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Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction
The illustrations were created as part of the Visuals for Developing Communication Skills in Foreign Language Classes project, initated by Paul Toth, former Director of the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center. It was funded by the Provost through the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) as part of the Innovation in Education Awards program, and brought to completion by Paul's successors, Dawn McCormick and David Quinto-Pozos. All of the illustrations were drawn by Alec Sarkas from the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE). The project was managed by Nick Laudato and Bill Johnston from CIDDE. Search for an image… Browse the collection… Contact us with comments and questions about this collection.The University of Pittsburgh provides access to the digital materials on the Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction web site for educational and research purposes only.

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