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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...
Netvibes in the AP Spanish classroom: using dashboard technologies to maintain life-long language learning
As 21st century students leave high school classrooms and step out into the world, they will not only be expected to have an advanced technology skill set, they will also be interwoven into a very diverse...
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...
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...
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...
Benefits of utilizing Chinese native peer mentors in a high school Mandarin Chinese language program
At a high school in a metropolitan area of Minnesota with a large international student population, Chinese native international students are paired with Mandarin Chinese language learners in a language...
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....
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,...
Communication between Educational Leaders and Foreign Language Teachers in an International Baccalaureate School
Organizations; Schools; School superintendents; Teachers; Communication;
This thesis, unprecedented by the choice of its topic and setting, examines the organization of communication both as a structure and content between school leaders and foreign language teachers in an...
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...
Speak Up!: Students’ Perspectives on Speaking in the World Language Classroom
Spanish language; Public speaking;
Speaking is one of the core components of communication in any language. In the world language classroom, much focus is placed on reading and writing in the target language, while the emphasis placed on...
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...
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...
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...
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