sustainment across a workforce of dozens or hundreds of learners? That’s what we’ll be discussing in our presentations at ACTFL 2019…

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New in the CL-150: Daily Refresher Browser Notifications Posted by on Oct 23, 2019

Your inbox is overflowing and your phone is buzzing all day long. We dislike unwanted communication too, but we love that today’s tech is so good at getting us the gentle reminders, nudges, notifications that we do want. For language professionals trying to maintain proficiency on the job, that should include the Daily Refresher—now available…

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CL-150 Cohorts were designed for on-the-job language maintenance. What are they doing in the classroom? Posted by on Oct 15, 2019

CL-150 Class Assignments

If you are a USG professional maintaining language proficiency on the job, CL-150 Cohort weekly lesson streams were designed for you. But if you’re a language instructor, Cohort lessons might be right for you, too! Each CL-150 Cohort lesson is a 2-hour language “workout” at a given ILR level, based on an authentic source covering…

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