Pre-SASLI Workshop 2009
Blending Content for South Asian Language Pedagogy
Finding and Organizing Content for Student Proficiency

University of Wisconsin, Madison
259A Van Hise Hall


This year, the pre-SASLI was divided into two separate but complimentary sessions. The first session, Blending Content for South Asian Language Pedagogy, led by A. Sean Pue and Manan Ahmed focused on providing the SASLI teachers an overview of emerging technologies which combine online and off-line tools for language pedagogy. This session was held on Monday and Tuesday. The next three days were taken by the session, Finding and Organizing Content for Student Proficiency, led by Carl Falsgraf and Krystal Sundstrom, focused on introducing the conceptual framework and usage of LinguaFolio Online - a tool which can help with student assessment and evaluation.

A. Sean Pue (Ph.D. Columbia, 2007) is assistant professor of Hindi Language and South Asian Literature and Culture at Michigan State University.

Manan Ahmed (Ph.D. Chicago, 2008) is currently the Associate Director of SALRC.

Carl Falsgraf leads CASLS and the Oregon Chinese Flagship Program. He holds a doctorate in linguistics, and he has been teaching and conducting research on language education for over twenty years. Falsgraf served on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Executive Board and as president for the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages.

Krystal Sundstrom manages assessment item development, ensuring that test questions match the appropriate levels and specifications. She holds an M.A. in educational leadership with a specialization in educational assessment from the University of Oregon.


Monday, June 8

9 AM - 9:30 AM Introductory Remarks by Don Davis
9:30 AM - 11 AM The Fundamentals of Digital Texts [Link to PDF of Presentation]
11 AM - 1 PM Introduction to CLEAR Tool: Audio Dropbox [Link to PDF Documentation]

Tuesday, June 9

9 AM - 11 PM Session I: South Asian Languages on the Internet [Link to PDF of Presentation]
11 AM - 1 PM Session II: Aggregating and Publishing Content Online

Wednesday, June 10

9 AM - 1 PM Session I: Identifying Desired Results [Link to Powerpoint of Presentation]

Thursday, June 11

9 AM - 1 PM Session II: Determining Acceptable Evidence [Link to Powerpoint of Presentation]

Friday, June 12

9 AM - 1 PM Session III: Designing and Organizing Learning Activities [Link to Powerpoint of Presentation]




Max Bruce, University of Texas, Austin
Namgyal Dolkar, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Wafadar Husain, American Institute of Indian Studies
Qamar Jalil, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Abdul Rahman Khan, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jampa Khedup, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Jesse Knutson, University of Chicago
Kalsang Gyatso Kunor, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Shenghai Li, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Mithilesh Mishra, University of Illinois, Champaign
Afsar (Mahboob Ali) Mohammad, University of Texas, Austin
Ratheesh Ramachandran Nair, Universidad Iberoamericana, Leon, Mexico
Katarzyna Pazucha, University of Chicago
Kristen Rudisill, Bowling Green University
Brajesh Samarth, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Sanad Shah, Kohat University of Science and Technology
Virendra Singh, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Kashika Singh, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Sam Sudanandha, Columbia University
Babu Suthar, University of Pennsylvania
Gautama Vajracharya, University of Wisconsin, Madison