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Resource: Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices

Introduction to the Library This program provides an overview of the entire library, with suggestions for use in professional development settings. Go to this unit. 2. Standards and the Five Cs An introduction to and illustration of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, this program shows how teachers can use the standards to help their students advance in foreign language proficiency. (60 minutes) Go to this unit. 3. 4. 5. The Growing Participator Approach (GPA): A Brief State of the Art and Some Practical Illustrations.

The Growing Participator Approach (GPA): A Brief State of the Art and Some Practical Illustrations by Greg Thomson March 2012 More and more in our international travels we’re encountering people who begin to describe to us a “new language learning method” that they have either observed or heard about.

The Growing Participator Approach (GPA): A Brief State of the Art and Some Practical Illustrations

They are surprised when we say, “That’s us!” At the outset, we need to make some distinctions. 林慧萍 Monique Lin  - 情難枕 (官方完整版MV) Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom. Do you ever feel stuck in a rut while planning your language classes?

Mix It Up! Authentic Activities for the World Language Classroom

Perhaps you spend a lot of time lecturing at the white board, use the same activities with different vocabulary for every unit, or rely on teaching students grammar because that's how you were taught. No matter your "go to" activity, we are all much more engaging when we vary our activities and make them relatable. If the speaker is engaging, a good lecture every now and then is enjoyable. However, when faced with daily lectures, students dread class, and hence, learn less. So why not mix it up? When dreaming up new activities, our main focus should always be authenticity. In a previous Edutopia post, I outlined how to best shape a unit around communication. Interpretive Mode Read children’s stories. Interpersonal Mode. Movies and Listening Comprehension in FOCAL SKILLS Programs.

Clinging to the face of a cliff, Indiana Jones watches as crocodiles devour his enemies in the river far below.

Movies and Listening Comprehension in FOCAL SKILLS Programs

Westley kisses Buttercup after rescuing her from the evil Prince Humperdinck. Kevin whoops in glee as the Wet Bandits are hauled off to jail. And a dozen or so ESL students gasp, sigh, laugh, and acquire English. Teachers in IEPs using the FOCAL SKILLS approach have developed a specialized movie technique for accelerating the growth of students' listening comprehension. This technique is a major element of FOCAL SKILLS pedagogy and appears to be a key factor in the success of programs using this approach. The FOCAL SKILLS Approach to Language Education. Effective WL Instructors… Effective WL Instructors… Every teacher wants to be the best they can be for their students.

Effective WL Instructors…

While there are many attributes that can make a great teacher we can also observe some behaviors and routines that are in a great world language teacher’s classroom. It’s good to be reminded of the actions that make a good foreign language teacher. A supervisor may use a checklist like these during an observation, you may want to self-assess your own classroom, or if you are really daring, have a student(s) check off on these. Below you will find some rubrics we have found around the web, but first we’d like to highlight some we believe to be most essential. Units have real world language performance goals and students have opportunities to communicate in real world context.Teacher uses the target language to conduct class (with out English translations).

Take a look at the following rubrics. 1. We’d like to hear your thoughts. VAULTT - Video Assistance for Understanding Language Teaching Techniques. Yabla - Language Immersion - Learn Languages with Authentic Videos. The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning. The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) Anex2011 spring chen. Here Are Some Examples Of Using “Concept Attainment” In Writing Instruction. I’ve written and shared on this blog and in my books about the inductive learning method called concept attainment.

Here Are Some Examples Of Using “Concept Attainment” In Writing Instruction

Basically, teachers placed examples, typically (though not always) from unnamed student work, under the categories of “Yes” and “No.” The class then constructs their own understanding of why the examples are in their categories. China Learning Initiatives. Yin Yu Tang, A Chinese Home.

Proficiency Rubrics

Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Culture. Welcome!

Foreign Language Teaching Methods: Culture

I'm Tom Garza, an Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and the Director of the Texas Language Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Besides coordinating the program in Russian here at UT, my research interests are primarily focused on incorporating culture and cultural information into language teaching. While the two seem to be inextricably connected, we somehow forget, as teachers, that language without culture is not communication. So, what have the last two decades told us about the cultural quotient in our teaching? First, when the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages introduced the first-ever provisional proficiency guidelines in 1984, they included guidelines for cultural competence.

Center for Applied Second Language Studies: Article: Learning a Language May Come Down to Gestures. From Learning a language may come down to gestures January 9, 2012 Language classes of the future might come with a physical workout because people learn a new tongue more easily when words are accompanied by movement.

Center for Applied Second Language Studies: Article: Learning a Language May Come Down to Gestures

Manuela Macedonia and Thomas Knoesche at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig, Germany, enrolled 20 volunteers in a six-day course to learn “Vimmi”, a phony language designed to make study results easier to interpret. Half of the material was taught using only spoken and written instructions and exercises, while the other half was taught with body movements to accompany each word, which the students were asked to act out. Students remembered significantly more of the words taught with movement, and they used them more readily when creating sentences, according to the researchers.

Read the full article at Access the study at. Deeper Learning: Benefits Of Travel And Second Languages (Deeper Learning) Home - Video For All. Foreign Languages on ITV. I Can Statements, Spanish 1 and Foreign languages. TELL Project. Effective WL Instructors…

L2 Vocabulary Building

New Content Creation Guidelines. Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) @ Teachers College. Chinese Learning Resources. Language and the Human Experience. Better Chinese Blog - Tips on How to Teach Chinese.

Learning a new language is very rewarding.

Better Chinese Blog - Tips on How to Teach Chinese

It can be a challenge at times as well – memorizing lists of vocabulary words or writing Chinese characters over and over can get a little monotonous. To keep kids and even adults engaged and interested, language learning activities should be fun as well as challenging. Here, you will find literally hundreds of free language-learning lessons, games, and activities. Language Materials Project: Search. Foreign Language Teaching Methods. About the Site Foreign Language Teaching Methods focuses on 12 different aspects of language teaching, each taught by a different expert instructor.

Foreign Language Teaching Methods

The site contains video footage from an actual methods course held at the University of Texas at Austin. This flexible resource is designed to be used by foreign language teachers as a component of a classroom methods course or as a stand-alone course for independent learners. “While I was taking this course, I was already changing what I was doing and I can already see the difference. ”


Digital Story Telling.