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  • Keep in Touch! There are many ways to keep up with the latest NFLRC announcements and upcoming professional learning events. You can join our NFLRC listserv or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
    Posted Jun 20, 2018, 12:38 PM by National Foreign Language Resource Center
  • Evaluation Form Aloha, ISI participants! We hope you've had an enriching, inspiring, and fruitful time with us here in Hawai‘i. Before you go, we'd like you to provide us with feedback via our institute evaluation form. This will let us know what in particular you enjoyed or found useful and what we can improve on. Thanks so much for your awesome work and participation! Safe travels and we look forward to collaborating with you in the future.
    Posted Jun 20, 2018, 12:33 PM by National Foreign Language Resource Center
  • Welcome! E komo mai (welcome), Pragmatics in Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) ISI participants!  Some reminders for the first day:   1) The ISI venue is Moore Hall 155B. Moore Hall (1890 East-West Road) is located at the corner of East-West Road and Maile Way on the UH Mānoa campus. It is across the street from the red and green Center for Korean Studies.  2) Continental breakfast will be served starting at 8:30 am in the adjacent room 155A. Please keep all food and beverages in this room; none are allowed in the Moore 155B computer lab. 3) We will begin at 9:00 am. We will also be having a Mini-PBLL Experience field trip on this day ...
    Posted May 18, 2018, 10:28 PM by National Foreign Language Resource Center
  • ISI 2018 on Social Media Active on social media? Here's a couple of hashtags we recommend for our ISI 2018: #PBLL  #GlobalEd #LangChat
    Posted May 18, 2018, 10:30 PM by National Foreign Language Resource Center
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About this institute

The NFLRC 2018 Intensive Summer Institute is not a beginner's workshop. In order to join, applicants first earned a digital badge from the Fundamentals of Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute as a prerequisite. All practicing world language educators K-16 were invited to apply but priority was given to participants currently working at U.S. community colleges and/or minority-serving institutions and teaching less-commonly taught languages. 

Institute Dates

June 13-20, 2018


Participants in this institute will work on project design for their own language classroom assisted by colleagues and guided by a group of language professionals with background in project-based learning, pragmatics, language pedagogy, instructional technology, and assessment. Selected model projects designed collaboratively by institute participants will become part of an open project repository. See People for a full list of participants.


One of the main goals of this institute is to create language projects that can be shared and adapted for other language educators to use. Projects that demonstrate quality design in key aspects will become models or "prototypes" and will be made available through a project repository. Participants whose projects are selected to become part of the repository will be awarded a merit badge certifying their accomplishment.