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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
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,...
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:...
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...
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...
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,...
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