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1. Unmonitored L2 use : increasing student willingness to communicate in the classroom 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...

2. Games and second language acquisition in an after-school program 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...

3. A taste of cultures in a junior-high world language classroom: The necessary task of integrating intercultural 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...

4. Using literacy work stations to enhance arabic reading comprehension, for elementary students 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...

5. Students' reactions to using a wiki to collaborate and enhance Spanish writing skills
 Students' reactions to using a wiki to collaborate and enhance Spanish writing skills Spanish language--Study and teaching (Secondary); Spanish language--Computer-assisted instruction--Case studies Although this study began with the intent to have my students collaborate with high school students in Mexico, it evolved into a self-study about how to improve my teaching practices in my Spanish 1 classes....

6. Grapevinetalk.com: taking oral communication outside the middle school Spanish classroom 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,...

7. Grading for learning in the middle school world language classroom : implications and students' reactions 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...

8. Facebook interactions and writing skills of Spanish language students 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...

9. Assessing growth of cultural understanding in the Chinese language classroom Assessing growth of cultural understanding in the Chinese language classroom Multicultural education -- Study and teaching; Cultural awareness -- Study and teaching; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Chinese language -- Study and teaching; Based on analysis of essays and surveys from Chinese I, Chinese II and Chinese III students studying at Bolles, a private college preparatory school in Jacksonville, Florida, this study attempts to assess...

10. Integrating dialects into the modern standard Arabic high school classroom 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...

11. "But that's not how we do it!" : cultural simulations and the challenge of teaching cross-cultural sensitivity "But that's not how we do it!" : cultural simulations and the challenge of teaching cross-cultural sensitivity in the world language classroom Multicultural education -- Study and teaching; Cultural awareness -- Study and teaching; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Education, Secondary; As the world becomes smaller and interaction between speakers of different languages and cultures increases, the field of second language acquisition has to adjust to the effects of globalization and focus...

12. Experiencing content-based-instruction as an adult learner 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...

13. iSpanish: High school students' perceptions and reactions to language learning through iPads iSpanish: High school students’ perceptions and reactions to language learning through iPads iPad (Computer); Education, Secondary; Language and languages -- Study and teaching; Language learning and language teaching; Spanish language -- Computer-assisted instruction -- Case studies As mobile technology devices, such as the iPad, appear in the foreign language classroom, it is natural that educators look for the best practices and procedures of implementing this technology. However,...

14. American high school students' perceptions of learning a foreign lanaguage and the lasting benefits over 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:...

15. Service, social justice, and change: a study of high school service-learning programs abroad 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...

16. Blogging in French: reading and writing beyond the middle school classroom 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...

17. LinguaFolio Online: through the eyes of a middle school student 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...

18. Reading through the eyes of Latino high school students: a descriptive study 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...

19. Can players be learners: a study of online role-playing games in the world language classroom Can players be learners: a study of online role-playing games in the world language classroom Language learning and language teaching; Foreign language instruction; Role playing; German language -- Study and teaching; Second language acquisition; Computer adventure games; RuneScape Game; Internet in education As educators focused on second language learning, we must acknowledge that technology permeates virtually every aspect of our students’ lives. Indeed, there is a wealth of material available online in...

20. Teaching to change in world language classrooms: qualifying shifts in instructional behaviors and motivation 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...
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