InterCom is a weekly email digest that offers just-in-time information in easy-to-digest portions. It is customizable by target language, level, and content area (such as curriculum, professional development, or assessment), so you receive only the information that matters to you.

Our editor monitors professional online communications such as listservs, blogs, and organizational websites to find the most relevant, useful information and resources for language professionals.

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  • Topic of the Week: a brief introduction to an issue relevant to language teaching and learning
  • Activity of the Week: a classroom-ready activity exemplifying the week’s topic
  • Spotlight: a highlight of Title VI Language Resource Center activities
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InterCom: October, 25 2021
Oct 25, 2021

Today, we continue our series on games and fun! This week, we are supporting learners wishing to play MMOGs (massively multiplayer online games) to improve their language learning and proficiency development.

Thank you to CASLS Student Intern, Aleya Elkins, for her role in making this week’s video.

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