The spring 2020 issue features eight papers and one review article, representing various topics of interest to the entire NCOLCTL community and various languages in the field, and it comes in two volumes. In this volume, the first two papers Life after Language Immersion: Two Very Different Stories, and Connecting Language Learning in the Classroom with the Local Community: Using Field Performance Tasks in Chinese Study Abroad Contexts discuss immersion and study abroad, programs that augment our regular classroom activities. The next paper, titled Temporal Sequencing and Narration in Learner Language: The Case of an Intensive Mandarin Chinese Program, discusses the issue of narration, one of the key problems in presentative speaking and writing. Testing practices are front and center in An Analysis of Testing Practices in College Korean Language Classrooms. This volume concludes with a particularly interesting review article, entitled Cultural Representations in Foreign Language Textbooks: A Call for Change.
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