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One of the goals of the MELL project is to enhance language learning and teaching in Washington state. We do this by sponsoring events and workshops.

UW STARTALK Teacher and Student Programs
July 9 - August 15, 2014 UW Language Learning Center, Seattle
MELL and the Center for Global Studies and the Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies provided support to the UW STARTALK Summer Language Programs for Teachers and Students.

Visit: https://depts.washington.edu/startalk/ for teaching and learning resources.

Heritage Literacy Symposium
January 25, 2014 UW Mary Gates Hall, Seattle
Sponsored by the STARTALK Russian Program, Language Learning Center, Spanish Center, Division of Spanish & Portuguese Studies, Center for Global Studies and Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies, Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, Aula Cervantes, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction World Languages Program, and Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle.


Presentations and Handouts from the Symposium:

9:00-10:00 Session 1:
Who are the heritage learners: HL Community Profiles. Presentation | Handout
Presenters: Michele Anciaux Aoki (OSPI), Svetlana Abramova (UW, Russian), Veronika Egorova (UW STARTALK, Russian), Maria Gillman (UW, Spanish), Soohee Kim (UW, Korean), Tina Bogucharova (Jing Mei Elementary School, Bellevue School District)

10:10-11:10 Session 2:
How to work with heritage learners? Developing intercultural competence and advanced literacy skills. Presentation | Handout
Presenters: Svetlana Abramova (UW, Russian), Veronika Egorova (UW STARTALK, Russian), Maria Gillman (UW, Spanish), José M. García-Sánchez (Eastern Washington University, Spanish)

11:20-12:00 Session 3:
Differentiation for mixed classes: together and apart. When and why to separate? Presentation | Handout
Presenters: Michele Anciaux Aoki (OSPI), Soohee Kim (UW, Korean)

1:00-2:00 Session 4:
Bridging the gap. What do universities and K-12 need to do/to know about heritage learners? Presentation | Handout | Placemat

2:10-3:00 Session 5:
Next Steps. Brainstorm & Evaluation.


Avant Assessment Rater Training
April 25, 2009 UW Language Learning Center, Seattle
Sponsored by the UW Center for West European Studies, Center for Global Studies, Language Learning Center, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction World Languages Program.

- Presentation Slides by Kyle Ennis of Avant Assessment | PDF (5.6 Mb)


World Languages Summit: PK-20 Pathways to Language Learning
November 6, 2008 University of Washington HUB
Sponsored by the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies and Title VI Outreach Centers (Center for Global Studies, Center for West European Studies, East Asia Center, Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies), UW Language Learning Center, UW College of Education, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington State Coalition for International Education, Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT), and Global Washington
Funded by U.S. Department of Education Title VI grants and the State Innovations Grant from Longview Foundation to the Washington State Coalition for International Education for the Mapping and Enhancing Language Learning (MELL) project.


Presentations and Handouts from the Summit. Download the World Languages Summit Program (PDF).
For more info, visit International Education Washington > Summit.


National Context for a Vision of World Language Pathways PK-20
- Paul Sandrock Keynote PowerPoint Handout | PDF
- Paul Sandrock Keynote Handout | PDF
- View Paul Sandrock Streaming Video: NWES > Sandrock
- View Governor Gary Locke Remarks Streaming Video: NWES > Locke

What Languages are Taught in Washington State?
- What Languages are Taught Presentation (PowerPoint) | PDF and MELL County Maps (PowerPoint) | PDF
- Policy Brief #1 Winter, 2008: Establishing an Understanding of World Language Teaching Trends in Washington | PDF
- Policy Brief #2 Summer, 2008: Taking a Closer Look at High Schools that Don't Offer World Languages | PDF
- Policy Brief #3 Fall, 2008: Explaining a High School's Likelihood of Offering World Languages | PDF
- Policy Brief #4 Fall, 2008: Mapping Languages Taught in Washington High Schools | PDF

Bridging the Gap for World Languages from High School to College
- Bridging the Gap PowerPoint Slides | PDF
- Bridging the Gap Handout "Placemat" | PDF
- Bridging the Gap "Tablecloth" Summary | PDF

Where are the Teachers?
- Where are the Teachers? PowerPoint Slides | PDF

Summit Evaluations and Summaries
- Summary of Evaluation Priorities | PDF


Making Sense of World Language Standards and
Options for Assessing Language Proficiency

November 5, 2008 5-8 pm John Stanford International School, Seattle

Presentations and Handouts.

Workshop Schedule and Links to Resources | PDF

Making Sense of World Language Standards: From Standards through Assessment to Daily Instruction
- Paul Sandrock PowerPoint Slides (color) | PDF
- Paul Sandrock PowerPoint Handout | PDF
- Paul Sandrock Presentation Handout | PDF

Integrated Performance Assessment
- Paul Sandrock PowerPoint Slides (color) | PDF
- Paul Sandrock PowerPoint Handout | PDF
- Paul Sandrock Presentation Handout | PDF


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