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Carl D. Falsgraf

Courtesy Assistant Professor
Co-Director of the Chinese Flagship Program

Director of the Center for Second Language Studies
office: 975 High St. Suite 100
phone: (541) 346-5715

Carl Falsgraf is director of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) and the Chinese K-16 Flagship. He holds a doctorate in linguistics and has been teaching and conducting research on language education for over twenty years.

In his position as director of CASLS, Carl directs research and development projects for National Foreign Language Resource Center; for the Chinese K-16 Flagship, where he is responsible for developing a model of early childhood through adult language learning leading to superior-level language proficiency

Falsgraf’s recent sample publications include: “Learner- friendly Technology in a Brain-friendly Classroom,” in C. Falsgraf (ed), Foreign Language Units for Foreign Languages (International Society for Technology Education Press, Eugene, OR , 2007) and “Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency,” in Learning Languages, 10:1 (with M Semmer, 2004). His classroom experience includes teaching ESL, Japanese, and a variety of graduate courses in pedagogy and methodology.

He served on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Executive Board and as president for the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages. His interests include proficiency assessment, standards-based approaches to language education, advanced language teaching and learning, socio-cultural aspects of language acquisition, and technology-mediated learning.