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Providing context with image-based activities Posted by on Oct 2, 2020

CL-150 image activities for LREC

Earlier in 2020, we introduced two image-based learning activities to the CL-150 Platform. Lesson authors can include flat or 360-degree images and label them with relevant vocabulary items or annotations. Our team is including the Image Explorer activities to CL-150 Cohort lessons to provide geographical, cultural, and historical context—here are a few examples you can…

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How to leverage activity-level data in the Learner Activity Report Posted by on Sep 25, 2020

cl-150 reporting for clpms

Don’t wait for the big test to see how a student or sustainer is doing—know before they go. The CL-150 Platform automatically captures learner data including assessment scores and time spent completing assignments. Program managers and instructors can use these data points to identify and mitigate “at risk” students or sustainers, ensuring everyone is on…

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How a DoD language program is maintaining readiness remotely Posted by on Sep 3, 2020

cl-150 learning goals

With limited opportunities for annual training and face-to-face mentoring during the pandemic, many DoD language programs are leveraging the CL-150 Platform to ensure their cryptologic linguists can sustain proficiency from anywhere. We talked to the CLPM and mentors from one language program to see how they’re approaching sustainment remotely. To start, the unit’s CLPM is…

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CL-150 Cohort lessons in 15, 30, or 45 minutes Posted by on Aug 19, 2020

cl-150 learning activities

When you open a CL-150 Cohort lesson and there are 15+ activities. 👀🤯 CL-150 Cohort lessons are designed to take two or more hours to complete, hence the long activity list! To fight language attrition, many USG language programs require at least two hours of weekly learning time, so a two-hour lesson is a one-stop-shop…

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Manage your virtual language classes with the CL-150 Platform Posted by on Aug 13, 2020

cl-150 class assignments

Language instructors need more than just a virtual meeting space like Teams or Zoom to deliver virtual acquisition courses, refresher courses, and other language training events effectively and efficiently. You need ways to organize your classes, create and schedule assignments, send messages, and track students’ progress from afar. You can slap together a bunch of…

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Using CL-150 lessons synchronously in the virtual classroom Posted by on Aug 10, 2020

CL-150 lessons aren’t just for independent learning or pre-class prep work. Language instructors, as you shift to virtual instruction, consider using lessons collaboratively during class time as well. Want to get your students talking? Help them produce the language in different contexts? Think critically about target language texts or videos? Practice grammar? Discuss culture? No…

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Make social media time worth your time. Posted by on Aug 5, 2020

hamsterkauf slang

Language “maintenance” involves more than holding on to what you already know. Languages are constantly changing, and you need to keep up to stay current and effective. In German, for example, Hamsterkauf (literally “hamster buying”) showed up recently to describe pandemic-induced panic buying, as did “Coronaspeck” as a name for the weight gained during quarantine…

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