The AELRC’s primary mission is to facilitate useful assessment and evaluation practices that help foreign language educators innovate and improve their programs, ensure accountability to students and society, and articulate the value of foreign language studies in the world today. In carrying out this mission, the AELRC focuses on three interrelated aspects of foreign language education in the United States: underrepresented languages, populations, and institutions; student learning outcomes assessment; and the Seal of Biliteracy.
AELRC is a Title VI Language Resource Center directed collaboratively by researchers at Georgetown University, the Center for Applied Linguistics, and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
We recently conducted a four-week online professional development workshop for world language instructors on oral proficiency assessment and proficiency-based instruction. Check it out: NECTFL 2022.
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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the AELRC staff has transitioned to a hybrid model. We continue working to serve the language education community remotely. Staff and student researchers are meeting, collaborating, collecting data, and developing resources.