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Blogging in French: reading and writing beyond the middle school classroom
French language--Study and teaching (Middle school); French language--Computer-assisted instruction--Case studies
Web 2.0 technologies are continually emerging and they are being utilized more frequently in the classroom. Namely blogs have become popular choices for educators searching for a way to maximize learning...
Implications of using VoiceThread in secondary language learning
This study sets out to test assumptions about how Digital Natives perceive technology in learning and investigates how the technology of the Web 2.0 tool VoiceThread serves to enhance communication and...
Service, social justice, and change: a study of high school service-learning programs abroad
Foreign study; Student service; Social service; Volunartism; Service learning -- Rwanda; Service learning -- Guatemala; High school students -- Travel
This study investigates the impact of service-learning abroad for high school students. The student research participants traveled to Rwanda or Guatemala in 2009 on trips sponsored by their schools. During...
Relationship building, language acquisition, and anxiety in the world language classroom: utilizing the family model
Foreign language instruction; Speech anxiety; Language learning and language teaching; Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Social aspects; Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- Psychological aspects; Second language acquisition; German language -- Study and teaching -- Psychological aspects
This study describes a test of instructional strategies used to increase student relationships in the world language classroom, decrease communication apprehension and foreign language classroom anxiety,...
Integrating dialects into the modern standard Arabic high school classroom
Arabic language; Language learning and language teaching; Foreign language instruction; Arabic language -- Dialects -- Study and teaching; Arabic language -- Study and teaching; Education, Secondary
This research explores ways in which spoken Arabic, or dialect, can be integrated into high school classrooms alongside the literary form, Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Both forms are vital for authentic...
Grapevinetalk.com: taking oral communication outside the middle school Spanish classroom
Spanish language--Study and teaching (Middle school); Spanish language--Computer-assisted instruction--Case studies.
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects that www.grapevinetalk.com has in motivating middle school students to use Spanish to communicate orally with others outside the classroom setting,...
Audio activities in the Spanish classroom: a look at students' perceptions
The purpose of this paper is to see what effects using technology, specifically podcasts, other listening activities, and student recordings in the TL, have on students’ perceptions in their abilities...
American high school students' perceptions of learning a foreign lanaguage and the lasting benefits over a decade
Education, Secondary; German language -- Study and teaching (Secondary) -- United States;
The intent of this paper is to analyze the perceptions of former German high school students regarding second language education in an American school setting. The following questions guided the study:...
Teaching to change in world language classrooms: qualifying shifts in instructional behaviors and motivation through narrative self-study and reflective practice
Reflective teaching; Self study of teaching and teacher education practices; Classroom environment; Teacher-student relationships; Reflective learning; Language and languages -- Study and teaching
Reflective practice has been a tool utilized primarily to assist in preparing pre-service educators to enter the classroom; however, recent trends characterize reflective practice as a naturalistic approach...
The impact of short, authentic film on students’ cultural competence: implications for educators and publishers
Over the past decade, world language publishers have increasingly integrated authentic, short film into their learning materials and marketed this type of medium as an excellent method for teaching the...
A taste of cultures in a junior-high world language classroom: The necessary task of integrating intercultural competence and language for adolescents
Intercultural communication; Intercultural communication -- Study and teaching; Pedagogy, education and praxis; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Multicultural education
Our world is ever-changing and therefore the need for intercultural competence, or effective cross-cultural communication, is increasing. Although world language teachers agree that teaching culture is...
Unmonitored L2 use : increasing student willingness to communicate in the classroom
Communication in foreign language education; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Education, Secondary; Language learning and language teaching;
One of the main goals of any world language teacher is to find ways to increase the amount students use the language that they are learning. Many teachers and researchers have found strategies to increase...
Using literacy work stations to enhance arabic reading comprehension, for elementary students
Arabic language; Language learning and language teaching; Arabic language -- Study and teaching; Education, Elementary; Second language acquisition
My Arabic class is a diverse group of second graders in a private school in Columbia, Missouri. Thinking that Arabic is too difficult to learn, parents of some of my students give higher priority to reading...
LinguaFolio Online: through the eyes of a middle school student
Education -- Evaluation; Foreign language instruction; Language learning and language teaching; French language -- Study and teaching Middle school; French language -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Case studies
LinguaFolio Online is an online portfolio assessment first piloted in 2008. It is a holistic portfolio approach of formative assessment aligned with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages...
Games and second language acquisition in an after-school program
Spanish language -- Study and teaching; Second language acquisition; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; After-school programs; Play; Language learning and language teaching; Foreign language instruction; Educational games;
Language instructors have long recognized games as providing a context for meaningful communication and enhancing motivation. This paper discusses the rationale behind the design and implementation of...
Grading for learning in the middle school world language classroom : implications and students' reactions to a grading system based on assessing the three modes of communication
Students--Rating of; Language and languages--Study and teaching (Middle school); German language--Study and teaching (Middle school)
In recent years, assessment and grading have been at the forefront of education reform as part of an effort to increase student learning and achievement. In spite of this, little research has been done...
Facebook interactions and writing skills of Spanish language students
Facebook (Electronic resource); Spanish language; Spanish language -- Writing; Language learning and language teaching; Foreign language instruction; Spanish language -- Composition and exercises; Internet in education; College students -- Social networks; Spanish language -- Study and teaching
Facebook is an online social-networking site used by many high school and college students today in their personal lives. This thesis reports on an exploratory study which investigated the possible increase...
Reading through the eyes of Latino high school students: a descriptive study
Language learning and language teaching; English language -- Study and teaching -- Spanish speakers; English language -- Study and teaching -- United States; Hispanic Americans -- Education; Reading; Literacy;
English language learners have the potential advantage of growing up to be bilingual adults with valuable career skills, but too often they do not experience academic success and choose to drop out of...
Experiencing content-based-instruction as an adult learner
Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Language learning and language teaching; Adult education; Community education; Norwegian language -- Study and teaching; Language arts -- Correlation with content subjects
Content-based instruction (CBI) has gained popularity in the arena of second language acquisition for its practicality and effectiveness in teaching content and language simultaneously. Research has shown...
K-12 German classrooms with a Radtour, a Neptunfest, and a Betreuer in einer Kiste: Waldsee adaptations and uses in the classroom
Concordia Language Villages has been teaching fifteen languages, including German, to people for over fifty years, starting at Waldsee, the German Language Village in Bemidji, Minnesota. The teachers at...
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