Moving from Int-Adv Proficiency by Incorporating IPAs

Moving from Intermediate to Advanced Proficiency by Incorporating Integrated Performance Assessments into the Curriculum

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm Eastern Time

Join us for this FREE 90-minute webinar! The webinar will be recorded and access to the video and associated resources will later be made available for purchase on ACTFLearn Central.

Registration closes at 11:59pm Eastern Time on Monday, February 12, 2024. Zoom Meeting information will be emailed to you following registration.

Description: Advanced proficiency is usually required for working professionals pursuing teaching, business, international diplomacy, etc. However, the jump from Intermediate to Advanced is challenging for learners and curriculum designers. How can we align curricular goals with effective assessments that guide and push learners to achieve Advanced proficiency? This 90-minute webinar will introduce how to set up integrated performance assessments with real-world purposes to push Intermediate learners to develop Advanced-level proficiency.

Learning Objectives:

  • I can describe the characteristics of Intermediate and Advanced level proficiency based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines
  • I can identify the three modes of communication in assessment tasks
  • I can identify what counts to move from Intermediate to Advanced proficiency
  • I can check the tasks that I use for instruction and assessment to ensure they are appropriate to build the path from Intermediate to Advanced proficiency and assess the three modes of communication
  • I can state the implications of proficiency for my instruction and assessment of language learning


Facilitator-in-Training: Dr. Yu (Joyce) Wu

Dr. Yu (Joyce) Wu is an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island. She currently serves on the Board of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (USA), New England Chinese Language Teachers Association (NECLTA), and College Board AP Chinese Development Committee. Her research focuses on second language acquisition, proficiency-based teaching and assessment, individual differences, and proficiency and intercultural communicative competence development in immersion contexts. She has won the URI College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award, and the Rhode Island Foreign Language Association Mary L. Borra Excellence Award. Dr. Wu regularly presents at national and international conferences, and has conducted teacher training for Middlebury College Chinese Summer School, NECLTA, Western Kentucky University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Shanxi University, etc.  Her recent publications include peer-reviewed articles in Foreign Language Annals, book chapters, and a co-authored textbook series Progressive Chinese: An Intermediate Chinese Textbook«????:????

2/13/2024 7:00 PM - 2/21/2024 8:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time

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