The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) is excited to announce a new resource for educators and researchers interested in place and experience-based language learning. This resource, a tool for evaluating learning experiences that employ this approach to language learning, is available for free on the PEBLL website at https://pebll.uoregon.edu/documents/PEBLL-EvaluationTool-v4-06-03-2017.pdf.
Educators and researchers who access the tool will be able to read about five central criteria for evaluating all place-based language learning experiences: interactivity, contextuality, engagement, cognitive challenge, and technological affordances. Each criterion is defined and explained through a summary of relevant, contemporary research.
We hope that you will download the tool and use it to evaluate some of the curated place-based language learning experiences that are available to educators on the site. Happy exploring!