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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Agenda Item
8:00 AM-
8:30 AM

8:30 AM-
8:40 AM
Welcome Announcements

8:40 AM-
8:55 AM
Opening Remarks

9:00 AM-
9:30 AM
Profiles of the Foreign Language Super-Achievers
Memory Retention Techniques (MRT) to Help Students Reach a Higher Proficiency Goal
The Icing on the Cake: Improving Comprehension while Teaching Idioms

9:30 AM-
9:45 AM

9:45 AM-
10:15 AM
Activity Sequences for Advanced Language Learning
Data-Driven Learning to Improve Student Writing
Transform Classroom with IPads and Apps

10:20 AM-
10:50 AM
An Empirical Summary of Vocabulary and Cultural References in Testing
Curriculum Design for Teaching to Higher Levels: Content-Based and Theme-Based Approaches
Managing Advanced Learning: Where is the Textbook?

10:50 AM-
11:05 AM

11:05 AM-
12:05 PM
Five Characteristics of Highly Effective Spanish Teachers

12:05 PM-
1:05 PM

1:05 PM-
1:35 PM
An Action Plan for Achieving Higher Level Proficiency
Gamification: Reboot Language Learning to Reach Beyond Higher Levels
Incorporating "Spaced Learning" to Enhance Autonomy and Retention

1:40 PM-
2:10 PM
How Much is Enough? Reflections on Extensive Reading at Higher Proficiency Levels with Occasional References to Research
Effective Vocabulary Learning Tool: Networked Pronunciation Feedback System (NetProF at DLIFLC)
Integrating Content-Based Instruction (CBI) into an Advanced Korean Curriculum

2:10 PM-
2:30 PM

2:30 PM-
3:00 PM
Integrating Multimedia Technology to Empower Higher Proficiency Learner
Model Research for Project-Based Learning (MRPBL) Discovery of Spanish Linguistic Variations: Cases of Regional Accents

3:05 PM-
3:35 PM
Using Issue Logs to Foster Learner Autonomy for Language Learning at Higher Levels
The Key Component of Higher Language Learning

3:40 PM-
4:00 PM
Wrap-Up Discussion

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Agenda Item
8:00 AM-
8:30 AM

8:30 AM-
8:40 AM
Welcome Announcements

8:45 AM-
9:15 AM
Adult Language Learners as Active Builders of Vocabulary in the Target Language
Improving Listening Strategies and Practices in the Classroom: A DLI Levantine Arabic Program Study
Making Good Better: Approaches to Refresher Training

9:20 AM-
9:50 AM
Best Practices: Beyond 3 Approaches that Worked!
What Role Can Culture Play In Terms Of Achieving Higher Language Proficiency, I.E. 2+2+ And Beyond?
Higher-Level Passages & Lower-Level Skills

9:50 AM-
10:10 AM

10:10 AM-
10:40 AM
Using Metacognitive Strategies For High-Level Reading Skills In Digital Environments
Improve Reading Comprehension at Higher Levels; Teaching Language Learners How to Use Text Clues to Their Advantage
Beyond Basics: Vocabulary Instruction for Higher Level

10:45 AM-
11:45 AM
Brain, Language and Culture: Understanding the Neural and Cultural Correlates of Proficiency and Pragmatics

11:45 AM-
12:45 PM

12:45 PM-
1:15 PM
Talking Points: A Way to Achieve Higher Levels
Content-Based Project-Based Instruction for Highly Proficient Students (Skype)

1:20 PM-
1:50 PM
The Importance of Flexibility in Reaching Higher Levels
Chinese Language Mastery Program: A Road Map for Developing Higher Level Language Professionals

1:50 PM-
2:05 PM

2:05 PM-
2:35 PM
Using Authentic Materials to Achieve High-Level Language in the Outcomes-driven class
Narrow and Shallow versus Wider and Deeper

2:40 PM-
3:15 PM
Wrap-Up Discussion

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